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Iceni Magazine | December 10, 2019

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New Research Discovers Traditional Games Are Dying

New Research Discovers Traditional Games Are Dying

Are Traditional Games Dying? 

Recent research shows only one in every four 18-55 year olds know ‘how to raise the stakes’. 

Data collected by online poker provider Paddy Power, discovered that although a quarter of adults understand the rules of poker, solitaire and blackjack are more popular with three quarters of the population knowing how to play.

It is believed that solitary games have risen in popularity due to the increased availability on computers, tablets and phones and poker has only survived because of Stephen Au-Yeung introducing the first version against the casino in 2000. This article about live dealers explains their role in this groundbreaking development in the world of online gambling.

Texas Hold’em is the Most Popular Style

Texas Hold’em is easily the most popular version of poker and this variation involves players being dealt two ‘hole cards’ to start. This is then followed by three rounds of raising the stakes until the full set of cards are revealed.

Barry Carter from Poker Strategy, says: “The main reason why Hold’em will always take centre stage is because of the beautiful simplicity of it all. It really does take just a few minutes to learn the basics of the game, which is why it will always be the easiest form of poker to market and televise.”

Texas Hold’em has long been played in tournaments and across casinos worldwide, but with the introduction of apps it can now also be played online. Digital games have increased the versions available and competition in the market place has grown. From slot machines to Russian roulette, there are thousands of casino games and poker alone has several different versions. 

The Different Types of Poker

There are over 10 variations of poker and according to Cards Chat, a worldwide poker community: “Poker has developed over the years, and many online poker sites now offer all kinds of variations, from the simple to the complex.”

Only a quarter of adults understand the basic version of poker, but this number should be higher as there are so many to choose from. For example, Omaha is a great game for players who love action and when played at high stakes can be really exciting. In 2016, Ryan Laplante won the biggest pot-limit in history, so give it a go and play live casino games.


 

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