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Poker

Poker is a card game that has evolved from several different games over the centuries. One of the primary components of these games was the ability to place high bets on poor hands, "bluffing" opponents into thinking the hand was good. The immediate predecessor to poker was the French game Poque. French colonists who arrived in Canada in the 1700s brought the game with them to North America. In the early 1800s a group of French colonists founded New Orleans and poque spread from Louisiana north throughout the United States.

Poker began to dominate gambling in the mid 1800s. The first reference to the game in print was made in 1834 when Jonathan H. Greene wrote about "the cheating game" played on Mississippi river boats. Poker became very popular in saloons, as well as a favorite pastime... Read more

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A Poker Set

May 19, 2018, 3:00 PM EST
Lakeland, FL, USA

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A Vintage Poker Chip

May 19, 2018, 3:00 PM EST
Lakeland, FL, USA

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Round Catalin Poker Chip Holder-Full

May 21, 2018, 6:00 PM EST
Cranston, RI, USA

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Wood Box Full of Catalin Poker Chips

May 21, 2018, 6:00 PM EST
Cranston, RI, USA

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