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The Recorded History of Electronic Poker

by Sergio on Feb.16, 2010, under Video Poker

Electronic Poker is simply a combination of two common forms of betting: the slots with the poker game. Winning a game of Video-Poker requires a mixture of gambler ability with pure luck, making it a favorite with bettors. The game of poker is thought to have begun back in 1830, where it is recorded as having been enjoyed by French migrants dwelling in New Orleans. Electronic-Poker uses a version of the game named five-card draw poker. Meanwhile, the coin-operated card device (referred affectionately as a "slot") was first created in the late 1800’s, with poker machines appearing in San Francisco in Eighteen Ninety. These machines were very basic by today’s specifications, using real cards rather than symbols.

The machines dropped in interest throughout the 1st half of the 1900’s. Economic problems combined with the limited technologies of the machines themselves meant that persons just were not interested in playing anymore. A very primitive electronic poker machine was released in Nineteen Sixty-Four but accomplished only moderate results.

It wasn’t until the mid-70’s that the Electronic Poker machines as we know it today started to be obtainable. Developments in technology meant that a central processing unit (CPU) could be installed inside the machines to give them a "brain", whilst a video screen transmitted the action to the bettor.

Meanwhile, gambling house operators searched for new high-profit games, and the combination of a slot machine with the more traditional game of five-card draw poker proved to be a winning mixture with the old and new. The very first Video Poker equipment was built in 1976 by Bally Manufacturing. It was black and white only, but a color version followed just 8 months later, released by the Fortune Coin Corporation. Over the next handful of years, chips grew to become less expensive to produce, and extra casinos introduced Electronic Poker machines as they started to be more financially viable. A version named Draw Poker was unveiled in ‘79 by a business now known as IGT, and it achieved amazing success.

Electronic Poker truly took off inside early 1980s where it started to be well-known in gambling establishments across Sin City. Bettors found themselves far less intimidated by a device than they were when seated at a table facing others. The reputation of the game has continuously increased throughout the last twenty-five years and it can now be found in the majority of gambling establishments around the world, along with bars and on the Web.

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