14 Mar 10

Electronic-Poker is merely a blend of two well-known forms of wagering: the video slot machine using the poker game. Winning a game of Electronic-Poker requires a mixture of player talent with good fortune, making it a favorite with bettors. The game of poker is believed to have begun back in 1830, where it’s recorded as having been played by French newcomers residing in New Orleans. Electronic Poker uses a variation of the game named five-card draw poker. At the same time, the coin-operated card equipment (known affectionately as a "slot machine") was originally developed in the late 1800’s, with poker machines appearing in San Francisco in 1890. These machines were very simple by today’s specifications, using real cards instead of symbols.

The machines dropped in popularity throughout the 1st half of the 1900’s. Economic problems mixed with the limited technologies of the machines themselves meant that persons just weren’t interested in betting anymore. A very primitive electronic poker machine was released in 1964 but accomplished only moderate results.

It was not until the mid-70’s that the Video-Poker equipment as we know it today grew to become offered. Breakthroughs in technology meant that a computer chip (CPU) could be installed inside the machines to give them a "brain", while a monitor transmitted the action to the player.

Meanwhile, casino operators searched for new high-profit games, and also the mixture of a slot machine with the additional traditional game of five-card draw poker proved to be a winning mixture from the old and new. The 1st Video-Poker device was built in ‘76 by Bally Manufacturing. It was black and white only, but a color version was developed just 8 months later, released by the Fortune Coin Business. Over the next couple of years, computer chips grew to become more affordable to produce, and additional gambling houses introduced Electronic-Poker machines as they started to be much more financially viable. A version called Draw Poker was introduced in 1979 by a business now known as IGT, and it achieved unheralded success.

Electronic-Poker actually took off in the early 80s where it grew to become common in casinos across Las Vegas. Gamblers discovered themselves less anxious by a equipment than they were when seated at a table facing others. The popularity of the game has steadily improved over the last twenty-five years and it can now be discovered in the majority of casinos throughout the world, as well as in bars and on the Internet.

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