Traditionally, casino poker was played only in casinos and these games included variations such as five-card stud, Texas Hold 'em Poker, seven-card stud and the popular Omaha variations.
Casino poker, unlike many other card games however, has a unique betting system as much of the process is entirely voluntary. Casino poker, therefore, is not just a game of luck and skill, but also one of psychology and deception.
Casino poker, also known as "Brick-and-Mortar" or "B&M" poker, was first invented around two hundred years ago and the earliest variations of the game were created in, or around the 1800's.
At this time, poker was a highly popular game played by aristocrats along the Mississippi river. It was first spotted on the river boats in the form of a 20 card game, however casinos soon started playing the full 52-card game and they eventually invented the game of stud poker and wild card.
The poker we know and love today is undeniably a highly American game. Modern variations were introduced in the early 1970s with the popularity of tournament play. As community style play became popular, games such as Omaha and Texas Hold'em were invented to meet with players' demands for faster, more enjoyable forms of Casino poker.
Since the 1970s, poker has swept through the world and of all the games, Texas Hold'em has become the most popular. Thanks to the fame of the World Series of Poker, casino poker can now boast of having millions of players worldwide.
Nowadays, poker is no longer just a casino game. With the growth of the internet, more and more brick-and-mortar casinos are creating online poker rooms due to the fact that poker now has such a large following. Online poker is now undeniably the most popular card game in the world.