The Surprisingly Humble, Forgotten Roots Of Poker’s Biggest Game | Forbes

With the World Series of poker underway, I decided to look first at the history of the game:

The World Series of Poker, whose Main Event got underway last Monday, is today a global phenomenon, with thousands of players hoping to bluff and raise their way towards the millions of dollars at stake. Its first years were considerably smaller scale, but have some interesting lessons that still resonate today.

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Author: Dave

Director of the Center for Gaming Research at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas and author of several books, including Roll the Bones: The History of Gaming. Also Forbes.com contributor.

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