Poker is generally considered to have developed from collaboration between French settlers and Persian sailors in which city?
In New Orleans, French settlers played a bluffing and betting game called poque, and Persian sailors used decks of cards with five suits. Together, they are thought to have created poker in the late 18th or early 19th century.
Which legendary casino owner held the first-ever World Series of Poker in 1970?
Benny Binion, owner of Binion's Gambling Hall and Hotel in Las Vegas, held the first World Series of Poker.
What is a "bug" another term for?
A "bug" is a joker when it's used as a wild card in a poker game.
Which of these hands beats a full house?
Only four of a kind, a straight flush or a royal flush can beat a full house (three of a kind, plus a pair).
What are table stakes?
Table stakes is a game limitation that mandates players bet only with the chips on the table. If they run out of chips, they're out of the game until a hand is over. Then they can buy more chips.
What is a rabbit in poker jargon?
A rabbit is a player who digs through the cards after a hand to find improprieties or errors in a hand
In Texas Hold'em, the two cards dealt facedown are said to be:
In Texas Hold'em the two cards dealt face down are "in the hole," as in "ace in the hole."
Which of these types is generally considered the standard poker game?
Five-Card Draw, though considered standard poker, has fallen out of fashion in recent years.
Which of these is a variation poker game?
Chicago poker is a variation on the game.
Cold-decking is a poker cheat. What does it entail?
Cold-decking is a cheat in which a stacked deck is used to replace a fresh one.
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