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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.
Benny Binion, owner of Binion's Gambling Hall and Hotel in Las Vegas, held the first World Series of Poker.
A "bug" is a joker when it's used as a wild card in a poker game.
Only four of a kind, a straight flush or a royal flush can beat a full house (three of a kind, plus a pair).
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.
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 face down are "in the hole," as in "ace in the hole."
Five-Card Draw, though considered standard poker, has fallen out of fashion in recent years.
Chicago poker is a variation on the game.
Cold-decking is a cheat in which a stacked deck is used to replace a fresh one.