Online Poker History Facts
History of Online Poker
The game of poker may go back as far as 200 years, but the online version as we know it today is only a mere 13 years old. The first virtual poker hand was dealt over the Internet on January 1, 1998 when the very first online poker site
was launched, Planet Poker. Planet Poker was founded by poker pro, author, and legend, Mike “Mad Genius” Caro and is still in existence today, though it quit taking real money
bets in March 2007 following the UIGEA fiasco (more on that later). The first real-money poker game
was a Texas
Hold ‘em game of $3/$6 stakes. Although Planet Poker was the first online poker room, it failed to tap into the crowds of players waiting to be summoned.
I was reading this tonight and thought it was very interesting to share with other players that might not of known when online poker was first played.