Fact? or Fiction?

2fingershuffle

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1. The very first poker chips were made from ivory, wood, clay, and bone.
The gaming houses at the time decided to make bone, wood, ivory, and clay chips to symbolize certain values. Poker players could exchange their money and gold for chips, much like it is done today.

2. Early games of poker were played with a deck of just 20 cards.
According to the history buffs, players only started using 52 cards to play poker in the 1830s. Prior to this, only 20 cards were used with 4 players. Each player was given 5 cards, and the betting would start on whose hand was the best.

3. The 4 kings in the poker deck actually have meaning and, according to certain sources, have been named after actual kings.
Which kings? Roman Caesar Augustus, Alexander the Great, King David of Israel, and King Charlemagne of France.

4. Poker is considered an official mind sport.
The International Mind Sports Association (IMSA) deemed poker a mind sport in 2010. Now poker players can call themselves “athletes”.

5. Chinese poker players believe that wearing red brings good luck. Chinese poker players believe that wearing red brings good luck.
Many Chinese poker players wear at least one red item when playing a game of poker. Superstition says that it increases their chances of winning.

6. The Lady Luck Underwater Poker Tournament in Florida has winners of qualifying rounds playing their final hands underwater.
The venue provides specialized chips and cards, and players finish their final rounds in the water. Participation in this game is free, and winners get a trophy, prizes, and of course, exposure.

What do you think?

Source: Gamesver
 
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YenRodriguez

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interesting post, it was a good read.
the underwater tournament is interesting, because being in the water is already a factor that can alter thinking.
 
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Good to read about some history and general knowledge about poker guess lot of people focus only on strategy and the game and never think or have chance to know such knowledge about the game
 
hunterws

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Interesting factoids.
#4. I'm still on the fence. Any "sport" you can do while holding a beer, isn't really a sport. #bowling for instance lol
 
Sergei 9417

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Poker with 20 cards is fun, but to make poker a sport even more fun, now there is a fight against doping in world sports, because it is a deception in a fair competition, and poker is a game built on sheer deception. Interesting, ha ha ha.
 
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