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August 10, 2005

Poker Texas Holdem History Moneymaker triumph starts Poker Frenzy around the world Uplinegames reports Poker to be $6 billion business by 2006

Poker today is played all over the world in tournament games with satellite television transmissions from virtually any point on the globe. Uplinegames reports online poker is expected to be a $6 billion business by the year 2006.

MoneyMaker, an accountant, triumphed in 2003, winning a seat to play and beat the world's greatest professional poker players. ( claims everyone has a chance to be the next Moneymaker.

Know Your Poker History

In 969 A.D., Emperor Mu Tsung introduced the game of "domino cards." This may have been poker's slow-growing zygote.

Egypt: fragments of playing cards have been recovered that date back to the 12th and 13th centuries and "Ganjifa" ("Treasure-cards")betting games in the early 16th century. This inspired the Persian game of "As Nas," a five-player 25-card game from the 17th century and one of the early games that most resembles poker.

Card playing spread in the 14th century as first documented in Catalan, Spain then Italy before quickly spreading throughout Europe. The early Tarot deck from early Egyptian, Hebraic, and Roma cultures suited minor arcana cards inspired the popular 52-card deck.

It was France, created the familiar four playing suits of Spades, Clubs, Hearts, and Diamonds in the 15th century for its national game of "Poque." Poque etymological roots for the eventual "poker" moniker. German Pochspiel or "knock-play" which introduced the tactic of bluffing into the early betting world and used now in Texas Holdem Poker. It's all in the strategy of the game knowing when to "Holdem" or "Foldem" even in the 15th century.

$6,000,000,000 Business Opportunity

Uplinegames is now accepting poker affiliates that want to share in the incredible profits generated from online poker. If you have marketing ideas then you put yourself into a virtual money machine. You earn a percentage of the player's net for life. Get information online at:(

5 Stars 4 ( plans to review every poker site online to find the Ultimate gaming site. Lifecruiser Captain Bosse of Sweden stated Uplinegames gets their vote for Ultimate gaming site 2005( a five star review and Uplinepoker (


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