The Game of Draw Poker - A Brief History

The Game of Draw Poker - A Brief History

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Author: G.R. Williamson
Length: 7 page(s)
Written: July 2012
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Views: 3878

Category: Biographies & Memoirs » Historical biography  |  Work: Article
Keywords: draw poker, poker history, old west, old west gambling, gambling history

A brief true article on the origin and evolution of Draw Poker in the USA.

This is an article giving the true, brief history of Draw Poker. The game was born and bred in the USA. In many ways it’s as American, as well, mom and apple pie. After it’s origin in the mid-1800’s the game evolved into a world-wide popularity and eventually morphed into the current Texas Hold ’em.

Written by G.R. Williamson, a historical writer living in Kerrville, Texas, it traces the games lineage and background. He is the author of The Texas Pistoleers (2011) and Frontier Gambling (2012). Currently he is at work on a non-fiction book about Willis Newton – The Last Texas Outlaw.


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G.R. Williamson | Author on XinXii.com

Member since: Apr 2012
Publications on XinXii:  6
G.R. Williamson is a historian, a storyteller and a western writer. He is also a member of The Western Writers of America and The Wild West History Association. Currently he is at work on a non-fiction book about the outlaw Willis Newton – the last of the old-time Texas bank and train robbers.
He ives in Kerrville, Texas with his wife Jean and his trusty Chihuahua, “Shooter”.
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