ONLINE CASINO POKER
Online poker Switzerland
Since the start of the poker boom in 2003, triggered by the World Series of Poker (WSOP) champion Chris Moneymaker, online poker has become one of the most popular casino games in Switzerland. While poker is one of the more difficult casino games to learn, we don’t just want to leave it to the pros. Read on and we’ll explain everything you need to know to play poker online!
What types of poker are there?
There are many different versions of poker. The best-known is Texas Hold ’em, in which the best hand has to be formed from two of your own cards and five community cards. Other popular variants are:
- Omaha: Each player is dealt four cards face down, plus five community cards. Each player must now make the best hand from two of their own cards and three of the community cards.
- Seven-card stud: Each player is dealt seven cards: three face down, four face up. The goal is to make the best five-card hand.
- Five-card draw: Each player is dealt five cards face down and has the chance to exchange one or more of their hand cards for a new one up to two times. The aim is to hold the best hand of five cards in your hand at the end.
Ultimate Texas Hold’em is also a very popular variant in casinos and online-casinos. Ultimate Texas Hold ’em, as the name suggests, is based on Texas Hold ’em poker. However, the version is a bit simplified, and not all players play with different cards, but rather all players in this online version play with the same cards against the dealer.
What kind of poker do you play in the casino?
Another frequently asked question is which version of poker is played in the casino. Unfortunately, this question cannot be answered in a general way. Texas Hold ’em poker is probably the most popular variant in Switzerland and around the world. In particular, Ultimate Texas Hold ’em is often played in the online-casino or in physical casinos.
So if you’re not sure which variant you’re playing in a game, we recommend that you check the table rules before you start playing. This will ensure that you’re well prepared and have the best possible chance of winning.
Can I play poker online for free?
Don’t worry if you’re not so familiar with the different types of poker: you can play many different poker variants for free at jackpots.ch. This way, you can get a feel for the game without risking your money.
The origins of poker
As with many other casino games, the origins of poker are not entirely clear. Some cite a Persian game called As Nas as a precursor. However, this theory is controversial today. It is more likely that the German game «Poch» or the French game «Poque» were the forerunners of today’s poker. These games were first mentioned in 1441.
The game was then brought to the United States by French settlers. In the beginning, it spread to the region around the Mississippi and continued to develop. Initially, the game was played with a 20-card deck; only around 1830 was the modern 52-card deck introduced.
In the 20th century, the popularity of poker grew rapidly, especially in the US. This was particularly due to the World Series of Poker, which was held for the first time in 1970. Since then, the tournament has become the most famous and prestigious poker tournament in the world.
The online poker scene then expanded further with the launch of the first online-casinos. It’s now possible for people from all over the world to play poker together online. But poker is also booming in Switzerland: online poker is taking Switzerland by storm!
However, a game such as poker, with such a long history, usually cannot be traced back to a single game as its origin. It is therefore likely that poker originated from a number of games, and today’s versions contain different influences.
Where does the name «poker» come from?
The name «poker» is also said to derive from the pioneers Poch and Poque. These names are derived from the verb «to poke». This later became the name poker. Poker as a game name was first documented in 1836.
Where can I play poker?
jackpots.ch offers a variety of different online poker games. With us, you can improve your poker strategy and play online poker legally in Switzerland. Whether in the free in demo mode or for real money, with our range of online poker games, you’re sure to find something for you!