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Dream Jackpot features a substantial range of poker variants for you to enjoy. Poker is one of the more complex traditional casino games to understand but is also one of the best. If you’re a long-time fan of Poker or simply a newcomer the game then you can be sure that our entertaining and informative descriptions will help you understand the game in more depth and how to play some of its many variants.

There are many differing versions but why not take a look through just some the games available to the Dream Jackpot site. Play All American Dbl Up today for a cut of the American pie or why not try Jacks or Better, a simplistic and enjoyable poker game where Jacks are the highest value playing card in the game.

Our online poker games are developed by some of the leading games developers in the industry who all have over 20 years of expert knowledge developing high quality and simplistic slot and casino games that players can build an affinity to. Some of these developers include NetEnt, Microgaming and Blueprint.

Safety and Payment

Furthermore, all our games are licensed and approved by the UK Gambling Commission and we work closely with the commission to establish firm and fair gambling rules and strive to ensure that our players adhere to our responsible gaming guidelines. We can be certain that all our games offer a fair, balanced, and safe gameplay experience and advise all players stick to their deposit limits. Deposit limits can also be changed within the settings page on your mobile, desktop, or tablet devices.

The History of Poker

Many historians that the game that is now known as Poker can be traced all the way back to the 10th century. It is said that ancient Chinese monks and emperors would play the game with dominos. Alternatively, the game has also been linked the Persian card game of the 16th century named ‘As Nas’. The game we know and love today is said to have first been established with the rules and hand values in 1937, but for almost a century prior to this the game went through a series of revisions and adaptions that changed from colony to colony. The most sparse differences were between former French and English colonies, places like Louisiana and New Orleans adopted different ways of playing for the sake of cultural diversity.

It was the developments of Poker in the 1970s that truly established poker as a common force in the gambling world. The rise of its popularity due to televised professional tournaments create a buzz around the game that eventually led to the poker boom of 1987. The game was everywhere, and rife in popular culture. Changes in US gambling laws around this time allowed new states to play the game and many new Poker houses began to spring up across the land. This helped establish the game in the psyches of Americans everywhere and thus cemented the 5 hand game in the American minds along with Blackjack and Roulette forever.

As we rode steadily into the 20th century many people had already foreseen what the birth of the internet could mean for the poker players and the casino industry. Satellite TV picked up live professional poker tournaments and the popularity of online poker excelled.

Poker Variants

Straight Poker – This is perhaps the most basic variant of the game with players being dealt a full hand in one round with raising and re-raising allowed. This is where the roots of the game exist and this is the game that evolved into 3 card poker. This was also an extremely popular gentlemen’s game around the time of the American Revolutionary war.

Stud Poker – Cards are dealt face down or face up in pre-determined combinations across a series of rounds. Betting follows the dealing of the cards and this is the second oldest variant in the poker family with hands being dealt between 3 and 5 cards. The latest revision of stud poker allows players to be dealt 7 cards where they must make the best 5 combination based on what they possess.

Draw Poker – The rules of draw poker are simple; a complete hand is dealt face down to the player, following betting players are allowed to discard unwanted cards and be dealt another card with the intent of bettering their hand. Draw Poker is often named Five-card draw and is perhaps one of the most famous variants in this multi-faceted family because of its simplicity.

There are many other variants in the poker family but these are just some of the great types and titles available across the Dream Jackpot platform. If you’d like further information about how to play these games then why not visit our specific game pages for further insight into the instructions.