It is thought that playing cards were first invented in Imperial China. Evidence of card games has been discovered which dates back to as early as 9th century. The game we know as poker has evolved from ancient card games and has been influenced by games crossing several continents and cultures. Some historians believe that poker’s origins can be traced to a domino-card game played by a 10th-century Chinese emperor; others claim it is a descendant of the Persian card game “As Nas,” which dates back to the 16th century.
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