Official poker is a game played by both amateurs and professionals alike. Its origins can be traced back to the domino-card game of a 10th century Chinese emperor. It has also been suggested that the game may be a descendent of the Persian card game As Nas, which dates back to the 16th century. Its European predecessor, Poque, was first played in France during the seventeenth century. It was based on the Spanish primero, which involved three cards for each player and bluffing.
In 2008, Marcel Luske, a renowned poker professional from the Netherlands, decided to compile a set of rules for international poker games. The FIDPA website is where players can download these rules. The official poker rules are constantly reviewed, so players should keep in mind the latest changes. Once the rules have been finalized, poker tournaments can be held anywhere in the world. In addition to establishing rules for international competitions, the FIDPA also publishes the rules of various poker tournaments.
The official poker rules state that no player should cheat, but that if a player cheats or collides with others, WFP reserves the right to revoke Player Membership. Other major infractions include cheating, collusion, verbally or physically abusing another player, and telling another player to turn face-up at showdown. In addition, players should not engage in gambling at a poker table. If you find any of these behaviors, you should immediately contact the WFP.