Actress Jennifer Tilly Wins Poker Event
LAS VEGAS - Actress Jennifer Tilly is no poker pretender. Tilly won the Ladies no-limit Texas Hold ‘Em event at the World Series of Poker, marking the first time a celebrity has won a bracelet at the
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Interesting gambling information:
- The name of the game "Poker" likely descended from the French poque, which descended from the German pochen ("to knock"), but it is not clear whether the games named by those terms were the real origins of poker.
- The major differences between regular poker and video poker is that you are playing against a machine rather than real people, and your goal is to achieve particular hands rather than beat opponents hands.
- Poker is derived from the Persian game of "as nar" and was probably based on the dice game "tali", which was played by the Romans.
- During the 1950s, the Senate Committee to Investigate Organized Crime in Interstate Commerce held a number of hearings on criminal influence in the casino industry. The committee was chaired by Senator Estes Kefauver, and the committee is also known by his name.