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Electronic-Poker is merely a blend of two popular forms of betting: the slot machine using the poker game. Succeeding at a game of Electronic-Poker requires a blend of gambler skill with genuine luck, making it a favorite with bettors. The game of poker is believed to have originated back in 1830, where it is recorded as having been enjoyed by French expatriates residing in New Orleans. Video-Poker uses a variation of the game called 5card draw poker. Meanwhile, the coin-operated card equipment (known affectionately as a "slot machine") was originally created in the late 19th century, with poker machines showing up in San Francisco in 1890. These machines were quite simple by today’s specifications, using actual cards rather than icons.

The machines declined in acceptance throughout the initial half of the 1900’s. Economic issues combined with the restricted technologies of the machines themselves meant that persons just weren’t interested in gambling anymore. A quite primitive electronic digital poker device was released in Nineteen Sixty-Four but accomplished only reasonable results.

It was not until the mid-1970s that the Video Poker machines as we know it today started to be obtainable. Improvements in technology meant that a central processing unit (CPU) could be put inside the machines to give them a "brain", whilst a monitor transmitted the action to the gambler.

Meanwhile, gambling house operators searched for new high-profit games, and also the blend of a slot machine using the much more traditional game of five-card draw poker proved to be a winning combination from the old and new. The 1st Video Poker machine was built in 1976 by Bally Manufacturing. It was black and white only, but a color version was developed just 8 months later, by the Fortune Coin Company. Over the next few years, chips grew to become less costly to mass produce, and extra casinos introduced Video-Poker machines as they started to be additional financially viable. A version known as Draw Poker was released in ‘79 by a business now labeled IGT, and it achieved unheralded success.

Video Poker really took off in the early 1980s where it grew to become famous in casinos across Sin City. Bettors discovered themselves less anxious by a unit than they were when sitting down at a table facing others. The popularity of the game has continuously increased during the last quarter-century and it can now be found in the majority of gambling establishments around the world, as well as in bars and on the Internet.