The popularity of poker has boomed since it's arrival in North America. In 1970, the first World Series was held. In 1987, California legalized the Hold'Em and Omaha versions, which saw a surge in popularity in these forms. The development of casino resorts such as Atlantic City and Las Vegas took poker to the masses.
The latest developments of online and live games have helped bring poker to those who like to play in the comfort of their own home. Online poker has also allowed new players to learn and develop their strategies in their own time without fear of busy tables and other players.