The History of Poker DVD
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- Additional Details
- Format: Color, DVD-Video, NTSC
- Rating: Not Rated
- Number of Discs: 1
- Run Time: 50 Minutes
- Region: Region 1
- Aspect Ratio: 1.33:1
- Language: English
- Studio: History Channel
- DVD Release Date: May 9, 2004
The complete tale of the quintessentially American card game goes from smoke filled rooms to prime-time entertainment.
- Top players share unforgettable stories of winning hands and losing draws.
- Sit in on a high stakes game headed by Doyle Brunson, the "godfather of poker."
- Trace poker's remarkable spread across 19th-century America.
It traveled with riverboat gamblers along the Mississippi in the 1800s. Generals Grant, McClellan and Custer played during the Civil War. Men like Wild Bill Hickok dealt in the saloons and trading posts of the frontier. Today, it has broken out of the back rooms to become a prime-time attraction, with top tournament players winning millions of dollars a year--legally.
From the French settlers who brought it to the New World in the 19th century to high-stakes, televised championships, THE HISTORY OF POKER traces the past of this gripping game.
Re-enactments, archival footage, period artwork and in-depth interviews with some of the top players alive highlight every aspect of the fascinating tale. And pull up a seat for a game presided over by some of most storied card players in history, including Doyle Brunson, the "godfather of poker."