The origin of the poker game is not entirely certain, but it is generally believed to originate from the 12, 13th century Southern Song Dynasty, the Chinese leaf play. Leaf play early in the Tang Dynasty appeared, according to the Four seasons divided into four categories, playing cards of the four colors also have a similar argument. Some people think that mahjong and Gow are also related to the early leaf play. Another widely held recognition is that the tarot cards evolved, because both types of cards are divided into four kinds of colors, the head card and the tarot of the palace cards coincide.
At the same time, some people believe that poker is completely the invention of Atlantis, with the above said all have nothing to do. Some pundits believe that India is more likely to be the birthplace of solitaire than China. It has been suggested that there is a certain connection between the early European Cards (tarot) and The Hindu mythology goddess Ardhanari. The Goddess has four hands, each holding wands, cups, swords and rings (representing money). In some of the early European cards, similar symbols were printed. There is a saying that Solitaire was introduced into Europe by a gypsy who had originally been an Indian nation. They crossed the Persian, Arab into Egypt, from Egypt to Europe, some of them about 100 people, in 1427 into Paris.
Note: Ardhanari should refer to Shiva's wife Kali goddess, the Hindu myth has more description: Kali Goddess "to create blood by water, fire to create vitality, to create the flesh of the Earth, the wind to create breathing." As early as 14th century or earlier, many places in Europe, known as Nuremberg, Augsburg and Ulm, have produced Solitaire. Italy's Tarot card may be earlier than the advent of German solitaire: In an Italian document dated 1299, the Tarot card has already been mentioned. Brabant, the Duchess of Johanna, taught cards in Holland in 1379, and in Spain at least 1371.
It may have been the Moorish or the Saharans who brought the cards from Spain to Italy, but attempts to explain the similarity between Spanish naipes and Arabic nabi of the word solitaire have not been successful. The historical fact that the French King Charles VI were ordered Jacquimin Greenneur to hand-draw a deck of cards in 1392 led to the emergence of a French version of the card source. But it is obvious that the King's command of a deck of cards is just a card similar to other cards that have already been used. At that time, the Royal Treasurer, who was responsible for the payment of the money, had spoken of three Solitaire, printed "in gold and various colours, and with many decorations, for the amusement of our King's Majesty."
"17 of these cards are currently on display at the French National Library. The number of cards introduced to Britain was later than that of other European countries. Chaucer died in 1400, though he had enumerated all the amusements of the day, but never mentioned the cards: "They danced, they played chess and banquets." "The information about Edward I wearing a four-king (k) game with a flanging dress almost certainly refers to some other game, perhaps some form of chess play."
The earliest mention of British poker was in 1465, when British poker makers applied to Edward IV for a ban on foreign-made playing cards, and there was an appropriate law to support it. C.P Hagravi wrote in his book History of Poker: "There was a tale of Columbus and his sailors who loved to gamble, and when they were struck by storms in the vast and mysterious sea, they threw their playing cards into the sea with horror caused by superstition. Later, after they reached the land, they regretted the reckless action, and they made some poker in the new country with a leaf, which aroused great interest among the Indians. "The material of Karma Serrazo De Nas Wiga (" Florida history "), said the Spanish soldiers in the 1534 expedition, using leather cards playing cards. This statement seems to be more than just a legend.
Mexicans had a long time to have a card show, when Mexicans called it (Amapa-tolli), where Amapa meant paper, and Tolli meant games.