Poker is nothing but a card game, in fact it is a collection of card games. There are many variants to this game but the basic concept remains the same.
Can someone bluff in poker?
The popular term “poker faced” came in to existence because of this game and people bluffing. If all players withdraw their bets then the last player need not show his hands. This means if someone is smart enough to hide his cards and emotions then he could win. Thus poker is not a game based on luck but also is a mind sport.
When did poker come in to existence?
The early references one could find in modern day literature is during 1820s and 1840s, where poker has been reported to have been played in New Orleans and it spread to rest of the country via Mississippi river boats where gambling was famous. The earlier versions were played only with 20 cards and by 4 people, later the full card deck began to be used and multiple variants of the game were introduced in the next century. This game is said to have originated in Persia called as As-Nas. There is also contradictions stating that this game came from poque played in France.