Two years ago I’d never heard of Texas Hold 'em. Now I can’t walk through a pharmacy or toy store without seeing Hold 'em sets, complete with cards, chips, and a vidoe tape. Every other TV show is a poker tourney. And poker sites are popping up all over the web. One would think that anyone who has not heard of this game must be living under a rock.
Is it my imagination, or has this game recently experienced a sudden surge in popularity? What would account for this?