The Evolution of Marked Cards and Poker Analyzers
The game has captured our national imagination. But why?
Poker has evolved into a game that involves bluffing, deception and sleight of hand. These elements make the game so compelling.
Poker began as a simple game of parlor where 20 cards were dealt to four players. The winner was determined by who had the best matching pair or three or more cards of the same type. Over time, poker grew in popularity and attracted eggheads such as mathematician John von Neumann who wrote his 1928 article, The Theory of Parlor Games, a groundbreaking development in gaming theory with profound implications for economics analysis.
Poker analyzers can now identify marked cards that look like regular cards. A poker analyzer scans a deck of playing cards and sends a signal via Bluetooth to the user, indicating who is winning each hand seat. There are different types of marked card available, including invisible ink contact cards, side barcode cards, and infrared cards.