Poker has proven incredibly popular in America since its beginnings. In the 20th Century, the card game has grown from a simple game of cards often just played for entertainment to an incredible high-stakes profession. Today, big-time poker players are playing to win and many skilled professionals can make a living by trying their luck at the table - whether online or in a casino. If you’ve ever watched a game from the sidelines, you’ll know how it’s more a game of skill than luck. We can’t think of many other games that have such a strong link to our language - from folding, cashing in your chips, even raising the stakes, and showing one’s hand - poker is written into America’s daily life.