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Online poker started in the mid 1990's and a couple of years later the first real online poker rooms saw the light of day. In the early stages online poker was played for free in the form of IRC Poker.

The first online poker room was Planet Poker launched in 1998.

Within the years to come large companies with cooperative structures entered the market. In 2006 and onwards various national governments in the world started to interfering with the online poker market and changed it for the worse.

The dominating poker rooms till date have been Planet Poker, Paradise Poker, Party Poker and now PokerStars which is the most dominating market leader in the history of online poker.

In the menu on your left hand side you can find articles describing in detail the different eras of online poker history and how the industry has changed over the years.

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