Gambling on poker is rapidly becoming a major pastime at our online casinos, having been confined to a relatively small group of enthusiasts for many years. The revival of poker gambling probably started in Ireland and the UK with the decision to televise poker tournaments a few years ago, but the rapid rise in online casino gambling has really brought poker gambling back into the mainstream of casino games gambling. Without doubt the most popular version of the modern game of poker is Texas Hold’em, in which each player is dealt just two cards, with five community cards dealt into the centre of the table which can be used by all the players. There are however a number of other poker games now available at our online casinos, many of which are staging a comeback after many years in the doldrums. If you enjoy gambling on poker using community cards, why not try Omaha poker which again uses five community cards, but each player is dealt four cards face down of which they must use two in their final hand. Then there is stud poker, the most popular version of which is 7-card stud which is apparently now second only to Texas Hold’em for poker gambling online. Each player is dealt two cards face down and five cards face up, one at a time after each gambling round. 5-card stud is similar except that each player is dealt only one card face down with four cards face up. Both of these poker games offer multiple gambling rounds just like Texas Hold’em and Omaha and are just as exciting. Some online casinos have now even started to offer draw poker as an option, which is of course the version of poker we all probably recognise from our watching westerns in our youth. Even if you are totally dedicated to the Texas Hold’em format of poker gambling, we all need a change sometimes and the online casinos now give us the chance to try some of the other versions as and when we wish.