Any competitive card player knows that there is an actual strategy to playing cards. While it does take skill to know what you are doing, luck can definitely trump skill at any point. One Mandan poker player had both skill and luck on his side when he won big in Sin City this week!

According to Bismarck Tribune, 63-year-old Harlen Miller had a strong feeling that he needed to skip his niece's Montana wedding to play poker in Las Vegas - and it is a good thing he went with his gut. After competing against over 2,000 other poker players this week, Harlan won $367,801 at the Mid-Stakes Poker Tour Venetian $1,100 Main Event. Harlan beat out amateurs and professionals alike, and now, he wants to use his money to give to his family - especially a gift for the niece whose wedding he missed.

Do you know the history of poker? As it turns out, the game is probably older than most of us realize. According to History, poker believed to be more than 1,000 years old and was played around the globe - it may have even started as a domino-card game played by a 10th-century Chinese emperor. While there is not a 100% certain consensus on poker's origins, it has been a popular game around the world for centuries.

These days, there is a lot of superstition, strategy, and incredibly high stakes involved in poker. A player once even bet his wife and lost her to the winner of a poker game! Check out Gamesvr for that story and other incredible facts about poker. g

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