Belgium is a small Western European nation known for its rich culture, beautiful architecture, and of course, its delicious chocolate. But what many people don’t know is that Belgium also has a long history with poker. The game of poker originated in the United States in the 1800s, but it wasn’t until the 1960s that it really started to gain popularity in Europe. In Belgium specifically, poker started to become popular in the 1970s and has been steadily growing ever since.
In the earlier decades, poker was mainly played in local clubs and casinos. However, as technology has advanced, poker has become more accessible and popular with Belgian players. In recent years, online poker has become more widespread, allowing players from all over the country to join in on the action.