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Home of the iconic “Godfather of Poker,” Doyle Brunson, Texas has been a pivotal state in the evolution of poker. In the mid-twentieth century, the state had a huge network of underground poker games played by fearless gamblers such as “Texas Dolly” himself (Brunson has had many nicknames through the years). Thankfully, the poker action is much safer and properly regulated nowadays. That is not to say that the games are any less thrilling, with the Texas poker scene now revolving around the Kickapoo Lucky Eagle Casino in Eagle Pass. Operated on a Native American Indian Reservation, this sizable poker room offers bi-weekly tournaments, plus a good spread of no-limit hold’em, limit hold’em and seven-card stud cash games. Currently, residents of Texas do not have access to the online poker and have to keep their skills sharp on the non-virtual felts.