You don’t have to be a history buff or a sports buff to appreciate a well-researched book on the history of sports. On the Origins of Sports, by Gary Belsky and Neil Fine, reviews the humble beginnings of 21 of the most beloved sports in the world… including poker! We took a closer look at the poker chapter to see what the authors’ research revealed about poker players’ favorite pastime. What they discovered about poker may surprise you! Read on for more details.