By 1864 Napoleon III and his urban planner, Georges-Eugene Haussmann, are well into development of Paris as we know it today. By the time they are done the city nearly doubles in size. Paris grows from from twelve to twenty arrondissements.
Many believe the game of poker was first played in America in the 1800’s, but was based on an older French card game named Poque. Historians believe the game of Poque was imported by the French into New Orleans, where it later became poker.