Video poker may become legal at many restaurants, bars, gas stations and other locations in Illinois. That got me thinking about card games with actual cards.
When I was young, I had a good time with my Dad and brothers playing Gin Rummy. Mom had better things to do. After that, I learned a smattering of Bridge, but never got hooked on it.
In college, most students in the cafeteria played Crazy Eights, another game I enjoyed. Now I don't even remember how to play it.
Then our good friend, Henry, introduced us to Pinochle. We had some very intense games going for pennies as rewards. On vacations, we also played Poker.
Then came casinos. After that it seemed card games weren't as much fun, perhaps because the stakes weren't as high. I can't remember the last time I played an actual card game with real cards.
What about you? Did you used to play cards? Maybe you still do. Or, maybe a character or characters in your book or one you've read plays cards, as an addiction or just for fun. Please share.