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Leisure is a place for even the busiest people to take a break. You can learn to play cards, check out your horoscope, bet on your favorite game or find out more about arcades.

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Red Dog is a popular card game in which the object is to win your wager during your turn. Learn the basics of the game, including how to deal and wager properly.

By Karolyn A. Schalk

Eights are wild and so is the action in this fast-paced card game. Crazy Eights is an excellent game to play with kids. Learn how to play Crazy Eights as well as Double Crazy Eights.

By Karolyn A. Schalk

As far back as 1797, Casino was described in books on card games. Though the game has quite a few details, it's easy to learn and fun to play. Learn to play Casino as well as Royal Casino.

By Karolyn A. Schalk

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Concentration is often one of the first card games a child learns. In fact, don’t be surprised if the youngest participants outplay their elders. Learn how to play Concentration as well as Moving Concentration.

By Karolyn A. Schalk

Fan Tan is a card game in which the object is to be the first to play off all your cards. Learn how to make sure your opponents are left holding the bowl of chips.

By Karolyn A. Schalk

War is a classic card game that many of us first played when we were children. The object is to win all the cards. In practical terms it rarely ends with a complete defeat. Learn to how play the card game war.

By Karolyn A. Schalk

For many people, Klondike is synonymous with solitaire. Why it has been such a popular card game is a puzzle, since you don't end up a winner very often. Learn how to play Klondike solitaire.

By Karolyn A. Schalk

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Canfield is a solitaire card game named after the owner of a celebrated gaming house in the old-time resort town of Sarasota Springs, N.Y. Learn how to play Canfield.

By Karolyn A. Schalk

Vanishing Cross is a popular solitaire card game in which the object is to build a 13-card sequence for each suit, using the standard deck of 52 cards. Learn how to beat the deck and win the card game of Vanishing Cross.

By Karolyn A. Schalk

Pinochle was developed in Europe from the card game Bezique. Since then many different and exciting variations of Pinochle have been created. Learn about Pinochle, Partnership Pinochle, Two-Handed Pinochle and Cut-Throat Pinochle.

By Karolyn A. Schalk

The world of card games has its own distinct language. Some terms and games are commonly known while others are more obscure. Read this article to find out the definitions of many card game terms, so you'll feel like a pro at the card table.

By David Galt

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Gin Rummy is one of the most popular forms of Rummy and is generally played by two players, each receiving ten cards. Learn how to beat your opponent by melding your cards the fastest.

By Karolyn A. Schalk

Italian Canasta is a variation of classic Canasta, but in this version each player receives 15 cards. Learn how to conquer your opponents by being the first team to earn 12,000 points.

By Karolyn A. Schalk

Hearts is a classic card game in which the object is to score the least amount of points. Learn the basics of how to play the game, including dealing and scoring.

By Karolyn A. Schalk

500 Rum, a popular version of Rummy, can be played by two to six players. Learn how to be the first player to score 500 points and win this card game.

By Karolyn A. Schalk

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Knock Rummy is a version of the ever popular Rummy card game. Learn how to be the first player to knock and stop play when your deadwood (unmatched cards) count is less than your opponents'.

By Karolyn A. Schalk

Partnership Pinochle is a trick-taking game played with a 48-card deck. Read on to find out how to win the game by being the first team to score 1,500 points.

You've almost certainly seen sudoku puzzles on bookstore shelves this year. They've quickly grown as popular as crossword puzzles, if not more so. Find out what a sudoku puzzle entails how to go about solving one and where the concept originated.

By Julia Layton

Bet on this: There are tricks to this trade and plenty of odds to beat, so get educated before you pull out your wallet.

By Ed Grabianowski

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The first online gambling Web site opened 10 years ago, and paved the way for the hundreds of gambling sites that now exist on the Internet. But what is the appeal? Learn about the legality of online gambling and find out what it's like to gamble online.

By Ed Grabianowski

When people hear the word astrology they often think of future predictions or fortune telling. What is astrology and where did it originate? Find out in this article.

By Ed Grabianowski

Each sign of the Zodiac has a particular meaning. They are grouped by one of the Earth's four elements: earth, fire, water and air. What do these signs represent?

By Ed Grabianowski

Astrology holds that the relative positions of stars and planets have influence over the lives of human beings. Believers call it a science, while non-believers call it nonsense. Learn the basics of astrology.

By Ed Grabianowski

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If you’ve ever stepped foot in a casino, you’ve undoubtedly noticed the craps tables –- that’s where all the cheers are coming from. Craps is an exciting game because it’s very hands-on for the players, but it’s also quite complex.

By Lee Ann Obringer

Blackjack (also known as "21") is one of the most popular casino games, at least partly because the rules are easy to grasp. There's one aim: Get as close to 21 as possible.

By Ed Grabianowski