As a kid I used to play a lot of card games, most of the time I played a game we called “jokeren” and I was pretty good at it.
A few weeks ago I came upon a site where you can play card games called Rummy, and I was very pleasantly surprised when I found out that one of the games you could play at that site, Kalooki, a form of rummy, was almost exactly the game I used to play as a kid.
I joined the site, played some games for free, and after a few days I found out I was still pretty good at it. Of course you need a bit of luck as well, if you get terrible cards you will lose, but after I played a good few games for free, I decided to play for real money.
I do not regret this decision; I have played a lot of Kalooki games, I have lost a lot of them, but I have won more then I lost, so in the end I did win some money. What is even more important, I just love to play this game again.
One of the reasons I do win more games then I lose is, at least that is what I think, experience. As I said before, I did play this game a lot when I was a kid, and that must be an advantage. The game is not very difficult, but still you must make the right decision every time it is your turn, and you must do it quick. There is a certain amount of time you have for every move, I think it is one minute; else you lose your turn.
The site I have joined provide 4 different games you can play, Rummy, Gin, Oklahoma and the game I do play Kalooki. They are all rather similar, so soon I will probably play all 4 games. They do organize a lot of tourneys, and they are fun to play, especially if you win and I won a few already. They do organize so called free rolls, tourneys you can play for free, but you can win money. Most free rolls are for $10 but sometimes they do organize free rolls for pretty large amounts, up to a thousand dollars, and that is of course very interesting. There are not many sites on the Internet were you can win this type of money for free.
All in all I am very pleased with this site. I get to play the card games I like, and I urn a few dollars as well. Not a lot, I have made a few hundred dollars so far, but as I said it is great fun. Maybe I get even better at it as I go along; I might win a few big tourneys, you never know, but even if I do not I do not mind. I am having great fun playing Rummy, Gin, Oklahoma and Kalooki