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  1. We may know it as 'pontoon' or 'twenty-one' but what name is this popular card game better known by in a casino?
  2. Consisting of ace, king, queen, jack and ten, all in the same suit, what name is given to the highest hand in poker?
  3. What is the highest ranking suit in contract bridge?
  4. The name of which card game of the rummy family means 'basket' in Spanish?
  5. Which Victorian card game has a name which is also a derogatory way to describe a single woman regarded as too old for marriage?

  6. Which popular two player card came was created in 1909 by Elwood T. Baker and his son C. Graham Baker?
  7. What name is given to a playing card which is elevated above its usual rank in trick-taking card games?
  8. Which French card game was a favourite of Sir Winston Churchill?
  9. What nickname is often given to a two-pair poker hand consisting of the black aces and black eights?
  10. The highest score for one hand in which card game is 29?
  11. The name of which card game dates to the 1940s and is derived from the American military designation for the discharge of mentally unstable soldiers?
  12. Which value diamonds playing card has the nickname The Curse of Scotland?
  13. We're looking for a colour and a woman's name for the name of a card game in which players try to avoid winning tricks containing the queen of spades or any hearts?
  14. What do Americans call the game of patience?
  15. The overwhelming majority of which casino card game played between two hands, the "player" and the "banker", is the "punto banco" version?
  16. In recent years which variant of poker has replaced seven-card stud as the most common game in American casinos?
  17. What name is given to a Whist or Bridge hand of 13 cards that contains no card higher in rank than a nine?
  18. Which card game also known as red dog, is a card game in which two cards are dealt and a player bets on whether the rank of a third card would fall between them?
  19. In poker, what term is used to describe a hand that is made up of three cards of one rank and two cards of another rank, such as three aces and two 8s?
  20. Which bluffing card game traces its origins to 16th century England and is a direct descendant of the Italian card game ‘Primero’?


  1. Blackjack
  2. Royal Flush
  3. Spades
  4. Canasta
  5. Old Maid
  6. Gin rummy
  7. Trump
  8. Bezique
  9. Dead man's hand
  10. Cribbage
  11. Crazy Eights
  12. Nine (of Diamonds)
  13. Black Maria
  14. Solitaire

  15. Baccarat
  16. Texas hold 'em
  17. Yarborough
  18. Yablon
  19. Full house
  20. Brag