I have group of friends that comes to our place to play card games. We play a game called "tong-its". As my hubby said it looks like it is a mix of a game tonk and rummy. It is a Filipino card game and when we play it we usually play it for hours and hours without stopping.
Technically, we also stop the game for a break to eat. Well, knowing us Filipinos, we always love to eat so whenever we have a card game expect that the Filipino foods are overflowing.
We play card for little money. It is our form of entertainment. Our game nights are not just about game it is about getting together, sharing laugh, eating Filipino foods and bonding for us and our kids.
I know that it is also a form of gambling but it doesn't bother us because win or lose we always have a lot of fun. The camaraderie is always good for everyone. Some of my friends have tried online gambling and even tried going to casinos but it is not as much fun as we always have, that is why we just stick to our friendly game of cards.
Speaking of casinos, have you ever seen the movie Casino? The movie is based on the Nicholas Pileggi book. This movie is directed by Martin Scorsese, an action packed crime drama movie that was based on the true-life adventures of Frank Rosenthal in Las Vegas. A very good movie that you should watch.