Card games in Armenia

A version of Belote known as Blot or Bazaar Belote is played in Armenia and worldwide by the Armenian Diaspora.

The game Eleven, as played in Armenia, is similar to the Persian game known as Pâsur or Chahâr barg (4 cards).

Durak is also said to be played, presumably in a form similar to the Russian game.

Paston is a version of Preference played in the district of Gyumri.

Rooyintan reports that other popular games include Bridge, Bezique and (surprisingly) the North American game Euchre.

Shangri La and Senator are casinos in Yerevan.

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