Card games in South Africa

Klawerjas is popular, especially in Afrikaans Cape Town. It is a Jass game, related to Dutch Klaverjassen but with its own special features.

A special version of Casino is played, in which cards can be recaptured from an opponent's capture pile.

The is also a South African version of the rummy game Kalookie.

There is a point-trick game Thuni, played mainly by Asians, in which the jack and nine are the highest cards in all four suits.

Other games played in South Africa include Cribbage, Canasta, Samba, Skat, Spite and Malice, Shithead, Black Lady (Hearts variant), Spit and Fish.

Some people play a version of the British game Card Cricket, but it is probably not widely known.

The World Casino Directory includes a listing of Casinos in South Africa.