Talk:Cassino (card game)

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The picture[edit]

It is obvious that the game being played in the picture is not Cassino. There are 12 cards on the table; in Cassino there are initally four table cards, and there may be more if players trail, but it very, very rarely gets above eight or so. A queen is partially covering a three; in Cassino, placing a card partially covering another marks it as a "build", and a build cannot combine court and numeral cards. Finally, neither player has a face-down stack of cards so far captured, nor is there a face-down stack of cards not yet dealt. Please replace this picture by one showing the actual game described in the article. (talk) 21:15, 7 May 2009 (UTC)

Yeah, I noticed that, too. I'm taking the picture away. -- bmitchelfTF 22:22, 29 August 2009 (UTC)

The cards used in the picture aren't a Neapolitan cards, but Bergamasche. Bergamo is a city in Lombardy, in northern Italy, and was part of Venice. — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 22:46, 3 May 2013 (UTC)


Cassino is not a comparing type card game. It is a fishing game! I have corrected this several times in the past but someone keeps changing it back. In comparing type games, cards are scored based on passive combinations that exist in the hand. There is no play to or from the board. Cassino is clearly a fishing game, and as the only fishing game to have achieved any popularity in English speaking countries, deserved to be recognized as such. The reference in the article to the rules at Pagat start with the very first sentence pointing out that Cassino is a fishing game! Stop changing this! --Suttkus (talk) 05:45, 14 November 2010 (UTC)

When you say, "Comparing game", do you mean "Melding games" such as Rummy or Canasta? I agree - this is not a game like Rummy. ACEOREVIVED (talk) 23:21, 12 June 2012 (UTC)

Origin of the name[edit]

How did the name originate? I do not think it is named after Cassino in Italy, as I once read in a book that is a mis-spelling of "Casino" and the mis-spelling stuck. Any one who knows about this could add it to the article. ACEOREVIVED (talk) 16:08, 13 March 2012 (UTC)

Diamond Cassino[edit]

There is a variant of this game called "Diamond Cassino", which does seem to be included in the list of variants. I am not familiar with it, but I am happy to add when I have managed to do more research into it. ACEOREVIVED (talk) 15:05, 29 May 2012 (UTC)

I believe that it is an Italo-American version of Scopa. ACEOREVIVED (talk) 19:11, 5 June 2012 (UTC)

I have now put in a little bit of information about it. I believe there are other variations than it having a forty-card pack through not using picture cards, and I can put this in when I have done more research into it - and when I might be able to add to it in rather more beautiful literary style. ACEOREVIVED (talk) 14:36, 21 August 2012 (UTC)

Another variant[edit]

This does not seem to refer to the variant called "Tablanette". This is quite a popular variant of the Cassino game where people have six cards each and get points for having jacks. ACEOREVIVED (talk) 19:36, 3 July 2012 (UTC)

OK - I have tried to add a little about this name, and may add more when I am really familiar with it. ACEOREVIVED (talk) 19:23, 5 July 2012 (UTC)


I am under the impression that sweeps are only scored in three and four person games, and play is typically to 25, but occasionally 50 or 100. I'm fairly sure this is according to Hoyle too. We used to allow build modification with a card from the table, but I'm fairly sure this practice was in error (not in Hoyle). — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 05:14, 27 August 2015 (UTC)