|Skills game site GameAccount.com has announced that it will host the 2007 Online Rummy World Championship.|
The card game that acted as a practice ground for legendary WSOP Champion Stu Ungar and was made famous by screen legend James Bond in the movie Goldfinger is set for a revival. The game, that has been dubbed 'Thinking Man's Poker', is reportedly so easy to learn that it can be mastered in just 90 seconds.
GameAccount.com is the first global site to meet the needs of both amateur and professional gin players, having hosted over 100 million hands of gin rummy for stakes ranging from £1 to £1,000 per game. Every month, millions of pounds change hands between members of this growing community of keen gin players.
The 2007 tournament will take place this summer, with the prize fund being announced over the next few weeks.
Kevin Dale, GameAccount.com CEO believes that, 'Serious card players are looking for a fresh new buzz or adrenalin rush that is similar but not identical to poker... The 'Gin Rummy World Championship' will be a rewarding experience akin to other competitive online tournaments.'