May, 2005, an online provider of multi-player skill-based tournaments, announced today that it will endorse the 2nd Annual World Series of Gin Rummy(TM) event, produced by the Gin Rummy Association at the Riviera Casino and Hotel in Las Vegas, NV. In conjunction with the tournament organizer, the Gin Rummy Association, anticipates hundreds of players from around the globe participating in what has become a prestigious, world-class event. spokesman stated, "Gin Rummy has become an important and vibrant game for our online community at Our partnership with the Gin Rummy Association makes a natural and mutually beneficial fit as we strive to make the World Series of Gin Rummy the world's largest land-based event of its kind."

The World Series of Gin Rummy has been a life long passion for creator and President of the Gin Rummy Association, John Hainline, ranked among the top Gin Rummy players in the world. Players from all over the country are expected to participate in this tournament, not only to play against some of the best players but also for a chance to win the title of Best Gin Rummy Player in the World. The prize money and trophies are greatly coveted by those that have competed in past tournaments.

Hainline said, "We plan to make this annual event "the largest Gin Rummy Tournament in the world. Last year we had 126 players, with the winner walking away with $40,000.  We are pleased to have on board this year as we look to expand the reach of our Tournament. online Gin Rummy game sets the standard for quality. The Site offers a robust, competitive and fun environment to play. Because of this, many of the most passionate players in the U.S. and abroad share our respective services."

At, skill-based games, including Gin Rummy, are conducted in a secure environment on a 24/7 basis. The games were developed with the latest Java technology, which allows players to launch them from most Internet browsers in just a few seconds. acts as an independent tournament host and leaves the outcome of every game in the players' hands. Participants never play against 'the house' and there's always a winner based on one's skilled performance.


GameColony has replicated the real-world tournament-playing environment and created an online community where users from all over the world can compete with each other to win cash prizes. Since launch in 1999, the company expanded its operation dramatically with new game offerings and has already awarded over $1,000,000 in prize money to players.

The following real-time games of skill are currently available at Gin Rummy, Backgammon, Cribbage, Dominoes, Solitaire, FreeCell, Rush 21, Pharaoh Treasure and Chess. Players enter online competitions by contributing entry fees. The winner collects a cash prize based on the percentage of the resulting tournament prize-pot. tournaments are designed as interactive online entertainment for adults and are restricted to individuals of legal age in their respective jurisdiction. Players must also meet location eligibility criteria in order to participate. As outlined in Company Terms & Conditions, skill-based games with cash prizes are legal in 39 specified U.S. states and in most of Europe and Asia. games do not constitute gambling because they involve skill, as opposed to chance, and the company also keeps players from getting in over their heads financially by limiting their potential monthly losses.

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About Gin Rummy Association

Gin Rummy Association was started by John Hainline, ranked among the top Gin Rummy players in the world for his skillful play. John's passion for competition began with golf -- he was P.G.A. golf pro for over 20 years.

During his career as an expert Tournament Director, John made rulings and decisions during tournament play involving hundreds of thousands of dollars. Now with Gin Rummy being played on the Net, and more and more players from all over the world being introduced to this great game of skill, John and his wife/partner Lily Ann felt the time was right to bring a new era of excellence to land-based tournaments through the Gin Rummy Association.

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