Free versions of pinochle are available on AOL's Games website, as well as on PlayOK and Game Desire. Other paid sites, such as Pogo and Yahoo, also host pinochle tournaments.
Pinochle is a card game that uses a 48-card deck. It was developed during the middle of the 19th Century in the United States. This game bears many similarities to the French game called bezique.
Pinochle is most often played in person, though it is possible to play it online against other online players for points or cash prizes. Other online variations of the game allow users to play against computer opponents.