Welcome to A1vbcode Jack.
I am also thinking that you may found some difficulties due to dll or ocx that you are using for this card game.
He hasn't said what he's using yet, he hasn't been back since.
I've been programming with VB for 17 years. Started with VB4 16bit Pro, VB5 Pro, VB6 Pro/Enterprise and now VB3 Pro. But I'm no expert, I'm still learning.