Playing cards is considered very auspicious on Diwali. Goddess Lakshmi, the Goddess of money, wealth and prosperity, is worshipped on this day. Apart from firing crackers, playing cards is the best form of entertainment on Diwali. Often the cards playing will begin after the Lakshmi Puja and last through the night. It is believed that whosoever plays cards on Diwali, Goddess Lakshmi, the goddess of wealth, smiles upon the player and ensures her goodwill upon him.
The tradition of gambling on Diwali also has a legend behind it. It is believed that on this day, Goddess Parvati played dice with Lord Shiva and she declared that whosoever gambled on Diwali night would prosper throughout the ensuing year. This tradition of playing cards mainly Flush (Teen Patti) and Rummy with stakes, on this particular day, continues even today.A set of intricately designed playing cards inspired by the tree of life!