The Basics of Online Gin Rummy

By: Ernesto


Rummy is a very popular game among people of all ages. This is mostly because it is easy to learn and the strategies of the game appeal to all kinds of people. Online Gin rummy is supposed to be one of the most popular variants of this well-known card game. To be able to enjoy this is game to the full, a player must be aware of all the rules of the game. So let’s have a look at them

1-Motive: The motive of each player in the game is to group their cards into sets and runs. Sets are cards of the same rank and different suits arranged together. A player has to have at least 3 cards of the same rank to make a set. Run, is a group of cards of the same suits but numerically progressive numbers. So either a player can achieve his motive by having cards like 7,7,7 or 1,2,3,4. A player normally has to make 2 groups, one group being of 4 cards and the other of 3 cards. The cards which are in none of the groups are called deadwood cards.

2-Rules: Apart from the concept of the game, there are differences in rules which make the Gin, unique. All the groups, which are technically called ‘melds’, are not be put down until the opponent has been knocked out. This is forbidden by the rules to knock out a player if the deadwood card, ie the card which not part of any of the melds is less than 10 in value. The best thing is to get rid of all the deadwood cards. This is the best way to get rid of your opponent.

3-Rewards: The player who wins in each game, i.e. the player who completes his melds first, gets the pre decided reward. In case the game is the part of a tournament, then the winning players gets points, which all the players keep totaling up according to their winnings. The player with the highest points at the end of the tournament gets the jackpot. You can try out such tournaments at recommended sites like Rummy Royal. At these sites, you may have to make a deposit before you are allowed to play. This deposit can be made with safe transfer options through you debit/credit cards.

4-Safety: A very important thing to remember when playing online Gin rummy or any other rummy game is that you should download gaming software only from reliable sources. The game should not only be free from spyware but also reliable in the transaction of money, whether it is the making of bets or the payouts of rewards. You are playing to win after-all and so all such things should be taken in consideration.

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The Author is an expert rummy 500 and rummikub Game player and has explored many websites for free rummy games online. He loves to share tips, best tricks and basic info about various rummy games like Gin Rummy, Oklahoma Rummy, Kalooki-51 etc.

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