Rules of Gin Rummy Online
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Rules of Gin Rummy Online
There are many forms of Rummy online, but Gin Rummy maintains an overwhelming rate of majority favor. Gin Rummy has been played by card game enthusiasts for many, many years, but the introduction of Gin Rummy Online has soared it's popularity even further. The Rules of Gin Rummy are easy to learn, though advanced skills are more difficult to master.
Rules of Gin Rummy - Object of the GameUsing a single, standard 52-card deck, 2 to 4 players create sets (same rank) and runs (same-suit sequences) of cards called "melds" in an attempt to be the first to run completely out of cards, or end with a hand low enough in points to be declared winner.
Rules of Gin Rummy - Glossary of Terms
- Set: A group of 3 or 4 cards of the same value. (Ex: 3-3-3 or 7-7-7-7)
- Run: A Run is a group of 3 or more cards of the same suit that run in sequence. Note that Aces are always counted as low cards, meaning Ah-2h-3h is valid but Qh-Kh-Ah is not. (Ex: 5c-6c-7c, Ad-2d-3d-4d or 7s-8s-9s-10s-Js-Qs-Ks).
- Meld: Sets and Runs are called Melds. When a player places a Set or Run, or combination of Sets/Runs on the table, this is called Melding. Players must Meld to get rid of the cards in their hand.
- Lay-Off: When an opponent Knocks, the other player(s) may Lay-Off. Laying Off is the process of laying Melds onto the table, or adding appropriate cards to Melds already on the table. If a player Goes Gin, Laying-Off is not allowed.
- Deadwood: The cards remaining in a player's hand after Melding are called Deadwood. When a player's Deadwood totals 10 points or less, he may Knock.
- Knock: After Melding, when a player's hand totals Deadwood of 10 points or less, the player may knock. A player knocks by placing his or her deadwood on the discard pile. This signifies the end of a hand, where all points are calculated. When a player knocks, his opponent may Lay-Off his own melds, as well as any cards that may fit into the other players' Melded Sets and Runs.
- Going Gin: When a player is able to Meld and run completely out of cards (no Deadwood remaining), this is called Going Gin. Opponents are not allowed to Lay-Off if a player Goes Gin. All cards in their hand must be calculated for scoring.
Rules of Gin Rummy - Scoring
When a player Knocks, his Deadwood is added up. His opponent(s) may Lay-Off any cards possible, and then count up his own Deadwood. The difference between these two totals is the points scored by the winner.
When a player Goes Gin, all cards in his or her opponent's hand are calculated and added to the winners score.Scoring in Gin Rummy is calculated as follows:
- Ace = 1 Point 2-10 = Respective Value (2 = 2 Points ... 10 = 10 Points)
- Face Cards = 10 Points
- Going Gin: Going Gin awards an extra 25 points to the winner.
- Undercut: When a player Knocks, and his opponent's Deadwood is equal to, or less than, the winner's Deadwood, it is called Undercutting. Undercutting awards an extra 25 points to the Winner.
Rules of Gin Rummy - The Deal
Using a standard deck of 52 cards, each player receives one card - the highest card determines the Dealer. The cards are then shuffled and cut. Each player receives 10 cards, with a final card placed face-up to start the "Open Pile", or Discard Pile. The remaining 31 cards are placed face-down to create the Stock Pile, or Draw Pile.
Rules of Gin Rummy - Game Play
Players will take turns, drawing a single card from either the Stock Pile or Open Pile, and then discard one unwanted card into the Open Pile. Play continues in this fashion for most of the game. Note that a player may not take a card from the Open Pile, then discard the same card on the same turn.
Players may Meld at any time throughout the game (provided it is their turn). Any player who has already Melded may place appropriate cards into their opponents Melds.
Example: Player-1 has Melded Ah-2h-3h, 4c-4s-4d and 8s-9s-10s-Js. Player-2 has a 4h and Qs in his or her hand, and his own Melds on the table. On Player-2's turn, he or she may place the Queen of Spades on the end of Player-1's 8s-9s-10s-Js (creating 8s-9s-10s-Js-Qs), then place the 4h either in the Ah-2h-3h Meld (creating Ah-2h-3h-4h), or the Set of 4's (4c-4s-4d-4h).
A player may Knock once he or she has Melded and has a total of 10 or less Deadwood in their hand, followed by the calculation of Score (as shown above).
Rules of Gin Rummy - How To Win
In order to Win at Gin Rummy, a player must achieve a high enough Score. The Winning Score is determined before the start of a game. 50 Points to Win, 100 Points to Win, etc. Once the player has accumulated enough points, they have won the game!
It is possible for the Stock Pile to deplete before either player is able to win. If the Stock Pile is reduced to only 2 cards, the game is forfeited. Neither player wins or loses. The cards are re-shuffled and a new game begins.
Rules of Gin Rummy - Playing For Real Money
When playing gin rummy for real money, there are two ways to determine the winner's prize, depending on the Score To Win.
50 Point Match: When playing Gin Rummy for real money, with a winning score of 50 points, the winner normally takes the entire stakes.
100+ Point Match: When playing Gin Rummy for real money in a 100 Point Match or higher, the amount won is determined by the difference between the players' scores. If Player-1 wins with a total score of 100, and Player-2 ends with a score of 54, Player-1 wins 46% of Player-2's wager (100 - 54 = 46). Assuming the wager is $20, Player-1 would win $9.20.
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