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  Rummy Rules - An Introduction to Rummy - Instructional Videos

Rummy has been played in the US way back in the past and was known as a societal card game. Due to its popularity, it was eventually included in the casino gaming scene. If you are considering trying out your luck with rummy, it is best to acquaint yourself first with the basics as well as the scoring and everything regarding the game. This is most easily accomplished by watching a video introduction to the game, which you will find below. However you may wish to skim through this brief, simplified introduction to the game rules to get a general sense of the game. Don't worry if you don't understand or remember everything. It will all become clear in the videos with no sweat required.

Rummy can be played by 2 to 6 players. The game utilizes a standard deck of 52 playing cards. The cards are basically ranked as follows, starting from low to high: Ace, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, and 10, Jack, Queen, and King.

As for the dealing of the cards, the first dealer is basically selected in a random manner. In order to do this, mix up and divide the deck of cards. Every player chooses a card from the initial deck of cards. The high card deals. After every round of play, the player to the left of the dealer will deal. It simply means that the deal rotates in a clockwise manner.

If two players are playing, deal 10 cards face down to every player. For rummy that involves three or four players, deal 7 cards. For rummy with five or six players, deal 6 cards. Once each player has received all their cards, the dealer rotates over the initial card of the deck and places it in a face up manner on the table. This will be the discarded pile. The remaining cards on the deck will be used as the stock pile.

The main objective of rummy is that in every round of the game is to be getting rid of all your cards.

As for the game proper, the player on the left of the dealer starts. Draw one card either from the discard pile (face up) or the stock pile (face down). Now you have the option to play a run or a set, or to add cards to a run or set that has been played already. A run is basically a three or more consecutive card of the same suit. A set is composed of three or four cards of the same rank. You can either play only one run or one set per turn since this is optional. You can also add a card or cards to existing runs or sets.

To finish your turn, remove one card from your hand. Place it facing up on the discard pile. You must remove one card. If you will select a card from the discard pile to begin your turn, you cannot discard the card you took during this turn. You can also discard it a later turn. Once the stock pile empties, turn over the discard cards to form another stock pile. Do not mix it up. Once your turn is finished, the player on the left will be next.

As for the scoring, the player who gets rid of all their cards first wins the round. The other players add up to the score for all their remaining cards. The face cards (Jack, Queen, and King) are worth 10 points. The aces are worth 1 point. The remaining cards are worth their face value.

The game proceeds once a player acquires a definite quantity of points which was determined earlier the game, which is usually a hundred points but can be any reasonable number.

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