Popular Rummy Terms

July 19, 2010

Players new to  the game of online rummy or online kalooki may find a glossary of terms to be useful.  This can help you to  learn the game and it is definately attentive to gain an insight to the rummy game before playing for real money .

Deadwood: This term refers to unrelated cards that are left at the end of a hand.

Discard: This  word is when a player throws down a  card in order to take a different  one.

Draw:  This  word refers to taking a new card

Freerolls: These are tournaments for which there is no entry charge  and often offer real cash prizes .

Gin: This is one of the most popular types of rummy.  The term ‘to gin’ refers to putting all your cards down in one go .

Kalooki: This is an exciting form of rummy, very popular in the United Kingdom  that involves jokers as wild cards.

Knock: This term relates to placing down all cards thereby finishing a hand.  This hand includes melds and deadwood, or unrelated cards that have a value of 10 or less.

Meld: This expression refers to a group of cards  that may be placed down that is a run or a set of cards.

Oklahoma: This is the name of a prevalent type of gin rummy  game.

Run: This is a group of cards that are of the same suit and in consecutive order.

There are now a fistful of good places to play Kalooki or Rummy Online, including 32Red Rummy, part of the multi-award winning 32Red Casino, and Rummy Royal, the first and largest online rummy community. Both  companies offer excellent resources for brand new players including in-depth playing guides and a community of other players to help you learn to play.

Both of these sites also offer a free play mode where you can play online rummy for free which is of course a great way to practice before playing with your own cash!

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