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A common misconception about card games, especially Rummy, is it is a game of luck and chance. Well,it is not true and the US District Court of Las Vegas confirms it by saying ‘Gin Rummy is indeed a game of skills’. And so does Madras High Court adds that 13 card games like Rummy is a game of skills, and not gambling or game of chance. Relying on Supreme Court order of 1968 vintage, Justice S Rajeswaran says that the game of Rummy is mainly and predominantly a game of skills.
After reading all above written thoughts, one may think of what skill sets that are required for Rummy game. Well, for your clarification we have created this page and are mentioning some of the common skills that are needed to play the game of Rummy whether it is online Rummy or offline. However, if you are new then you may develop these skills by playing Rummy regularly.
Taking a wise decision even in stressful situation is what that is required in Rummy game and the same is needed in life. Rummy teaches you this skill as you need to know which card you should discard and what to do with the picked one even after being in the stressful situation of playing for winning.
Another interpersonal skill that is needed in both online Rummy and offline Rummy players is ‘patience’. This is the game which runs for a longer period of time than other card games like Poker. It is generally seen that players who are impatient do not like Rummy. Therefore, if a player is paying Rummy, then he/she must have patience or vice-versa if a person plays Rummy for a longer period of time, then he/she develops another important Rummy skill ‘patience’ for sure.
Another point that justifies that Rummy is the game of skills is you need to have good mathematics to calculate your winnings and loses whether you play online Rummy or offline. You need to have good mathematics to calculate these things. Therefore, if you are good at math then it will not be difficult for you to calculate your points on the other hand, if you do not have this skill then you for sure will develop it in time as you have to calculate points for your satisfaction.
You cannot win always, whether it is life or it is Rummy. So, being emotionally mature is the skill that is always needed for a Rummy player be it 13 card Rummy or 21 card Rummy. Balancing yourself in winning and losing both is needed by a professional player and a mature person both. Therefore, developing this skill prepares you for playing Rummy flawlessly.
Strategy building and implementing it in a proper manner is something that is required not only in Rummy but also in life. Knowing which game to play and which to drop by seeing the cards is one of those strategies of winning or losing less that is needed in both online Rummy and offline Rummy.
By now, it must be clear to you that Rummy is not the game of sheer luck rather it needs some skills that professional players has and armatures develop with time.