gin rummy

gin rummy

Rummy game for two players in which each is dealt 10 cards and a player may win a hand by matching or sequencing by suit all the cards in it by drawing from a deck. Play may also end when the unmatched cards count up to 10 points or less. If a player matches all the cards he is “gin.” The first player to reach 100 points wins. The game was introduced in New York in 1909.

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