Gin Rummy is one of the many forms of games that fall under the Rummy card game umbrella. Rummy is a classic game that comes in many versions, all with one major theme in common, of improving one’s hand by forming melds and by discarding cards, also known as getting rid of the deadwood.
Gin Rummy is a game played with a deck of 52 cards, between two players, as opposed to some forms of rummy which can be played with more than two players. Gin Rummy is a combination of gin poker and regular Rummy which emerged as its own right in the early 1900's. The 1930's was the heyday period for Gin Rummy when it was ‘discovered’ by Hollywood and became THE game of stars and star-wannabees. Actors were often seen playing Gin Rummy during movies, which helped spread the game’s popularity even further.
As with many card games, the online casino revolution firmly established Gin Rummy’s presence in the gaming world. Gin Rummy was easily transformed into a popular online casino game due to its quick-play nature, and the fact that it is played only between two people. The winning process in Gin Rummy is easy to determine, which makes it even more popular for newer online casino players.