Kalooki Rummy

July 23, 2011 by Dan Brown in Kalooki Rummy

It is said that Rummy is a very popular game. How popular this game is? It is played all over the world and it has a lot of variations. It is also played in Britain, and here we have to mention that the most liked version here is Kalooki rummy. This type of rummy is played in clubs and while basically it is like the real game, it has some things that differ.

The main difference between kalooki and simple rummy is the number of cards. Regardless of the number of players, every player gets 13 cards. This is strict and cannot be changed. It is also played with two decks where jokers are wildcards. This means that the number of players is limited, due to the restrictions of cards a player gets. The other difference is that this game is played usually by 2 or 4 players. This seems to have no importance, but the number of players makes it hard to know the place of cards. Good players can predict which card is where, but if two players play the game, it becomes difficult to know what cards the opponent has.

The goal in kalooki rummy, like in simple rummy, is to be the first who gets rid of cards in hands. This means that you have to know a good melding strategy in order to win. Creating sets and runs is easy, and since they can be extended, a player is able to meld cards that have their place in an already melded set or run. Since few players play and there are a lot of cards, creating a starting set or run is not hard. Even so, a player has take in consideration that a set that can be extended at both sides is better to start with. A good starting meld makes it easier to meld cards that cannot be put in other places.

Kalooki is not only popular in Britain in clubs, but it is also preferred in online casinos and playrooms. The online version is played the same, but there are differences in the tactics a player uses. When playing against a computer, a player expects a certain strategy the computer uses. When playing against other players online, things change a bit. Strategies that work in the real game will also work online, but probably they will not be so effective.

If you want to win in Kalooki rummy, you have to know some good melding strategies. Even so luck can get to the other players, so they can win, even if you know the game better and more. The chances of winning, if using strategies, are higher of course, but still not hundred percent. So, if you are asking if it is worth to learn some tricks, it definitely is. Without tricks you are simply playing a basic game for fun. With strategies you play seriously and for money. Decide what you want to do and start playing a game that is know everywhere.

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