Poker & Rummy: All You Need To Know!

Poker & Rummy: All You Need To Know!

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Poker and rummy are both very popularly played card games both offline and online. Both these games have a lot of differences and also a lot of similarities; the main similarity being that both games require a lot of skills to form the right strategies and win.

Through this article we will look at both these games in a little more detail and see the characteristics that they share.

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Origin of Poker

The origin of poker dates as far back as the 16th Century. It is believed that the game of poker first started in the 16th century as a persian game called As-nas. But it is not the only believed origin of poker.

Many historians have challenged the As-nas theory and have suggested many different possible origins of the game of poker. The different games that poker is believed to have originated from are Poca from Ireland, Primero from Spain, Brag from Britain and Poque from France.

The poker that we play today is believed to have originated in the 1800s at the Mississippi River regions. This is when people started playing this game at gambling houses which are now known as casinos.

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Origin of Rummy

The origin of the rummy game is believed to be from a Mexican game known as cinquain, which was played for more than four hundred years. This theory of the origination of rummy game was mentioned by David Barret, in the Penguin book of card games.

The rummy game is played all around the world with almost the same rules but it has a lot of variations. Although the game is believed to have originated in Mexico from where it travelled to America and England, some believe that in France the game of rummy originated by taking influence from the game of poker.

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Similarities between Poker and Rummy

Both rummy and poker are very popular club games which are now being played globally because of the online platforms. While rummy has many variants in the present day, poker is also played in different types and forms.

The main difference between poker and rummy is the gameplay and the way cards are dealt. In rummy at least 13 cards are dealt to each player but in poker the minimum cards dealt are 2 to each player. However, despite the differences, there are also some similarities between rummy and poker.

Let's take a look at the similarities between poker and rummy:

  • Funnily enough the most common similarity between poker and rummy should actually be that both these games are highly misunderstood. Many people have a misconception that these games can be won only by luck. But that is not right. Both rummy and poker require a high amount of skill to win. There are a lot of rules that you need to learn and understand if you want to play these games. Also you should be able to form the right strategies to successfully play these games.
  • Another most basic similarity between both poker and rummy games is that you can play this game with only 2 players. 2 players are the minimum requirement to play this game so you need not have a large group of people to play along with you.
  • The dealer plays an important role in both these games. The dealer is the player who deals the card and they are also responsible for keeping calculations and scores.
  • Both poker and rummy are card games and you need to form sets and sequences in both these games.
  • The players can fold or drop out at any point in the game.
  • The players have to arrange and assess the cards they have been dealt and lay down the cards at the end of the games.

Skills needed for Poker and Rummy

There are so many misconceptions around both poker and rummy believing that these are games of pure luck. However, you need a certain level of skills in order to play both these games successfully.

Both these games require you to learn and understand a lot of rules which you have to apply while playing. You also need to be sharp enough to form the right strategies to win the games. You need to focus and analyse before making any moves in the games.

If you want to successfully play either poker or rummy, you need to acquire these skills. Mere luck cannot help you win these games.

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GetMega is an online gaming platform where you can play both poker and rummy online and win real money while playing. The withdrawal process through the GetMega app is also very easy as you can transfer it to your UPI, paytm wallet or directly to your bank account.

The money transfer is also safe as you are required to clear your KYC details before you can go ahead with the transaction.

As GetMega is certified by both national and international platforms, playing rummy on GetMega is safer than any other app. As the players are verified and checked for authenticity, the risk of fraud is almost none.

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