Gin Rummy: A Game of Skill
In mid-1960s a Las Vegas-based Gin Rummy tournament was promoted by mailing flyers to players. The post office objected on the grounds that it was illegal to promote a “game of chance” (a lottery) through postal services. This case ended up in court. After listening to the testimony of experts that included statisticians and several prominent players, the US District Court of Las Vegas on February 23, 1965, ruled that Gin Rummy is indeed a game of skill.
(from “How to Win at Gin Rummy”. Pramod Shankar, Ph.D. First Carol Publishing Edition, 1997. page 76.)
I think this really interesting! Even a court states, that Gin Rummy is a game of skill rather than a game of chance. In fact, in Gin Rummy the skilled player has even a bigger advance than in Poker. Sure there are no-brainer hands, even a beginner will win with, but over the long run, your ability far exceeds your luck (or lack of it).