Indian Rummy

Indian Rummy is one of the most popularly played game in India since time immemorial. Just like other card games, playing rummy card games was largely restricted indoors until the emergence of the internet. After the arrival of internet aided gaming platforms, traditional games like Indian Rummy and Teen Patti are now available online. The game has taken over the virtual realm completely. It's simple, fun, and quite easy to play.

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What is Rummy?

Rummy is one of the oldest card games which traces its origin to the Mexican card game Conquian. Rummy is a group of matching card games where the idea is to match cards belonging to the same rank or sequence. The basic idea in any rummy game is to create melds. In simple terms, it is a combination. Melds consist of sets and sequences. While three or four cards belonging to the same rank form a set, three or more cards in a sequence belonging to the same suit form a sequence. Rummy game is played with a minimum of 2 players and a maximum of 6 players. Two standard decks (52 cards) along with two jokers are used in a game.

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What is Indian Rummy?

Indian Rummy or Paplu or 13 card rummy is the most common form of Rummy that is played all over India. Indian rummy game is considered to be a combination of 500 rummy and gin rummy.2-6 players can play the game. Thirteen cards are uniformly distributed to all the players in the table, and they have to meld the cards into proper sets and sequences. The game is quite popular in kitty circles, marriage functions, and even in local trains. It's a game of skill where players need to deploy a variety of mental abilities to prevail in the game. The game demands the player to use their memory skills, logical skills, and observation powers.

Why is Rummy called a skill-based game in India?

13 card rummy is all about matching the cards of the same sequences or sets. Contrary to the popular myth that luck decides the fate of the rummy game, it is the skills that act as the deciding factor in the game. Rummy entails some amount of expertise as the game warrants some skills like a good memory, concentration, and sound decision making. Players with excellent logical and analytical abilities find it easier to win big games.

Players go through a rigorous journey on their way to become a pro. In simple words, we can call Indian Rummy as a mind game which helps us to sharpen our skills.

Is Rummy Legal in India?

Playing Rummy with or without cash is legal. Supreme Court, in a landmark judgment, observed, "The game of rummy is not a game entirely of chance like the 'three-card' game. The 'three-card' game, which goes under different names such as 'flush,' 'brag,' etc. is a game of pure chance. Rummy, on the other hand, requires a certain amount of skill because the fall of the card has to be memorized, and building up a Rummy requires considerable skill in holding and discarding cards".

The Supreme Court's verdict is the conclusive proof that rummy card game entails a particular amount of skill. The apex court found that rummy game requires intellectual expertise, good memory, and decision-making skills. Hence, playing Rummy online for cash is completely legal.

How many Versions of the Rummy game are there?

The rummy game though an exciting game as it is, its online version, adds to the excitement by providing multiple variants for the players to enjoy. Here we provide you with various variants and their rules.

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Points Rummy

It is the simplest form of Rummy that is widely popular among rummy enthusiasts. Typically, a game lasts just for a few minutes. It is the variant that is most loved by rummy lovers as it captures the full essence of Rummy in a limited time. Monetary value is preset right at the start of the game. The rules of the game remain the same as general Rummy. The player who finishes first wins the amount as (sum of points of all opponents) x (monetary value of 1 point).

Deals Rummy

Deals rummy is the second most popular rummy variant. The game is played for a fixed number of deals. Each player gets an equal amount of chips at the start of the game. At the end of each deal, the losers have to surrender their chips to the winners, and the winners go into the next round with those chips. When all the deals are over, the players are ranked according to their chip count. The player with the highest number of chips wins the game. Player winnings are calculated as follows; Amount won = (Entry fee * No of players) - Rake Fee of DeccanRummy

Pool Rummy

Pool Rummy is a vast and expansive rummy variant very often preferred by pros. As the name suggests, players in the table pool in money to play the game. The variant has two versions – 101Pool Rummy and 201 Pool Rummy. Unlike Deals rummy, the game does not have time or deal limit; the game goes on till all, but one player remains eliminated.

101 Pool Rummy

In this variant, players have to rival their opponents to cross 101 points. As soon as they pass them, they will get booted out of the table. The game goes till a player emerges as a winner.

201 Pool Rummy

Here in this variant, the players who cross 201 points will get eliminated. In the end, only one winning player remains in the table. The winning fee is the player is calculated as follows; Winning fees = (Total no of Players * Joining fee – DeccanRummy Fee)Though there are different variations of classic Rummy apart from the one given below, the rummy rules and gameplay remains the same. As the game spread across different parts of the world, patrons of the game introduced changes to create their customized versions of the game.

What are the rules for playing rummy?

Here are the basic rules of the 13 card rummy game.

The Objective:

In 13 card rummy game, each player is dealt with 13 cards and his/her objective must be to meld these 13cards into proper sequences and/or sets. In order for a successful declare, the player needs to have atleast two sequences out of which one must be a pure sequence. Without a pure sequence, your meld becomes invalid declaration. For a successful declare, you need atleast two combinations.

The game basically is a draw and discard game where the player needs to pick a card and drop one. The cards that the player drops become the discard pile or open deck from where other players can also pick their cards. The deck with its face closed is the closed deck.

How to Form sequences?

Sequences are a group of Three or more consecutive cards on a same suit. In a 13 card rummy game, there are two kinds of sequences: a pure sequence and an impure sequence.

What is a pure sequence in Rummy?

A pure sequence is a group of 3 or more cards of the same suit, placed in consecutive order. Atleast one pure sequence is required for a successful declare. In a pure sequence, you cannot use a joker.

Example: 5 ♠6 ♠7 ♠ is an example of a pure sequence

What is an impure sequence in Rummy?

An impure sequence is a group of 3 or more cards in a consecutive order with the joker card involved. In the impure sequence, joker card assumes the role of the missing card.

Example: 6♠, PJ, 8♠ ( PJ = Printed Joker) is an example of an impure sequence.

What is a set in rummy?

A set is a group of 3 or more cards belonging to the same rank but of a different suit. Though they are not mandatory for a successful declare, it’s impossible to build a meld without a set. You cannot use two cards belonging to the same suit for building a set.

Example: 8♦8♣ 8♠ 8♥ is an example of a set,

8♦8♣ 8♠ 8♠ is an invalid set as 8♠ has been used twice

How to Play Rummy Online?

  • Rummy card game is played between two to six players with two deck of cards atleast. Every player is dealt 13 cards and a random card is drawn out which acts as the wild joker for the game.
  • The objective in the game is to declare after arranging the 13 cards into proper sequences and/or sets. One pure sequence is mandatory for a successful declare.
  • Every player during his deck has to pick one card from the open deck or closed deck and has to discard a card.
  • The process continues till a winner emerges by melding the 13 cards into proper sequences and sets as per Indian rummy rules.
  • The last card is placed in the finish slot and the system verifies if the declare is correct.

Indian Rummy Tips & Tricks

Indian Rummy is a game of skill so one needs to consistently update himself in order to meet the challenges. It can only be achieved with practice. Whether you are a newbie or a pro, practice is mandatory. For the newbie, it will give him experience, for the veterans, it will help them stay on top of their game.

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Having said that, there are a few rummy tricks and strategies which come to your aid while playing the game.

  • The primary focus is to build a pure sequence. Once you get that done, you can focus on other cards building other sequences and/or sets.
  • Eliminate cards close to wild joker. As the wild joker is visible to all, your opponents are unlikely to use them.
  • Make long sequences. A pure sequence need not necessarily have just 3 cards, you can do that with 4 or 5 cards as well. Once you do it, the burden on to build other sequences reduces by a significant margin
  • Keep observing your opponents’ every move, especially their discards and when they pick cards from the open deck. This way you would get an idea on the sequences that you are building.
  • Discard high value cards if they do not form a set or sequence. High value cards are always a bane and will unnecessarily pile up points in the end.

How to play cash rummy games?

Cash Rummy games are where the real money lies in. It is the place to prove your expertise as a player as it has a vast array of players at all skill levels. It is every players’ dream to be successful in online rummy. The element of cash in the game makes the game more alluring, fun and entertaining.

However, moving to cash games and carving a niche over there requires considerable amount of practice. Not every player can transition to cash games without hassle. It involves good bankroll management, controlling your emotions in the table, and harnessing your skills. Once you are confident enough to meet the demanding nature of cash games, you can move into that zone.

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How to get started with real money rummy games?

  • In order to get started with cash rummy, you need to have a account with us. Register with Deccan Rummy for free with a username and password. You can create your account at our site or with our Deccan Rummy Mobile App
  • Login to our platform with your username and password
  • In the lobby, Click on cash, where you will see games listed under 3 variants – Points, Deals, and Pool.
  • Select the game and variant you want to play and click on Join to confirm your participation.
  • Ensure you have sufficient cash in your account, if you don’t have, load it by clicking on Add cash button in the lobby.
  • The amount you receive whenever you win any cash game will be added to your account. You can withdraw the same anytime you want.
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How to play cash rummy games?

Ask any player, what intrigues him more as a rummy player? His answer would most certainly be rummy tournaments. The battle of putting your skills on the line in a competitive environment is too hard to resist for any serious gamer. In the bygone eras, rummy tournaments were conducted periodically during house parties, festival celebrations and in clubs.

The invention of online rummy made tournaments even more accessible for the common player. Now you can enjoy winning massive amount of cash winning a tournament from the comfort of your homes.

The big tournaments now exist online with regular tournaments that draw players from all corners of the country. Tournaments are extremely competitive and truly require the players to perform at his fullest potential. Everyday thousands of players hit our tables in hope of adding to their bankroll. For some of them, it has really been a life-changing experience.

Deccan Rummy has a range of tournaments to choose from. All the player requires is to identify the tournament that is suited to him and then start playing.

Freeroll rummy tournaments

Freeroll tournaments are those tournaments that cost nothing for the players to play. The prize money for such tournaments is more often in real cash or something equivalent. A lot of rummy players begin from freeroll tournaments and then move to cash games. Freeroll tournaments apart from being a good practice ground also allow the players to win real cash. It is probably the main reason why all freeroll tournaments quickly runs out of seats as there is heavy competition to participate from all ends.

If you are beginner then freerolls are one of the best way to gain tournament experience. If you don’t want to invest real money, then again freerolls are the one for you.

Deccan Rummy has a range of freeroll tournaments running throughout the month with a collective worth of over Rs. 20 Lakhs. Join our mind-blowing tournaments

Cash Rummy Tournaments

As the name indicates, Cash Rummy tournaments are those tournaments where you have to play a small entry fee in order to participate. We have one of the best line up of cash rummy tournaments worth 15 Lakhs. Enjoy the most exciting formats in its truest form here.




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