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How to Play Indian Rummy Game Online?

What is Indian Rummy game all about?

Indian rummy is a 13 card game that is played through out India. It is also referred as Paplu. Based on the concept of draw and discard, the game is the favourite among Indian audiences for generation. Thought to have roots in India, the game’s s popularity is now on a big surge post digitization of all card games.

What are the Indian Rummy Rules?

2-6 Players play this Indidan Rummy card game. Players are seated in a 6-player or 2-player table accordingly. Each player is dealt 13 cards. Normally 2 deck of cards are used. A deck carries 52 cards made up of 4 suites – Hearts, Clubs, Diamond and Spade. There is a printed joker that comes along with the deck as well. The objective of the game is to arrange the 13 cards into proper sets and sequences with two sequences atleast out of which one must be a pure sequence.

Terminologies in the Indian Rummy Game

Sequence:  A sequence is 3 or more cards that belongs to the same suit and comes in a sequence eg: 8 ♣, 9♣, 10♣

Set: A set is three or more cards with the same rank but different suits eg: 8♣, 8♠, 8♥

Wild Joker: A card that is randomly selected at the beginning that acts like joker substituting for the missing cards in the sets or sequences. Cards belonging to the same rank of the selected card can be used as a joker

Eg: 3♠,4♠, 9♣ is a valid sequence if 9 is a joker.

Value of Cards: Face Cards ( K, Q, J) – 10 Points

Ace – 10 Points

Numerical cards – Their rank value

Dealing – Process of handing the 13 cards to each player is called Dealing

Show – The act of successfully submitting the 13 cards properly arranged is called show

Draw and Discard – These are the two steps wherein the customer draws a card from the open deck or closed deck and drops one in the discard pile to meet his objective

Melding – The act of grouping cards into proper sets and sequences is called Melding

Round – Round is a part of the game where in each player in the table gets a turn to perform an action

Drop – Player has an option to miss a turn, the option to miss a turn is called drop. Whenever you play rummy online, you always get an option to drop.

First Round drop – Player walks away with 20 Points

Middle Drop – Player that drop anytime after the first round till the completion are considered to have used this middle drop option. For that, they walk away with 40 points.

Shuffle – Shuffling is a procedure used while playing card games to provide an element of chance.

Wrong Submit – Players who made an incorrect submit ie without meeting the complete objective are said to have committed wrong submit.

Toss – In the beginning of the game, a random card is given to each player. The player who receives the highest card gets to start the game.

Open Deck: The cards that the players discard forms what is known as open deck. It is also called as Discard Pile

Closed Deck: After 13 cards are given to each player, remaining cards are kept with their face down to form what is called as the closed deck.

How to Play Indian Rummy Online?

  1. Players are seated around in a table. 13 Cards are distributed to each player and the toss determines which player will be making his first move.
  2. Player has an option to sort his cards using the auto-sort future so that all colored cards will be grouped according to suits so that grouping becomes easy
  3. Player during his turn either picks the card from the open deck or closed dick in his pursuit to build sets & sequences
  4. The above turns continue till a player completes the objective by melding his 13 cards into valid sequences and/or sets.
  5. Player who met the objective must keep the final discard in finish slot and click on declare. If the submit is valid he wins the game else he loses.

Hear what Weekly Leaderboard winners have said

Since the day our weekly leaderboard contest began, the craze for it has remained on an upswing. Apart from being fiercely competitive, the contest also attracted a lot of new players across the country. We saw a lot of new players participating in these contests putting their rummy skills on the line to claim their share of fortunes. Weekly leaderboard contest came as a welcome addition to the already impressive list of offers and promotions available at DeccanRummy. At the moment with the stunning giveaways, weekly leaderboard contests are one of the richest promotions available for rummy enthusiasts out there. Isn’t it amusing how playing a simple 13 card rummy game could help you win some of the most luxurious prizes available?

Contests and rummy tournaments hosted here at DeccanRummy have always resonated well with our audiences. This promotion is the result of hours of brainstorming to hold a contest that is beneficial for every player playing at It is understandable that not every player can afford to play high stakes games every time. So we decided to conduct this contest in three categories – Gold, Platinum, and Diamond so that every cash player has a chance to win some.

LevelBuy-In value(from)Buy-In value (to)
GoldRs. 10Less than or equal to Rs. 400
PlatinumRs. 500Less than or equal to Rs. 2000
DiamondGreater than Rs. 2000

Winner sayings – Weekly leaderboard!

Dreams do come true on DeccanRummy and we wanted to ensure no deserving player should go empty-handed. Opportunities don’t often come along too often, so when something exciting comes by, one needs to grab it with both hands. This is exactly what Players at DeccanRummy did. They put their heart and soul into the game and reaped rich rewards for doing the same. What was so heartening about this contest was to see new players putting up a brave fight against the experience with the odds stacked against them, and yet finding the strength within to win. Of course, rummy bigwigs like techno1985 (New Year leaderboard winner) despite his busy schedule took time to play a couple of leaderboard contests and did win them.

We change the prizes every week so that the contest doesn’t become very monotonous. Also, customers do have a thing or two for the trending products. Why not we present them with what they want instead of beating around the bush with cliched and banal prizes. Not surprisingly, players welcomed this idea and put their full effort to win these prizes. Some of them were successful, some weren’t; it’s understandable as winning everytime in rummy is practically impossible. As to the players who won, Deccan Rummy expresses our heartiest congratulations to each and every player who won. For players who couldn’t make the cut till now, we would advise them not to give up. The weekly leaderboard contest is still wide open and everyone can compete to try their luck.


At this juncture, we would like to extend our warmest thanks to players who were kind enough to leave some feedback about the contest.  It is always pleasure to hear from players who start with nothing and work their way up to some big winnings. We always consider such players as our pillars of strength. wishes you guys all the best in your future rummy endeavors and looks forward to seeing you guys many other tourneys and contests in the future.



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Test your rummy knowledge

If you are an online rummy player, you may get most of the questions listed here correctly. Test your rummy knowledge by counting how many questions you get right in your first attempt. If you want to rate yourself in rummy, would you call yourself a rummy expert? or a novice? Answer these questions honestly and check under which category you belong:

  1. In which of these following states rummy cannot be played
  • AP
  • Odisha
  • Sikkim
  • Nagaland

2. How many pure sequences you need minimum for a successful show?

  • 4
  • 2
  • 3
  • 1

3. In which of these versions drop option is not available?

  • 101 Pool rummy
  • 201 Pool rummy
  • 2-Deals Rummy
  • 6- Deals Rummy

4. In a 6 player deal rummy how many numbers of chips are given to players?

  • 240
  • 360
  • 480
  • 600

5. Suppose your opponent makes a valid show even before you had your first turn, with how much points you lose?

  • 80
  • 20
  • 40
  • 60

6. What do you mean by Rake Fee?

  • Service Charge
  • Sum of all the buy-ins by the player
  • Buy-in fee used for tables.

7. What do you mean by deadwood cards?

  • Ungrouped cards at the end of game
  • Cards that you discard at your turn
  • Term used to denote high value cards when they are not in set or a sequence

8. How much value do the facevalue cards carry?

  • 10
  • 15
  • 5
  • 12

9. Is 4 ♠ 4 ♠ 4 ♥ considered as a valid set?

  • Yes
  • No
  • In case of 2 deck its fine

10. Joshua’s deadwood card value is 108 points in Points rummy, so he loses the game by ___ points?

  • 28
  • 108
  • 80
  • 90

11. For a middle drop in Indian Rummy, how much points you lose

a.) 60 Points b) 40 Points c) 20 Points


  1. B
  2. D
  3. C
  4. C
  5. B
  6. A
  7. A
  8. A
  9. B
  10. 80
  11. 40

Srikanthreddy5 takes down Valentine Special tourney

The crazy action continues on India’s Fastest Online Rummy Site –! Another day and another explosive tourney – The much expected special tournament went down today on the Valentine’s Day.

srikanthreddy – the winner of Valentine’s Day Special Tourney

Valentine’s Day Special Tourney wrapped up successfully with a total of 912 entries with the top 10 finishers winning gift vouchers and cash bonuses. After a hard fought contest, it was srikanthreddy5, who prevailed as the winner. For his excellent efforts, srikkanth will receive Rs. 2k Gift Voucher and his cash bonus of Rs. 3000 has been credited already.

Deccan Rummy also lauds the efforts of aravindh95 and hari1681 for their courageous fight till the end that made them secure the No 2 and No 3 positions. Tough luck mates! You were almost there! For their excellent efforts, aravindh95 and hari1681 will receive Rs. 1500 GiftVoucher/Rs. 2000 Cash Bonus and Rs.1000 GiftVoucher/Rs.1500Cash Bonus respectively. This win gives srikanthreddy5 would make for a solid entry in his resume should he decide to play rummy professionally. We know what it takes to win one such a tournament where you have to overcome the odds to reach the pinnacle.

Norrmally freeroll special tourneys are extremely tough to crack as they attract the best minds in Rummy. Ask any successful rummy player he would say he had a lot more fun playing tourneys more than games. No amount of stakes in cash games could match the excitement a tournament gives. This was a great effort by srikanthreddy5. We hope he has it within him to win a lot more in the future.

Valentine's Day winner

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