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Q. What is Rummy card game and how is it played?UpDown

A.Rummy is a group of card games which is very popular around the world.The Mexican game of Conquian is said to be the ancestral to all rummy games. Rummy comes under the category of draw and discard games & is played with a set of playing cards, based on matching similar card types. While playing rummy, the player has to improve his hand (forming a particular set or sequence, abiding by the standard rules of the game) by picking up a card from the

closed pile


discard pile

. The 13 card rummy is most commonly played in India, usually with two packs of cards and players ranging from 2 to 6. Each player has to make 4


(The aim is to make 4 sets from the hand. Any one set of 4 cards & three sets of 3 cards each). The player who


i.e. completes his four hands first, is the winner.

Q. Is playing Rummy legal in India?UpDown

A. Playing any Game of Skill is perfectly legal in India. In the year 1968, the Supreme Court of India ruled that Rummy is a game of skill, thus making it perfectly legal. More...

Q. Is it legal even when playing with cash?UpDown

A. Yes.

Q. What all versions of Rummy are available to play on the website?UpDown offers the 13 Card Rummy online with following variants:

  • 101 Pool
  • 201 Pool
  • Best of Three
  • Points Rummy

and 21 Card Rummy online with the following variant:

  • Points Rummy

Q. Can I play with/without cash on this website?UpDown

A. Yes, playing Rummy online on comes with the flexibility for the user to play with or without cash. A click on “Play Rummy” will take you to the “Lobby”. Click on “Cash or Practice” tab, choose any table and start playing rummy game to earn cash or just for fun.

Q. How do I get started?UpDown

A. It is simple. Just follow these steps :

  • Create an Account. Register with us by entering a Username and Password.
  • Login to your account using the Username and Password you registered with.
  • Click on the 'Play Now' button and there you go.

Q. What is the Objective of 13 card Rummy?UpDown

A. The aim is to arrange all the 13 cards in hand to form atleast two sequences, out of which one has to be a pure sequence. The remaining cards can be arranged into valid sets and sequences. Whichever player makes the required sets and sequences first wins the game.

Q. What is the Objective of 21 card Rummy?UpDown

A. The aim is to arrange all the 21 cards in hand to form atleast three pure sequences. The remaining cards can be arranged into valid sets and sequences. Whichever player makes the required sets and sequences first wins the game.

Q. How do I choose a table to play on?UpDown

A. Tables in the “Lobby” are arranged according to the “value points” and “Buy-in amount”, so you can choose a table to play the games accordingly.

Q. How do I take my seat?UpDown

A. Once you have chosen a table and entered the playing area, click on ‘SIT” and thus you are given a seat to play.<>

Q. How do I Draw and Discard the cards?UpDown

A. Drawing and Discarding of cards as in a turn is described as follows:

Draw - For every turn, the player must draw a card; either the top most card from the Closed deck or the last discarded card from the Discard Pile.

Discard - Every player must end his turn by placing one card from his hand face up on the Discard Pile.

Q. What if the Closed deck runs out of cards and no player has declared yet?UpDown

A. Suppose you pick the last card from the Closed deck. The Discard Pile is reshuffled and put face down as the new Closed deck. The card you discard goes to form a new Discard Pile.

Q. How do I finish the game?UpDown

A.The game can only be finished when a player Declares.

  • If all the cards of the Hand are made into valid sets & sequences, only then a player should declare.
  • At the time of declaring, the player needs to select the combination of cards for declaring.
  • After declaring, the player needs to Meld the cards, that is place all the cards into valid sets and sequences, thereafter send them for Validation.
  • The player has 45 seconds to meld the cards.

Q. How to declare sets and sequences?UpDown

A. If all the cards of the Hand are made into valid sets and sequences, then the player should declare.

  • At the time of declaring, the player needs to select the combination of cards for declaring.
  • After declaring, the player needs to Meld the cards, that is put all the cards in hand into valid sets and sequences, thereafter send them for Validation.
  • The player has 45 seconds to meld the cards.

Q. What is the Point System or the Scoring System?UpDown

A. The point system is as follows,
  • More the points, lower the player's rank.
  • The face cards and ace have a value of 10 points.
             J / Q / K / A - 10 points
  • The numbered cards have a value equal to their face value.
  • The Joker has ZERO points.
  • The winner gets ZERO points, while the other players get points according to their cards.
  • In case a player fails to make the needed straight sequences, (one pure, without Joker and second with or without a Joker) then points of ALL the cards in the hand are added (maximum of 80).
  • In case the two straight sequences are made, then the points of the cards which are not melded in valid sets are added.
  • Maximum of 80 points can be allocated to a hand.

Q. What are 1x, 2x, 5x Points Rummy Tables?UpDown

A. 1x, 2x, 5x refers to the rupee value of each point in a Points Rummy game. For e.g. in a “Points Rummy 1x” game, the rupee value of each point is 1 i.e. 1 point = Rs.1, in a “Points Rummy 5x” game, the rupee value of each point is 5 i.e. 1 point = Rs.5 etc.

Q. What is the fee structure for the points games?UpDown

A. The fee charged is 12% for 5x and above tables, while the fees is 15% for lower tables. This fees is deducted before the winning amount is credited in the winner's account. The above mentioned fees also includes a service tax component which our company duly deposits with the Indian tax authorities.

Q. What are the different types of Tournaments?UpDown

A. Please refer to the Rummy Tournaments section.

Q. What is the difference between Practice Chips & Real Chips?UpDown

A. Practice chips can be used to play Practice games. These chips are completely free and can be replenished from the playing area at any time.  Real chips are used to play in real cash tournaments. Real chips can be obtained by depositing money using our secure online gateway. To know more about how to deposit money, refer to Banking FAQ.

Q. What happens to chips in my account when I play a game?UpDown

A. Let’s take an example. Say you are playing in a Real cash game on a 2 player/101 Pool table with 25 Buy in points. In this case 25 real chips will be deducted from your account for playing this cards game. If you win the game, the site shall deduct a small percentage of the winning amount to cover for its operational costs and the balance amount will be credited back to your account. In this example, 45 chips will be credited back to your account. You can check these transactions in account summary under my account.

Q. What is the smallest buyin for a table?UpDown

A. The minimum amount that you need to play is 8 real chips (on our 0.1x 13 card Points Rummy table). For 21card marriage rummy, the smallest 0.1x table buy-in is 24 chips. 

Q. Is there any time limit for playing my turn?UpDown

A. Yes, there is a time limit of 45 seconds.

Q. How is the time indicated while playing?UpDown

A. The “Timer” or the “Time- box” next to your seat shows the time available to play your turn. The bar around the box moves and changes color gradually, starting with green and ending with red.

Q. What if I run out of time / if I do not play my turn within the time limit?UpDown

A. If you do not act within the stipulated time, you loose your turn. If you keep loosing your turn three times in a row, you get dropped out automatically.

Q. What if the internet connection is lost?UpDown

A. In case of “connection failure” or “disconnection”, you get two turns while waiting for reconnection. If still not reconnected, your game is dropped.

Q. Can I communicate with my fellow players while playing?UpDown

A. Yes, you can. There is a “chat-box” next to your seat. Proper ‘play-table etiquettes’ should be observed. Chat should be polite and cordial. Avoid arguments and foul language.

Q. Can I leave anytime in between the game to attend something urgent?UpDown

A. If you leave abruptly during the game and do not return within the given time, you will be ‘timed-out’, otherwise you can click on “sit out” resulting in auto action. If you plan to exit after completing the game, click on “leave next game”.

Q. Do I need to download Rummy software in order to play Rummy on

A. No, you don't need to download Rummy software or any kind of application for playing Rummy on All you need to do is click on the 'Play Rummy' Button & you are ready to play online Rummy.

Q. Whom should I contact in case of any problem?UpDown

A. You can contact us at [email protected], for any problem. For details, visit our customer support page.


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