How to Play Rummy

How to Play Rummy

Welcome to RummyCulture, where we give you exclusive access to all three variants of Indian Rummy! Before beginning, it’s best to learn the rules of rummy and the ins and outs of the game so you can be assured of winning real money. Are you excited yet? Then read on and take notes!

In order to bend the rummy game rules in your favour, you must first invest time in learning the rules of the rummy game online. If you are attentive, here is where you will realise the importance of understanding these rummy rules, especially when you play rummy online for cash.

In India, rummy is a legal game, as declared by the Supreme Court of India; this simply means that you can easily turn it into an earning opportunity and have fun while doing so. So if you haven’t already, download our RummyCulture app now and play rummy online for real money, whenever and wherever you are. Get started by reading the rules of 13 Card Rummy, Indian Rummy and other popular variants available on RummyCulture. Let’s begin!


Rummy Rules & How To Play Rummy Online for Cash

What is Indian Rummy?

Indian Rummy is a popular version of the game and is the preferred rummy game of the country. On RummyCulture, Indian Rummy can be played by a minimum of two players and a maximum of six players. There are two decks of cards that are needed to get the game going. There is a random toss and the winner gets the chance to make the first move. The system then randomly selects a ‘wild joker’ from the closed deck, and after this, every player is dealt 13 cards at random. Only the top of the deck is placed with its face visible, while the rest of the cards remain as a closed deck.

When you play rummy of this kind, you are required to make a sequence and/or sets with the 13 rummy cards. At every turn, you can either pick a card from the closed deck or the open deck, and you must discard one card to the open deck.

The winner is the player who is the first to create a sequence and/or sets and declares the game.

Common Terminologies Used in Indian Rummy

You can’t be a good player without first learning the lingo of the game, so let’s begin with the most common terms to get you started.

  • Sequence – A sequence in Indian Rummy is considered when three or more consecutive cards of the same suit are formed. For example, A K Q J is a group of consecutive cards in the same suit and can be considered as a valid sequence.
  • Sets – A set in Indian Rummy is considered when three or four cards of the same rank from different suits are formed. For example, 7 7 7 is a set in the same rank but of different suits.
  • Objective – In order to become a winner, a player has to be the first to arrange the above-mentioned sequences and/or sets in the table. The player has to form at least two sequences and one of them has to be a pure sequence, which means that it excludes the Joker.
  • Winning – The player who completes the objective of the game has to discard one card out of the 13 hand cards to the Finish Slot to declare the game. If it is a valid hand, he will win with zero points and the points of the losing players will be calculated, based on the value of their unmatched cards.

On an interesting note, Indian Rummy is also referred to as the 13 Card Rummy game. Rummy in India is usually played between two to six players, and according to the 13 card rummy rules, each player has to, in turn, draw and discard one card until the 13 cards in hand form a sequence and/or sets.

Basics of the 13 Card Game (or Indian Rummy)

  • The 13 card Rummy game is usually played with two decks of 52 cards with two Jokers.
  • The cards in each category rank from low to high, i.e. Ace, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, Jack, Queen and King.
  • Ace can be used as 1 or as a face card when forming the sets.
  • Card values are as follows, the face cards K, Q, J are worth 10 points, Ace card is worth 10 points and the Joker carries zero points.
  • In case of decks, the Joker is open. All ‘A’ cards will act as Jokers for that particular game.

The Three Variants od Indian Rummy 

  1. Points Rummy

What is Points Rummy? 

Among all the variations of the 13 card game, Points Rummy is the most widely played and popular variation. In Points Rummy, the players play for points that are equivalent to money value. The winner gets 0 (zero) and the points are gained by the player who is unable to finish the game first. The points are generated for those cards which the player was unable to use to make a sequence or a set.

Every card carries a certain value of points that add up to the player’s points. Points are calculated according to the value assigned to each card. The winner gets the sum of all points accumulated by the opponents multiplied by the predefined value for each point. Read on for more rules of the game below.

Points Rummy Card Game Rules and Basics

  • Points Rummy is played by two to six players only.
  • Players play for points which have a pre-decided Rupee value. Each player brings a minimum amount to the table at the beginning of the game.
  • The system generates a toss to decide which player makes the first move.
  • Each player is randomly dealt a set of 13 cards. The first card from the pack is placed in the open deck. This indicates that the game has started.
  • The remaining cards are placed face-down and form a part of the closed deck slot.
  • A Joker card is randomly selected at the beginning of each game.
  • In case, a printed Joker is selected as Joker for a game, then players can also use the Ace card of any suit as a Joker in their sets and/or sequences.
  • Each player takes turns to pick or discard a card from the closed or open decks to complete sets and/or sequences.
  • You can use one or more Joker to complete your sets and/or sequences.
  • You can move a card to the finish slot to declare your sets and sequences.
  • To declare the game, the player must show the cards in hand by grouping them in sets/sequences and clicking on the ‘Declare’ button.
  • To finish the game, you must declare at least two sequences, one of which must be a pure sequence.

Points Rummy Drop Rules

  • If one or more players drop the game in their first move, they get 20 points each and the game continues till a single winner emerges.
  • If one or more players drop the game after their first move, they get 40 points each and the game continues till a single winner emerges.
  • If a player declares without meeting the game objective, he/she gets 80 points and the game continues till there is a winner.

  1. Pool Rummy

What is Pool Rummy?

Pool Rummy is a basic and easy-to-understand version of cash rummy. In fact, this variant of rummy also forms the foundation of the 13 Card Rummy game. Once you learn the rules of Pool Rummy, you will also be acquainted with the rummy rules of 13 Cards.

On RummyCulture, we have two options for Pool Rummy Games for you; they are 101 Points and 201 Points. Let’s starts with the rules and basics of the first!

101 Points Card Game Rules and Basics

  • The player with the least score at the end is declared the winner of this version of the rummy game.
  • The Drop points are as follows; a Drop is equal to 20 points, Middle Drop is equal to 40 points and a Full Count is a maximum of 80 points.
  • In this rummy game, the Jokers are two Wild Card Jokers and Cut Jokers in all rounds.
  • The winner has to make one pure sequence (Straight Sequence without a Joker) and one stroke with/without Joker is also compulsory.
  • The player who forms a successful sequence and/or sets gets zero; the other players get a score that is equal to the sum of the values of their cards that are not a part of a valid Life or Set (that they have formed at the time of declaring the game).
  • In this game, the scores get added up after the end of every Round.
  • A player is eliminated once his score is 101 or more. 
  • A player may re-join only if no player is above the score of 79.

201 Points Card Game Rules and Basics

  • The player with the least score at the end is declared the winner.
  • The Drop points are as follows, Drop is equal to 20 points, Middle Drop is equal to 40 points and a Full Count is a maximum of 80 points.
  • In this rummy game too, the Jokers are two Wild Card Jokers and Cut Jokers in all rounds.
  • The winning hand should have one Pure sequence (Straight Sequence without a Joker) and one more Life with/without a Joker is a must too.
  • The player who forms a successful sequence and/or sets gets zero. The other players get a score that is equal to the sum of the values of their cards that are not a part of a valid Life or Set (that they have formed at the time of declaring the game).
  • The final scores get added up after the end of every Round.
  • A player is eliminated once his score is 201 or more.
  • A player may re-join only if no player is above the score of 174.
  • For 201 Pool, NR (No Re-join) games are allowed.

  1. Deals Rummy

What is Deals Rummy? 

Deals Rummy is a variant of rummy that is played on the basis of a fixed number of deals. The number of games will depend on the number of deals in the game. Once the fixed number of deals is over, the game comes to an end.

On RummyCulture, we give you two options for Deals Rummy. They are, the Best of 2 Deals and Best of 6 Deals. Let’s go through the basics of both!

Best of 2 Deals Card Game Rules and Basics

  • Deals Rummy is played by two to six players only.
  • The player with the lowest score at the end is declared the winner.
  • All players must play two rounds.
  • In case of a tie after two rounds, there will be a third round to determine a clear winner.
  • There is ‘No Drop’ if the game is between two players. However, if three consecutive turns are missed, the system auto drops the player with the score equal to a hand score and capped at 80 points.
  • The Drop points are as follows; a Drop is equal to 20 points, Middle Drop is equal to 40 points and a Full Count is a maximum of 80 points.
  • In this Best of 2 Deals rummy game, the Jokers are 2 paper Jokers and Cut Jokers in both the rounds.
  • The player who forms a successful sequence and/or sets, gets zero. The other players get a score that is equal to the sum of the values of their cards that are not a part of a valid Life or Set (that they have formed at the time of declaring the game).
  • The winning hand is the one with one Pure sequence (Straight Sequence without a Joker) and one more with/without a Joker is mandatory. There are no re-joins allowed in this version of the game at all.

Best of Six Deals Card Game Rules and Basics

  • The Best of Six Deals rummy game is played by 6 players only.
  • The player with the lowest score at the end is declared the winner.
  • All players must play two rounds. In case of a tie after two rounds, there will be a third round to determine a clear winner.
  • If 3 consecutive turns are missed, the system auto drops the player with the score equal to hand score and capped at 80 points.
  • The Drop points are as follows; a Drop is equal to 20 points, Middle Drop is equal to 40 points and Full Count is a maximum of 80 points.
  • In this rummy game, the Jokers are two Paper Jokers and Cut Jokers in both the rounds.
  • The player who forms a successful sequence and/or sets, gets zero. The other players get a score that is equal to the sum of the values of their cards that are not a part of a valid Life or Set (that they have formed at the time of declaring the game).
  • The winning hand in this rummy game is one pure sequence (Straight Sequence without a Joker) and one more with/without Joker is mandatory in order to win. There are no re-joins allowed.

RummyCulture Disconnection Rules 

Every online gamer has a risk of losing their internet connection. At RummyCulture, we have put together a set of rules to ensure that gameplay of the players is not disrupted.

  • In the case of an internet disconnection, the player will get three rounds of auto-play by default. After this, the system will auto drop the player with their saved group score.
  • If the player’s saved group score is less than the Middle Drop count, the game will stay in autoplay mode until some other player places a show.
  • If the player’s saved group score is more than the Middle Drop count, the player will be considered for Middle Drop.
  • For all bets, a manual ‘Split’ option will be applicable in the following cases:
  • Number of players remaining at the table is less than the number of players at the time of starting the game.
  • If the difference between the highest Drop count and the lowest Drop count, between the remaining players, is less than or equal to two.
  • If disconnection occurs, every player gets at least their bet amount after a Split.

Why RummyCulture is the Best Place for Online Rummy

RummyCulture has a fun and diverse community of rummy players from around the world. Our aim is to give every player a premium rummy-playing experience. That’s why RummyCulture offers you exciting tournaments and attractive bonuses that will have you coming back for more!

Tournaments

Tournaments are an integral part of the rummy-playing experience on RummyCulture! There are multilevel and multiplayer Rummy gaming events, such as Wow Tournaments, that are hosted on our platform every day and periodically. Don’t miss out on these fast-paced games that challenge your skills and give you huge rewards! Be sure to follow our latest schedules which are regularly updated on the ‘Tournament’ tab on our site.

Tournaments are very popular among players due to the thrill of the game, the challenges they offer and the chance to win big, up to 50 lakhs! On RummyCulture, we feature over eight tournaments, including free-roll tournaments and seasonal tournaments with an entry fee as well. We also have different tournaments for various clubs at RummyCulture, so jump in and start participating today!

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A Great Community

The advantage of playing rummy online free on RummyCulture is that you will always find people logged in and ready to play on our thriving community, around the clock. Put yourself out there and improve your skills with the varied styles of play used by members of the community. Be sure to practise whenever you get a chance to do so in our specially designed practice arenas that will help hone your skills and make you a master of the game!

So don’t wait any longer, register on RummyCulture now and download our Android app to start playing and winning in lakhs today!


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