How to Play Indian Rummy Online

Basics of playing Indian Rummy

Indian Rummy or 13 Card Rummy game can be played by a minimum of two players and a maximum of six players. 1 deck of cards is required in 2 player tables and 2 decks of cards are required in 6 player tables. Each player has to, in turn, draw a card either from an open card deck or the closed card deck, and discard one card to the open deck. A player is unable to see the cards in a closed deck, while the open deck that is formed by the discarded cards is visible to the players. To win a rummy game, the player has to form one pure sequence, one impure sequence and sets.

Before beginning, it’s best to learn the rules and lingo of rummy so you can be assured of earning real money online. Are you excited yet? Then read on and take notes!

Common Rummy Terminologies you must know


It is the place where you play rummy. Every rummy table can sit two to six players in a game

Deck of cards:

A single deck of cards has 52 cards and a printed joker. These cards are divided into 4 sets of 13 cards from 2 to 10 and face value cards like A, K, Q, J in 4 different suits. There are 4 suits in a deck – Clubs, Hearts, Spades & Diamonds.


Sorting of cards are done at the start of each game. Sorting is arranging your cards in a manner that it helps you form your sets and sequences and avoiding the mixing of cards. Once you get your cards, hit the Sort button and start playing.

Points in rummy:

In rummy, Ace, Jack, Queen and King each has 10 points. The remaining cards have a value equal to their face value. This is how the cards rank in ascending orders – Ace, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, Jack, Queen and King.

Joker and Wild Card:

There is one printed joker in every deck. Once the cards are distributed amongst the players, a wild card is selected at random. Both joker and wild card serves the same purpose. A joker/wildcard is used to replace the desired card to form a set or impure sequence. In case the open joker is the printed joker, then all Aces are considered as wild card jokers. All these cards count to zero points at the end of the game. So, the more number of such cards you get the better it is.


You can choose to drop a game at any point of time. You are charged a Penalty every time you drop. Players who drop out at the beginning of the game, also known as First Drop, will get 20 points. Those players who make a Middle Drop or choose to leave the game before the game show is called by any player will get 40 points. Any player who does not meld any cards when a show is called and instead opts to leave the game gets 80 points, this is known as a Full Count.


A sequence is a group of 3 or more cards of the same suit arranged in a consecutive order.

Pure Sequence :

Any sequence without a joker becomes a pure sequence. Remember if a wild card joker sits in a proper sequence of the same suit it will be a pure sequence.

Impure Sequence :

A sequence with one or more Joker card is called an Impure sequence.


A set is a group of 3 or 4 cards of different suits but of the same value. One can use any kind of joker (wild or printed) to replace any card in the set.

5 tips  to win a rummy game?

Here are some golden tips to win the skillful game of Rummy :

  • Try to form a pure sequence as soon as possible. A declaration can’t be made without a pure sequence.
  • Refrain from drawing cards from the discarded pile as your competitor will know the formation of your cards.
  • Play with smart cards.For example, a 6 of any suit can work with 4 & 5 of the same suit and also 7 & 8 of the same suit.
  • Replace high point cards like Ace, Jack, Queen and King with Joker or Wild Cards. In case you are losing a game, it will reduce the point load.
  • Recheck your cards before making a declaration. An invalid declaration can make you lose the game in no time.

Why RummyCulture is the Best Online Rummy Platform?

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. We provide an exclusive access to all the three variations of Indian rummy, Points, Deals and Pools Rummy. Our exciting tournaments and attractive offers will definitely have you coming back for more!

How to get started and win real cash online?

RummyCulture offers unlimited free and cash rummy games to its registered users. We also have practice games for beginners for free. It is important for players to learn the nitty-gritty of the game before starting to play rummy for cash.

Once you are accustomed with the game, you can start playing cash Rummy for small amounts. Once you are confident, you may choose to play for bigger amounts as well.

In case you are wondering how to get started, it’s simple! All you need to do is to download RummyCulture app, register and start playing. To play any of the cash games, the player first has to add money to their account/wallet.

Now that you know the rules, join in and play rummy from the comfort of your home. This is your chance to earn money while playing the game we all love. PLAY NOW!

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