Frequently Asked Questions

General FAQs

1. How is rummy played?

The gameplay of rummy is quite simple and easy to understand. Rummy is usually played by 2 to 6 players at a time. A standard 52-card deck plus a joker is used if only two players are playing. If there are more than two players playing, two standard card decks and two jokers are used. At the start of the game, each player is dealt 13 cards. The remaining cards are kept in a pile at the center of the table, forming the closed deck. The top card from the closed deck is revealed and kept at the center to form the open deck.

Once the game begins, players have to pick a card from either of the decks and discard a card to the open deck on each turn. To win the game, players have to arrange their cards in required combinations – sequences, or sequences and sets – and make a valid declaration before everyone else. The game goes on until one player declares their cards, prompting other players to declare their cards too. If the declaration made is valid, the player wins the game. The other players incur a penalty, determined by the value of ungrouped cards in their hand.

To learn about the rummy game in detail, click here.

2. What is a sequence?

A sequence is a group of three or more consecutive cards of the same suit. In rummy, there are two different types of sequences: pure sequence and impure sequence. To make a valid declaration, you must create at least two sequences, out of which at least one must be a pure sequence.

Learn about the sequence and the difference between its two types here.

3. What is a set?

A set is a group of three or four cards of the same rank but different suits. While creating sequences is mandatory to make a valid declaration, creating sets is optional.

If you wish to learn about sets, you can check out this page.

4. What is a valid declaration?

In rummy, players need to arrange the 13 cards in their hand in required combinations in order to win. Once a player has created all the required combinations, they need to declare and show their hand for validation. The player wins the game only if they make a valid declaration. The criteria to make a valid declaration are as follows:

  • Players need to create at least two sequences, at least one of which must be a pure sequence.
  • The remaining cards can be arranged into sequences or sets.

If the player declares his/her cards but fails to fulfill these conditions, it is considered an invalid declaration and he/she incurs a penalty of 80 points.

5. What is the role of the joker in rummy?

Jokers play a crucial role in the game of rummy. It is used in place of any missing card that is required to complete a sequence or a set. For example, if you have 6 and 7 in your hand and you need only one more card (5 or 8) to complete a sequence, you can use a joker as a replacement for the missing card and create the sequence (6-7-10 wild joker).

You can read in detail about the joker and its two types here.

6. What do the terms 'drawing' and 'discarding' mean?

In rummy, drawing refers to the action of picking a card from the closed deck or the open deck on your turn. On the other hand, discarding means laying off an unwanted card on your turn. Drawing and discarding help players arrange their cards in required combinations and make a valid declaration.

7. How are the cards distributed in a rummy game?

In the traditional version of the game, one of the players deals 13 cards from the card deck to each player. However, in online rummy, cards are dealt using an RNG software that eliminates any chance of bias and ensures random shuffling and dealing of cards.

8. How are the cards distributed in a rummy game?

Points are negative in rummy. The goal of the game is to bring your score down to zero points and avoid incurring a penalty. Each card has a certain value, as given below:

Type Value
Face Cards (K, Q, J) and Ace (A) 10 points
Number Cards (2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10) Their face values
Printed and Wild Jokers 0 points

* Number cards are worth their face values. This means the 4 of every suit is worth 4 points, and the 7 of every suit is worth 7 points, and so on.

Winner’s Point Calculation

  • The winner of a rummy game gets zero points.

Losing Player’s Point Calculation

  • The losing player incurs a penalty equal to the value of the unmatched cards in their hand if they have created a pure sequence.
  • If the losing player has not created a pure sequence, they get a penalty equal to the value of all the cards in their hand.
  • The maximum penalty that a player can incur is 80 points.

To read more about the points system in rummy, you can check out this page.

9. What is a drop in rummy?

The drop is a feature that players can use to quit a game. This option is particularly useful when your chances of winning the game seem fairly low and you wish to avoid incurring a heavy penalty. There are two types of drops in rummy: first drop and middle drop. If a player decides to drop before picking his/her first card, it is considered a first drop. A middle drop is when a player decides to drop at any time after making their first move or misses three consecutive turns. The penalty incurred for a drop is as follows:

Type Penalty
First Drop 20 points
Middle Drop 40 points

Rummy.com FAQs

1. How can I play rummy on Rummy.com?

The process of playing rummy online on Rummy.com is extremely simple. All you need is a smartphone and a stable internet connection to get started. You need to first download the Rummy.com app from the official website. Once you have downloaded the app, you have to register on the platform using your mobile number or directly log in using your Google/Facebook account. Once registration is complete, you will be led to the game lobby, where you can pick a rummy game of your choice!

2. What is the difference between Practice Games and Cash Games?

Rummy.com offers a wide array of practice games as well as cash games. Practice rummy games can be played using free chips, so you don’t need to deposit any money. Cash games require you to pay an entry fee to join. These games give you the opportunity to utilize your gaming skills to win real cash prizes.

Legality and Safety FAQs

1. Is it legal to play rummy for real cash on Rummy.com?

It is 100% legal for players to play rummy online for free as well as for cash on certified online rummy sites like Rummy.com. Rummy is a game of skill and playing a game of skill for real money is legally considered a business activity under Article 19[1](g) of the Constitution of India.

2. Is it safe to play rummy online on Rummy.com?

Yes, it is absolutely safe to play rummy online on Rummy.com. The platform is committed to providing its players with a safe and secure gaming experience. It has incorporated world-class security and encryption measures to ensure that all sensitive information shared by users and their money are fully protected.

3. What is an RNG?

The random number generator (RNG) is an automation system that ensures absolutely random shuffling and dealing of cards and assigns random seats to players to remove any scope of bias or cheating. Rummy.com has incorporated this software to ensure fair play and equal winning opportunities for every player.

Account FAQs

1. Can I play cash rummy games from outside India?

No, we currently do not provide cash gaming services to players located outside India.

2. Can I play cash games from Andhra Pradesh, Telangana, Assam, Sikkim, Nagaland or Meghalaya?

Unfortunately, these states do not allow their residents to play cash rummy games online. In compliance with these states’ laws, we do not offer cash rummy games and tournaments to players residing in or logging in from these states. However, players from these states can enjoy playing our practice games for free.

3. How do I upload my KYC documents?

Please follow these simple steps to upload your ID/Address proof to your Rummy.com account:

Step 1: Log in to your Rummy.com account.
Step 2: Tap “Menu” ➡️ “KYC.”
Step 3: Enter your address proof number, i.e. your Aadhaar, passport, or Voter ID.
Step 4: Tap “Upload Proof” and upload the front and back images of your document. The images should not be more than 3 MB in size each and should be in jpg, gif, or png format.
Step 5: Tap “Submit.”

Online Transactions FAQs

1. How do I deposit money into my Rummy.com wallet?

Please follow these simple steps to deposit cash into your Rummy.com wallet:

Step 1: Log in to your Rummy.com account.
Step 2: Tap the “Add Cash” button.
Step 3: Entire the amount you wish to deposit and select a promo code, if available.
Step 4: Select the payment method of your choice (credit card, debit card, netbanking, UPI, or mobile wallet) and fill in the necessary information to complete the deposit.

2. How do I withdraw my winnings to my bank account?

Please follow these simple steps to withdraw your winnings:

Step 1: Log in to your Rummy.com account.
Step 2: Tap “Menu” ➡️ “Withdrawals.”
Step 3: Enter the amount you wish to withdraw from the available withdrawable balance.
Step 4: Choose a mode of withdrawal (Bank transfer or UPI) and fill in the necessary details.
Step 5: Tap the “Submit” button to place a withdrawal request.

3. Are there any charges on making a withdrawal?

No, there’s no fee or charges on withdrawals of any amount.

4. Are there any prerequisites for placing a withdrawal request?

You need to get your KYC documents approved and your mobile number verified to be able to place a successful withdrawal request on Rummy.com.

5. What is the minimum amount that I can withdraw from my Rummy.com wallet?

You can withdraw a minimum amount of ₹X at once from your Rummy.com wallet.

6. Is there a maximum withdrawal limit on Rummy.com?

No, there is no maximum limit. You can withdraw your entire Withdrawable Balance at once from Rummy.com.

7. How long does it take for my winnings to be transferred to my bank account once I place a withdrawal request?

Rummy.com has instant withdrawal services in place that ensure your winnings are transferred to your bank account within X minutes.

Tournament FAQs

1. What is a rummy tournament?

A tournament is an exciting format of rummy available on Rummy.com. The platform offers both free tournaments and cash tournaments. Here players get the opportunity to compete with skilled players from all over the country and win whopping big cash prizes and other coveted rewards.

2. How to join a tournament on Rummy.com?

Joining a tournament on Rummy.com is super easy.

To join a tournament, follow these simple steps:

  • Open the Rummy.com app.
  • Tap “Tournaments” in the game lobby.
  • Select from the “Cash” tab and the “Free” tab, according to your preference.
  • Pick from the wide range of tournaments available and tap “Join.”

3. How are winners decided in rummy tournaments?

At the start of any rummy tournament, each player is allocated a fixed number of chips, and there are a fixed number of rounds that they need to play. In every round, players are ranked according to the total number of tournament chips they have in hand. The player with the highest number of chips in hand at the end of a round is declared the winner and/or qualifies for the next round of the tournament.

4. What are tournament chips and how are they allocated?

Each player is allocated a fixed number of chips at the beginning of each round in a rummy tournament. The winner at the end of each round gets tournament chips from all the losing players, which they can use to play the next round.

5. How is the value of tournament chips calculated?

Tournament chips are worth 1 point each. The winner gets the chips of all the losing players at the end of the tournament. The winner’s winnings are calculated as follows:

Total Winnings = Sum of total points of all losing players X 1 chip

For example, if a player wins a rummy tournament consisting of 6 players, and the remaining players lose by a margin of 80 points, 20 points, 40 points, 25 points, and 35 points, respectively, the winner will get a total of 200 chips.

6. What happens if two players have the same number of chips at the end of a round?

In such a case, the player who won the previous round is declared the winner and/or progresses to the next round. If the previous round also ended in a tie, the player who won the round before the previous one is declared the winner.