"Is playing online rummy card game is legal in India?"
Yes! Rummy and the games offered on this website are games of skill and are completely legal. Almost all laws in relation to gambling in force in the states of India provide that they shall not restrict games of skill.
Under these laws, gambling relates to wagering and betting on games of chance and uncertain events where chance is a dominant factor.
Further, in the year 1968, the Hon'ble Supreme Court of India ruled that rummy cards games is a skill based game and its decision has been relied on in various subsequent judgments. We have taken utmost care to ensure that we do not step onto the wrong side of the law and all our games are in compliance with the laws currently enforced in India under legal act of Hon'ble Supreme Court.
In another judgment in 1996, the Hon'ble Supreme Court also stated that (i) competitions where success depends on substantial degree of skill are not "gambling" and (ii) despite there being an element of chance, if a game is preponderantly a game of skill it may be called a game of "mere skill".
However, in certain states, such as Assam,Orissa and Telangana, the laws applicable to gambling do not provide a clear exemption to playing games of skill. In the event you wish to play our games from these states, we suggest that you access only our free rummy games. We do not offer our facilities of rummy cash games to players from these states.
Real money purchases and Real cash games for users from the State of Telangana has been temporarily suspended pursuant to media reports on change in state gaming laws. We regret the unforeseeable inconveniences. Please contact our 24/7 customer support for more details.
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