"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 Telangana, Andhra Pradesh, Tamilnadu, Assam, Odisha, Nagaland & Sikkim, the laws applicable to gambling do not provide a clear exemption to playing games of skill. We do not offer our facilities of rummy games to players from these states.
Applicable laws in Telangana, Andhra Pradesh, Tamilnadu, Assam, Odisha, Nagaland & Sikkim may result in penalties being imposed on players, who access the Services from these states. We do not accept applications from players from those states for participating in any game or competition available on the Website.
We reserve the right to disable the users/players whose KYC belongs to the above listed states.
We reserve the right to disable and make full & final settlements for the accounts/keep the payouts on hold for the players with which have the registered bank accounts from the above-listed states while approving any payouts/withdrawals.
Apart from the above mentioned states, playing rummy for cash in other states like Karnataka, Maharashtra and a few others are completely legal.
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