Sponsored article: The game of Rummy and its popularity in India

Updated: Feb 24, 2016, 14:25 IST | |

"Life is like a card game, you can bluff, fold, or win big, it's all how you play the game"

Cards and entertainment may be considered as synonyms in the country and it certainly does not need much of an introduction. There would rarely be anyone in our country that might have never held a pack of cards in their hands. Wherever you go in India, you can see people playing cards in their own style and convenience, be it in a moving train to get along with fellow passengers, people in office during off time or bundle of relatives when to meet for a get-together. Rummy, of course, is one of the most popular games of all and anyone who has ever played cards is much aware of this card game.

Indian Rummy or the game of Rummy in India is similar to the other format of this game where a minimum of 2 players and a maximum of six players can play at a time. Every player gets 13 cards each and if there are more players then two decks of cards [a deck is a set of 52 cards and 4 jokers] is used. Each player plays their card turn by turn in a clockwise order and each one gets to show a card on his/her turn which makes the game pretty much interesting. However, this game requires the absolute presence of mind and a sound calculation which always lets the other player get to react to your confidence and might lose out on this strategy.

Since the day the game has been online, more and more people tend to try their luck on online rummy which is equally interesting. With technology and gadgets ruling our life these days, more and more people prefer playing this game online and it is a better way to learn as well as to master this game. Nowadays, more players prefer the rummy game online and if they turn lucky, they win money too!

The game is getting so much popular these days that there are many gaming websites offering rummy online to its customers. Though betting is something which is illegal in India, however, there have been states which have recently allowed betting legal and there are already players who are tapping the market in order to facilitate online betting over a game of rummy and people are lucky enough to make some money. The game has intense potential and now it is a wait and watch situation as to see to what heights the game can reach.

With Smartphones and Internet, more and more people have moved to the online format of playing card games in India. However, one need to know that gambling culture in India is not yet legalised completely and there are few states (Goa and Sikkim) who have legalised and set up gaming kiosks, which are a big light towards this industry. One thing is definitely true that there is no dearth of casino and card players in India and they love local games like Paplu, Flish, Teenpatti, Andar Bahar and paisa. With internet users getting informed more than ever, the players also look for better customer service and 24/7 support from the rummy website they register and open their account. They also look for a variety of games where they can try their luck and most importantly they wish to bet and play with a licensed online casino where they consider their money is safe and secure.

With websites like 888casino, bet365 and 888poker, the future of gambling in India looks bright. However, we do not know how long they will establish themselves in a better manner as people prefer to play other popular games like slots, roulette and blackjack.

There is still a long battle of issues regarding legalization online rummy and online poker in many parts of India. Some of the issues like online gambling regulations, mobile gaming regulation, payment gateway issues and taxes need to be clarified before we witness a bigger light of gambling in India.

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