The legality of the game of rummy has always been a matter of misunderstandings and debates wherein people often confuse it with gambling and betting. However, it should be noted that the Hon’ble Supreme Court has given the game legal status. The Supreme Court had held that rummy is a “game of skill” and not a “game of chance.”
Therefore, it is legal to play rummy online to win of real cash prize. Pertinently, the game of rummy is legal because it is a game of skill and hence protected by the Constitution of India. Playing a game of skill like rummy is considered a business activity from a legal point of view, and such activity of playing a game of skill with cash is safeguarded under Article 19(1)(g) of the Constitution of India.
The legality of rummy games in India is a state-specific matter.
Notwithstanding the decision of the Supreme Court, there are various states with their respective state laws prohibiting the playing of online rummy for real cash. These states are Andhra Pradesh, Odisha, Sikkim, Nagaland, Assam, and Telangana.
According to Govt. regulations, players residing in the state of Andhra Pradesh, Assam, Nagaland, Odisha, Sikkim & Telangana are not permitted to play online rummy with cash on any platform. Please make sure you are not residing in the above-mentioned states, if yes then you are prohibited from using our services.