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Indian Rummy: Why is it a Game full of Entertainment and Intellectual Skills?

Rummy is the 3rd most popular card game in India

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  • India has a history of popular card games such as “Ganjifa”
  • Rummy is the 3rd most popular card game in India, just after “Teen Patti” and Poker
  • The game helps to enhance individual skills

June 28, 2017: Card games are all-time favorite indoor games. All of us have played cards at some point in our life and enjoyed the same. India is a country which has had a culture of playing cards as a source of entertainment for a long time and cards has been an integral part of most social and family gatherings where people get the opportunity to exhibit their skills to attain wealth. This culture has been rejuvenated with the latest 13 cards game of Indian Rummy.

The online presence of this game has had a great impact on our gaming life. The rules of the game vary across the regions but its popularity has been on an exponential growth since the game came online.

Here are a few interesting facts about this popular card game:

  • The name ‘rummy’ may have its origins from the game ‘Rum Poker’ in the UK, where ‘rum’ stands for ‘odd’ or ‘peculiar’ gradually evolving into today’s “Rummy.
  • The game is believed to have originated from the Spanish card game ‘Conquian’ played by the Royals in the 19th century. However, there are disputes about the game’s origins as some believe it to be a variation of French poker.
  • The game is the 3rd most popular game in India just after “Teen Patti” and Poker.
  • Being an intellectual game, Rummy not only provides the joy of winning but also helps you enhance your skills. Skills like memory power, adaptability, strategizing, prediction, risk management, fast and accurate observations etc. can be achieved easily through this game.

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  • Online Rummy has become so popular that thousands of users are logged in at any time and you can play it 24*7. You can access the gaming portals via your mobile, tablet or laptop.
  • The different designs of certain cards make the game even more interesting. If you have a closer look, you will observe that the Jacks from each set will have a different hair style, some with a moustache and some without it. Similarly, the Queen of Diamonds is the only one who is smiling while the others have a stern or melancholic look. In the case of King, the weapons they hold vary between an axe and sword.
  • The game is believed to have 20 variations across the different regions it is played. Then there are sub-variations as well. One can easily assume about 100 variations in this game.

These interesting facts about this popular Indian card game might have aroused your interest in the game if you are not a player already. Just login online and enjoy this refreshing game with your family and friends!

– by Nikita Tayal of NewsGram. Twitter: @NikitaTayal6 

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Rummy, an Online Hit Among Online Gamers

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Rummy is becoming a hit among Online Gamers.
Rummy is becoming a hit among Online Gamers.

The passion for online games is growing and steadily moving towards $1 billion or Rs 6400 crore industry by 2021. Also, with almost everyone having a smartphone, there is a significant increase in the number of online gamers with India alone to have whooping 30 crore gamers by 2021.

Joining this bandwagon of excited players are the card gamers that make games like rummy and teen patti among the highest grossing app games in the country. What clicks with the Indian players is the immediate connection of a traditional card game with the blend of technology and ease of online world.

Games that will be really popular

The maximum growth will be driven by freemium games of different genre. An average gamer spends around 1/3 of his budget from online entertainment on games. Now combine this with the fact that the online games are predominantly selected on suggestions by friends and family. And these friends and family are inclined towards games with strategy, skill and puzzle.

Once more, this brings us back to card games of skills like rummy that blends in perfect with all the requirements and preferences of an online player.

  • He gets a game that he has seen and played from his childhood
  • The game is based on skill and strategy and his friends seem to love it
  • It is available in the freemium and free to play model

Further, these games are light and doesn’t eat away data. With the mobile penetration increasing rapidly, online rummy can be played on simple smartphones that support the landscape mode. Without the requirement of owning a very high end smartphone, card games have been able to reach each and every corner of the country.

How rummy takes the leap forward

With so many card games competing for the first position, what makes rummy come out as a clear winner? There is more than one factor working in its favour. Rummy is a game of skill and it is absolutely legal to play this game for real cash. Of course, that means that players can play rummy online for cash like they have done for ages and now win big cash prizes for every win.

The online world makes all of this a cake walk. You download the app, register and pick games to play. The rummy rules remain the same, and games are running non-stop and round the clock. When previously, players had to look for rummy buddies, now they just tap and start.

Security is another plus that is big for card games. All online card players have security certificates, anti-collision control and secure payment channels. Pay with credit card and get the winning amount in your bank account; it’s that simple.

You can also go through a detailed guide to know “How to play rummy

How is the future looking?

Online gaming is nearly a Rs. 1,200-crore industry and is charting forward with a 70% growth rate. The earlier reservations around card games like cheating, playing unlimited tables etc. are all brought under control with the online games. Online game companies have put strong anti-collusion, anti-fraud detection mechanism that ensures the authenticity and fairness in the game play.

“Before playing for money, all players are required to get their phone numbers, ID and address proof verified so that the companies can carry out appropriate KYC checks, much like those mandated by the RBI for mobile wallets,” says Thampy, CEO Play Games24x7.

These online game companies pay GST on every game and Income Tax on the overall income as well. The gaming industry in total pays around Rs. 150 crore a year as taxes to the government. What can be clearly predicted for online games like rummy is the growth in the mobile space with players enjoying large cash tournaments and games. Rummy games are live, played with real players and are easy to pick and join and that’s what clicks with today’s gamers the most.

 

 

 

 

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