Online rummy is fast emerging as the biggest online card game to play in India with thousands now playing on a daily basis on sites such as RummyRoyal.com, Zepak.com and Ace2Three.com. Infact recently the Hindustan Times reported on a 35 year old housewife Aditi Kohli who now plays online rummy for up to four hours a day generating a completely new income from her winnings. Talking to the newspaper Aditi commented “since I am relatively free after completing my daily chores by the afternoon, online card games are a fun, money generating alternative,” added Kohli, who claimed to have earned Rs. 10,500 from the game.
This increase in the playing of online rummy in India has occured after a recent ruling that rummy is a game of skill and therefore falls under the purview of the Public Gambling Act 1867 unlike games such as poker and teen patti which are still illegal in India. This decision has led to a large number of online card portals adding rummy to their list of games and with the options to move from play money to real money the game has taken off throughout Inida particulary wth housewives who have a number of hours to spare each day.
“I only just started playing recently but am already doing really well and have even got my mother and sisters playing,” said Aysha Kravati, who claimed to have earned Rs. 50,000 in just a month.