When playing for real money with online rummy, it’s important to know the rummy rules of a gaming platform as games are played out on virtual rummy tables. In India, the rules of a virtual rummy table could vary from one website to another, including the acceptance of international players, albeit dependent on the gaming software use by the online rummy platform.
Knowing when to declare a win is one thing but knowing how to do it in a virtual table is another story. Generally, rummy games played online in India, are variants of Indian Rummy that is fixed as 13-card hands dealt to at least two, up to a maximum of six players. Generally, the number of players depends on how many joined the virtual table before the Waiting Period ends.
Since mention is made about Waiting Period, be in the know that as opposed to playing in physical gaming tables, taking your turn to draw and discard in a virtual table must be quick, decisive and within a specified period. Otherwise, you could be dropped for not executing the required actions within the time allotted by a platform for each player.
So here’s the thing, knowing the rules by which rummy games are played in a specific gaming platform is important. Find below some examples of the game rules at Junglee Rummy.
Finishing a Round
Depending on the rummy rules, the goal in each round is to be the first to complete either a set of two sequences or a combination of a sequence and a one-of-a-kind match,
A set of two sequences is valid only if at least one is “pure.” which means you did not use a Joker to complete both sequences.
The “pure sequence” rule also applies to a declaration consisting of a sequence and a match.
Make sure that the sequences are in consecutive orders of same-suit cards and that a set of one-of-a-kind match does not cards with similar suits.
Once you are sure that your set of melded cards is valid, declare your hand by placing your final discard in the “Finish” spot. While other players may also have valid sets, you win the round because you were first in showing your melded cards.
However, if in case your declaration is not valid, you automatically lose the round and pay additional based on the penalty points imposed on invalid declarations.
Collecting the Prize for a Round Win
Every rummy winner collects cash prizes but the composition of the cash rewards depend on the type of game played, which may be a Points Rummy, Deals Rummy or Pool Rummy.
In Deals and Pool Rummy games, the required Entry Fee paid by each player makes up the pot money that goes to the game winner.
In every Points Rummy, Deals Rummy or Pool Rummy round, the winner collects the equivalent cash value of the total points of cards held by the losing players depends that is calculated based a predetermined cash value per point.
Supposing there are three losing players to which the total card points between them reached a total of 280, while the predetermined value of each point is Rs 2, the winning player gets to collect Rs 560 based on card points alone.
1. The cards with the highest points of 10 each are the 10s, Jacks, Queens. Kings and Aces.
2. An Ace however, has a one (1) value if used as part of a 1-2-3 sequence.
3. The other cards from 2 to 9 carry the same points as their face values.
4. The Joker and the Wild Jokers which are predetermined before a round commences, all have zero points.
However, since players are using the gaming platform as a service, the actual amount of cash prize that will be credited to the account of the winning player is net of the service fee collected by Junglee Rummy from each game round.