Indian Rummy Card Game

by alice.olivia11@gmail.com on April 19, 2010

Rummy is one of the most popular card games in India in general and in Maharashtra State in particular. It is a pastime enjoyed by persons of all walks of life, be it the commuters in crowded trains in Mumbai, housewives gathering together for kitty parties, retired persons meeting in clubs, or acquaintances who meet regularly to play. People’s obsession with this game is so great that commuters will spend over an hour or two daily in each direction playing Rummy on trains and buses; some even begin by traveling in the opposite direction to the train’s starting point to occupy be sure to claim their “regular” seats.

Housewives take turns to gather their friends for whole afternoon of Indian Rummy at home, eating and gossiping. Many groups go out on weekends / holidays to a nearby resort just to get long undisturbed hours for playing Rummy. There are clubs in big cities as well as in small places where while some elite groups indulge in playing Bridge, which is considered more respectable, a large number prefer to play Rummy.

Usually Rummy is played for small stakes. This is a mild form of gambling, but in practice harmless. Players enjoy the game and do not mind losing an affordable amount of money. Since gambling is technically illegal, players are discreet, playing with friends in private or using tokens instead of money or writing the scores on paper.

Indian Rummy game is soon becoming a favorite game among online gaming community as people are getting to play free rummy online on several websites where people can create free account and start playing Indian Rummy Online and win Cash prizes. Beginners can start rummy at any time, just read these simple rules of rummy and play rummy.

Indian Rummy Blog, April 2010

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