Legality of Rummy
It is legal to play online rummy in India as rummy has been declared as a game of skill by the Supreme Court of India. According to the law, games of skill are not considered as gambling because a considerate amount of skill is required in the outcome of the game.
One does not play rummy based on his luck; it all depends on the amount of skills he brings to the table. The laws of mathematics and probabilities are required to win this game. Thus, this is not a mindless game where luck is the primary factor. You need intelligence and memory, just like chess, in order to win the game.
The hearing of the court clearly defines rummy as a game of skill. It clearly states that:
“Rummy, on the other hand, requires certain amount of skill because the fall of the cards has to be memorised and the building up of Rummy requires considerable skill in holding and discarding cards. We cannot, therefore, say that the game of Rummy is a game of entire chance. It is mainly and preponderantly a game of skill. The chance in Rummy is of the same character as the chance in a deal at a game of bridge.”
This statement clearly separates rummy from games of luck and it is, therefore, a game of skill. Thus, you can play with stake as well and win money based on the kind of skill you use in the table.