Is it Legal to play Online Rummy on www.herorummy.com in India?
Yes, it is absolutely legal to play Online Rummy on www.herorummy.com in India. Apart from being Legal as per the Indian Supreme Court ruling – The Game of Rummy is a game of skill and not a game of chance. As such it is protected under the Constitution of India under Article 19 (g).
Further, in the year 1968, the Supreme Court of India ruled that rummy is a game of skill and its decision has been relied on in various subsequent judgments.
In another judgment in 1996, the Supreme Court also stated that (i) competitions where success depends on substantial degree of skill are not "gambling" and (ii) despite there being an element of chance, if a game is preponderantly a game of skill it may be called a game of "mere skill".
However, in certain states, the laws applicable to gambling do not provide a clear exemption to playing the games of skill. Hero Rummy does not allow players from Assam, Kerala, Telangana, Nagaland, Odisha, and Sikkim to play or win our cash games.