It is completely legal to play online rummy with cash on RummyDen. It is legal because rummy is a game of skill and it is protected by the Constitution of India. You may note that in a court ruling, playing games of skill like rummy is considered a business activity. Therefore, the activity of playing a game of skill with cash is protected under Article 19(g) of the Constitution of India.
The Supreme Court of India ruled in the year 1968 that rummy is a game of skill. This judgement has been relied on and followed in many subsequent judgements. In 1996, the Supreme Court of India also stated that
Rummy is considered as a game of skill or mere skill by the courts of law. Games of skill or mere skill do not come under the category of betting and gambling. Rummy card game is excluded from the applicability of laws that prohibit acts of betting and gambling, except in a few states in India.
Players from the states of Assam, Odisha, Sikkim,Nagaland, Telangana and Kerala, are not allowed to play rummy with cash. As these states’ laws are not clear, RummyDen does not allow players living in these states to play rummy with money. However, they can still play our practice games for free, and we may permit them to play our cash games in the future when these states laws change or become clearer.A gist of one of the high court ruling is as follows:
"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."
Another instance is the Supreme Court ruling of 1967, (also known as State of Andhra Pradesh vs K. Satyanarayan) which states that,rummy cannot be declared as a "game of entire chance" and therefore "is mainly and preponderantly a game of skill".
Rummy is completely legal to play, as it is entirely a game of skill. You require overall intelligence, decision-making skills and sharp memory along with acute observation on players’ moves while playing rummy. So, play online rummy on RummyDen and utilize your skills to win against your opponents.