Seeing the rise in popularity in rummy games in India, major online Rummy operators across the country have stepped forward to form The Rummy Federation (TRF) on December 15th in Delhi. RTF is an independent body that will self-regulate the online Rummy industry and to develop a sustainable and responsible gaming environment in the country. Aiming to utilize all the individual experiences of the various companies from the industry that have formed this unit and also to proactively adopt state-of-the-art practices from Western countries, where the gaming industry is regulated.
Recognizing the importance of online Rummy businesses, which have thus far individually operated in a self-regulated manner, have chosen to come together and benefit from each other’s experience to build a common self-regulatory platform.
“The main purpose of the Federation is to present Rummy as a game of skill rather than gambling so that it can have the trust of its millions of players. We are very excited to be a part of The Rummy Federation. We will instill high standards of software integrity, responsible gaming, and advertising, for the industry at large. This will help bring greater credibility and transparency to our industry.” said Deepak Gullipali, Director, The Rummy Federation and India Head, Head Infotech.
Rummy got into the online version for many years now, and there are many gaming apps developed for players to connect across the country and play the rummy game. RummyCircle, Ace2Three, Junglee Rummy are the popular brands in the segment. Besides, new entrants are foraying into the sector. TRF aspires to be the gold standard of self-regulation for the online rummy industry and be an example for other online businesses, said an industry veteran. According to Supreme Court judgments, rummy is a game of skill, and wagers are permitted while playing it. Parag P Tripathi, Senior Advocate, Supreme Court, launched the event.
The Rummy Industry players have provided an overview of the prospects of the online rummy industry, which is believed to grow 60-70 percent annually. They said keeping the rules of play consistent results in the online version retaining the flavor of thrill and skill. A historical record of past games and use of certified and tested software make the experience more reliable, they claimed.