Point Rummy Rules - How To Play Points Rummy

What is Points Rummy? Top

Points Rummy is a single-deal game and players play for points. Points rummy is a popular variant of the traditional rummy card game, played with a standard deck of 52 cards.

The entertaining rummy game is played between 2 to 6 players, and the objective is to score the least number of points.

In Points rummy, players play for a pre-decided monetary value, and each game is played for one round only. At the end of the game, the winner takes the entire pot of money.

The chip value can be pre-decided and the winner wins all the chips/cash at the end of the game, i.e. on the declaration of a valid show. Thus the winning is the sum total of points of all the opponents multiplied by the pre-determined value of the points in rupees minus the rake.

Thus, Winnings = (Sum of all points that opponents get) X (Rupee value of the point) – Rake.

Points Rummy Rules for Joker Top

  • Cards are dealt only once for each points rummy game in the rummy universe.
  • The value of points is pre-fixed at the start of the game.
  • An amount equivalent to 80 points is brought in by each player.
  • Thus, the maximum required amount that the player gets to the table would be three times the point value for that game. For e.g. if players decide Rs.1 as the pre-set value of a point, the amount to get to the table would be 80 (max point) x Rs.1 x 3 times = Rs. 240.
  • If the cash balance available in the player’s account is less than the maximum required, i.e. 3 times the point value, then the player will sit on the game table with the closest possible point multiple i.e. either 2x or 1x times the Point value with x being the point value.
  • Players who wish to drop out of the game before they play their turn (draw their first card) tend to go out as First Drop with a penalty of 20 points.
  • Players who play their first turn or number of turns (draw and discard) and wish to drop out of the game at a stage earlier than the game show is referred to as Middle Drop. Here, the player will get 40 points.
  • Players who fail to meld any card when a show is called is referred to as Full Count. In this case, the player will get 80 points.
  • First-Hand Show: The declaration of a show when made by any player during the ‘first round of turn’ after the beginning of the game is called ‘First Hand Show’. For this, the player is penalised with 40 Points.
  • In First Hand Show, actual points of melds or 80 points, whichever is lower, will be calculated for players who have played their first turn. Point calculations for players who have not yet played their first turn will be, actual calculated points of melds or 40 points whichever is lower.
  • For a 13 Card game, a total of 9 jokers are used, 2 Printed Jokers and 7 wild Card Jokers. For a 21 Card game, a total of 15 jokers are used, 2 Printed Jokers and 7 wild Card Jokers, 6 Value card jokers.
  • Players need to make 2 Sequence:
    1. One mandatory Pure Sequence (Straight sequence without any Joker) else it will be considered full count.
    2. One more mandatory sequence with or without a Joker card.
  • Other than the two mandatory sequences, the other cards can be melded into sequences or sets of 3 or 4 or 5 cards. Another additional pure sequence can be made but is not mandatory.
  • The player who calls for a valid show gets 0 points; other players get points that are a total of the deadwood/idle (not used in valid sequences or sets) cards that they hold.
  • The penalty for leaving the table is a Full Count, which is 80 points. The equivalent of 80 points in Rupees (as predetermined) will be deducted.
  • Auto Play will commence play if the player is disconnected during the gameplay. The amount of turns autoplay will be applicable is defined under How to Play rummy --> "Auto Play Rules".
  • The winning player gets Reward Amount = Total Points of all Losing Players X Points Value – Rake.

At multiple stages during an ongoing rummy game, all players playing the game get the option to quit from the next deal/round. On selecting the 'Do not deal next game' check box, the game will not be dealt for the next round by default. Thus, the player can safely quit a table without incurring a penalty.

Now that you know how to play Points Rummy Game, get ready to Game On and win cash rewards.