Yes! Playing rummy with cash is legal without any doubt. The player’s winning chances depend on the attention, knowledge, training, and cleverness. India’s Supreme Court has approved that rummy is a game of skill. Therefore, it is legally safe to play rummy on DeccanRummy.
Quoting the Supreme Court in support of our claim “The game of rummy is not a game entirely of chance like the ‘three-card’ game. The ‘three-card’ game, which goes under different names such as ‘flush’, ‘brag’, etc is a game of pure chance. Rummy, on the other hand, requires a certain amount of skill because the fall of the card has to be memorized and there building up of Rummy requires considerable skill in holding and discarding cards”
Additionally, we have many court rulings to prove online rummy is legal.
Supreme Court - 1967 - State of Andhra Pradesh v. K. Satyanarayana- Rummy is a game of skill - The Supreme Court of India ruled that Rummy requires a certain amount of skill because the fall of the card has to be memorized. The decision has been relied on in various subsequent judgments.
Karnataka HC – 1982 - State of Karnataka v. Anantaswamy Iyer - Rummy for stakes to be legal - “The game of Rummy with cards is not a game of chance but a game of skill. The collection of commission from the members of the club playing Rummy does not make it a gambling house. Thus, it does not amount to any offense.”
In 2002 Andhra Pradesh High Court in the case of State of Andhra Pradesh v. D Krishna Kumar said “Playing rummy even for stakes or money does not violate provisions of the Andhra Pradesh Gaming Act, 1974. The statutes specifically are worded to save games of skill from any criminal liability.”
Madras High court in 2011 mentioned that the 13-card games like Rummy is a game of skill, and not gambling or game of chance. Justice S Rajeswaran, relying on a Supreme Court order of 1968 Vintage, said: "The game of Rummy is mainly and predominantly a game of skill."
Moreover on Aug 13, 2015, Supreme Court while hearing an appeal challenging a Madras High Court ruling that playing rummy with stakes amounted to gambling, ruled that the verdict of this case would not impact online gaming sites.