Deals Rummy

Deals rummy is another 13-card rummy variant where players need to play certain deals to win a game. Players play with chips that are dealt to them for pre-decided number of deals, at the beginning of the game. Only one player takes all the chips at the end of each deal. Once the pre-decided number of deals is finished, the player who has got the most chips wins the game. The basic formula for your winnings is the Entry Fee multiplied by the Number of Players minus the rake i.e. RummyCentral fees.

Deals rummy is further divided into Best of 2 Deals rummy and Best of 3 Deals rummy.

Best of 2 Deals rummy can be between a minimum of 2 players and a maximum of 6 players. What makes it different is that the winner is decided in just two deals. The winner is the person with the least number of points after the game and gets awarded the chip points of his/her opponents. In case of the same score by the players, a tie-breaker will be played.

Best of 3 Deals rummy can also be played between a minimum of 2 players and a maximum of 6 players. The only difference between a Bo2 Deals rummy and this is that here, the winner is declared after three deals. In some cases, the winner can be decided in two deals if one player gets more than 80 points in 2 deals. The winner is the person with least number of points after the game and gets awarded the chip points of his/her opponents. In case of a tied score by the players, a tie-breaker will be played.

With all these different variants in mind, there is plenty of room for you to win big amounts of money. All you have to do is understand what this game is all about.

How to play Deals Rummy:

Deals rummy can be played between a minimum of 2 players and a maximum of 6 players. The game is played with either one or two decks of 53 cards each, including one printed joker per deck.

  • On the RummyCentral portal, players are allocated a fixed number of chips at the beginning of the game.
  • They play with chips for a pre-decided number of deals.
  • Just like a game of Points rummy, here too, a toss decides which player gets to go first
  • Every player is dealt 13 cards each.
  • A random card drawn from the closed deck is placed in the open deck slot to start the game.
  • The rest of the cards are placed face down and can be picked during the game by the players.
  • A joker which is selected at random from the closed deck is placed on the table. In case the joker picked turns out to be the printed joker, an ace card can be used as a joker for the game.

What is the objective of Deals rummy:

  • The players must arrange and rearrange the 13 cards dealt to them into sets and sequences.
  • When his/her turn comes, each player must either pick a card from the open card slot or the closed card slot and use it to make sets or sequences and discard one card, per round.
  • There need to be 2 sequences per player out of which one must be a pure sequence (without the joker, unless it is part of a run) and a sequence for which a joker can be used.
  • Please not that you can use more than one joker to complete your sets or sequences.
  • If you wish to declare and show your cards, you can move a card to the finish slot
  • In order to declare, you must group your cards into sets and sequences and then click on the ‘Declare’ button.
  • Note that if you are playing with two decks, then two numbers of the same suit do not count as a valid set. For example - 8 ♠ 8♥ 8♥ is not considered a valid set. All cards need to be of the same rank but of different suits in order to make a set.
  • At the end of every deal, the winner will win chips from losing players depending on their score
  • If there are two players with the same number of chips at the end of the game, there will a tie-breaker

How scoring works in a game of Deals Rummy:

On RummyCentral.com, the first player to meet all the objectives of the game (valid sets and sequences) wins. The winner gets chips from all the other players depending on his/her score.

  • The player that loses the game gets points equal to their hand score.
  • Face cards i.e. J, Q, K, and Ace are of 10 points each.
  • The numbered cards carry the same value as their rank. For example - 5 carries 5 points, 4 carries 4 points and so on.
  • Jokers are all assigned 0 points.
  • A losing player's hand is scored by adding points for cards that are not grouped as sequences or sets at the end of the game. This might not apply in the following cases:
  • When the player does not have a pure sequence
  • Only the pure sequence does not add to the score in case the losing player has not made a second sequence.
  • In a game a player gets a maximum of 80 points only. For example, if a player's score is 90 the maximum score he can get is still 80 only. In case a player does not declare cards that meet all the objectives of the game, he/she is dropped from the game with 80 points.

Chips and Winnings:

Based on standard Deals rummy rules, if your first turn has not arrived before your opponent has made a valid declaration, then:

  • You will get points equal to half of your hand score. For instance, if your hand score is 30 points, then you will get 15 points as your final score.
  • The minimum number of points you can get if you lose is 2.
  • Even if you lose, the maximum score you can get is 40 (for scores of 80 or more).
  • At the end of each deal, one winner takes all.
  • Winnings will include the sum of the points of all the opponents.
  • At the beginning of a deals rummy game, each player is given a fixed number of chips.
  • The chips are decided based on the number of deals to be played on that table. For example, if there are 6 deals to be played on a table, and then each player is given 480 chips each at the beginning of a RummyCentral deals rummy game.
  • Keep in mind that every chip is valued at 1 point in the game.

How to use the drop option in 2 player rummy:

While playing Deals rummy with only two players, the option of dropping does not exist. However, if a player misses 3 turns in a row, they are dropped automatically from the game and penalized by being given 80 points.

How to use the drop option when more than two people are playing:

  • A player gets a chance to drop once a game
  • You cannot avail the ‘Drop’ option if you’ve already picked a card from the open or closed decks in that particular turn.
  • If a player decides to drop during their first turn itself, he/she will be given 20 penalty points.
  • If a player decides to drop in any turn other than the first, he/she will be given 40 penalty points.
  • If a player misses three rounds of a game in a row, that player is automatically dropped and given a middle drop score.

These are some of the most popular variants of 13-card Indian Rummy especially on our mobile and web portal. Kindly go through all the rules and strategies of the game before you start playing professionally. You can also check out other variants of rummy such as Points rummy, Pool rummy or try your hand at our incredibly fun and challenging rummy tournaments.

Please note that versions and rules may differ from portal to portal, so in order to understand RummyCentral’s rules further, you can visit our ‘how to play’ section to gain a better insight into the world of online rummy. Game on!