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About Deals Rummy

Deals Rummy game is one of the most exciting rummy variants of the Indian Rummy game played by millions online. The card game has some minor distinctions with points rummy and pool rummy games, such as playing with chips, playing for a predetermined number of deals, and more. The deals rummy cash games are also played head-to-head between two to six players (maximum five players on MPL), which adds a lot of competitiveness and entertainment. Here is how to play deals rummy games on the MPL Pro App and win real money. 

How to Play Deals Rummy?

Deals rummy games are played with chips for a fixed number of deals. If you are new to the Deals Rummy game, you can learn to play Deals Rummy with this easy step-by-step guide and stand a chance to win real cash prizes.

Objective

The objective of the Deals Rummy game is to make atleast two sequences (including one pure sequence) and sets from the 13 cards in hand and win the maximum number of chips to win the game.

Dealing

Each player is dealt 13 cards automatically. All players are given a fixed number of chips to play with. Chips allocation is determined by the entry fee paid by each player before joining the table. After the cards are distributed, players have to pick a Wild Joker for this particular deal. Later, the first card is turned over from the Draw Pile, and a random toss decides which player will begin the game. 

The Gameplay

After a wild joker is selected, a topmost card is picked from the Draw Pile, placed face-up, and the game begins. The players play in turns to draw a card from the draw pile or discard pile and discard one card simultaneously to meld cards in valid sets and sequences.

Declaration

If a player wants to win a particular deal, they must make a valid declaration. If they don’t have the right combinations required to make a valid declaration, it’s called an invalid declaration. As per deals rummy rules, making an invalid declaration can lead to the player being assigned 80 points, which is the highest possible total in the game. 

If the player has made one Pure Sequence and another Pure/Impure Sequence, their declaration is valid. After making a valid declaration, the value of the player’s unmatched cards is deducted from the total points accumulated by the rest of the players. If the player who made the declaration has no unmatched cards, they get the best possible score of 0 points. This is only possible if the player has made at least two Sequences, 1 Pure and 1 Pure/Impure, and Sets with the rest of the remaining cards. 

Once the points are calculated, and each player is assigned their score, the next deal begins. The game progresses similarly until the pre-decided number of deals are over. After the number of deals is played, the player with the lowest points wins all the chips. 

How are Score & Winnings Calculated in Deals Rummy?

The deals rummy scoring system is fairly simple to understand. Here is a detailed breakdown of how points, chips and winnings of the winner and other players are calculated according to the deals rummy rules for the scoring system.

Firstly, the value of each cards are as follows:

Ace, King, Queen, Jack = 10 points each

2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10 = value equal to their face value.

Printed Jokers and Wild Jokers = 0 points

Calculating the winner’s score

The first player to meet the game’s objective (win maximum chips at the end of the game) and make a valid declaration is the winner and gets a hand score of zero points. The winners win chips from losing players based on the score of those players. The player’s winnings are calculated using the below formula:

Winnings = (Entry Fee x Number of Players) - platform fee

Calculating the losing players' score

The losing players' score is calculated based on the points of ungrouped cards in hand. If the player has no pure sequence, the score equals the points of all cards in hand, capped at maximum 80 points.

If the player has a pure sequence but no other sequence, the points of all other cards are counted

If a player declares before their opponent makes their first move, it’s considered as a deal show and the calculation of points for deal show is done as below:

Losing player’s score = ½ x total points of the losing player.

Maximum Points a Player Can Get

The maximum points any player in the game never exceed 80 points. So, even if the cards of a player total to 100 points, the points of that player will still be capped at 80.

How does the Drop Option Work in Deals Rummy?

2-Player Deals Rummy Games

In a two-player deals rummy game, there is no way to Drop out or withdraw from the deal. However, if a player misses three turns consecutively, they are dropped automatically from the game and their score is equal to the hand score capped at a maximum of 80 points.

More than 2-Player Deals Rummy Games

In deals rummy games for more than two players, there is an option to take the First Drop or the Middle Drop.

The First Drop can be taken if the player has not made a single move and chooses to withdraw from the game during their initial turn. The First Drop leads to a loss of 20 points.

After the player has made their first move, choosing to withdraw from the game at any point after that shall result in a Middle Drop. The Middle Drop leads to a loss of 40 points.

What if You Miss Three Moves?

The drop points in the game depends on the number of players on the table. For instance, on a 2-player table, you cannot drop out but if you miss three consecutive moves, you will be dropped out of the game automatically. The points you get will be based on your hand cards, capped at a maximum of 80 points.

If you are playing on a table with more than two players, there are three drops allowed. On the first drop you lose 20 points, on the middle drop you lose 40 points, and on missing three moves consecutively, you lose 40 points.

What are chips? How are they allocated?

The chips are determined on the basis of the deals that the players agree on playing. The entry fee is paid by all the players at the start of the game. The chips are allocated on the basis of how many deals will be played, the number of deals multiplied by the highest attainable score (80 points) by an individual player. If the number of deals to be played is 5, then each player will receive 400 chips to play with.

 

The score calculation is done with a total score of all the deals played. Therefore, the player with the best overall score at the end of the game is declared the winner. The winner can then take home all the chips, which equals the prize money, which is the total of the entry fee paid by all players at the beginning.

Number of Deals

Number of Chips Allocated

2

160

3

240

4

320

6

480

How are chips settled at the end of a deal?

One chip is directly proportional to one point scored in the game. The player who has accumulated the most chips at the end of the deals rummy game is declared the winner. Their winnings are calculated as per the individual points total of their opponents. So if there are six players in the game, the scoring system enables the winner to take home the points total of their five opponents in the form of chips.

1 Point = 1 Chip

For instance, if a player plays 2 deals and loses 20 points in the first deal, the player will lose 20 chips. Similarly, if a player loses 50 points in the following deal, the other player will win 50 chips.

FAQs

What is deal show in Deals Rummy?