Why only 4 people can play a game of rummy, questions Bombay High Court
The Bombay High Court on Tuesday, prima facie held the restriction of allowing only four person’s on a table to play the game of ‘rummy’ as unreasonable.
A division bench of Justice RM Borde and Justice Rajesh Ketkar said “People play rummy with more than 13 cards, and even with two or more set of card packs, then how can you limit to only four people.”
The court made this observation while hearing a petition filed by Milind Limaye, founder president of Competitive Tournament Rummy Players Association.
As per rule 9 of the state home department notification of 2003, on a card table the number of people are restricted to four. Limaye who also wants to start a Card Court Café, a first of its kind in Pune said.
“The restriction can be prevalent for games like Bridget but not for ‘rummy’. However, Government pleader Abhinandan Vagyani informed the court that “The restriction of four is because there are 52 cards in a pack and 13 are distributed to each one, so only four will be able to play the game.”
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