Ace2Three is the first ever online rummy portal in India that allows users to play the traditional 13 card Indian rummy games from anywhere, any time. Ace2Three is India’s largest rummy platform trusted by over 10 million customer base and still, the player count is increasing.
History[edit | edit source]
Head Digital Works Pvt Ltd (which is formerly known as Head Infotech India Pvt Ltd) was founded by Deepak Gullapalli in 2006. It was then a garage startup with 2 rented computers when digitalization was just in the beginning stage to emerge. Believing that rummy had a huge potential in India, bootstrapped an initial version of Ace2Three was launched in 2007. It was then allowed users to experience the first ever digital version of rummy in India without stakes. After a couple of years, Ace2Three has gradually taken its shape of online rummy without missing the real-time card game experience by introducing stakes. Ace2Three is being through a remarkable journey and it reportedly grew to 10 million plus registrations in the year 2018. Also, Ace2Three is a part of TRF - The Rummy Federation, India ( trf url).
In 2018, Forbes India published an article titled Head Infotech – Acing the game, the journey of Ace2Three from scratch.
Legality[edit | edit source]
Playing online rummy is legal in India. Gambling or gaming in India was originally regulated by the Public Gambling Act, 1867. This central law on gambling is powered to legislate lies within the State Legislature exclusively. In accordance, most of the states in India have legally given a formal consent. It is to be noted that, while the Central Gambling Act and all the State Gaming Acts provide for an exemption in the nature of Saving of Games of Skill and substantially state that "nothing in this Act shall apply to games of mere skill wherever played". The Hon'ble Supreme court of India Rummy has passed various verdicts on Rummy to be a game of skill or mere skill, and such games are excluded from the applicability of Indian Gaming Laws which prohibits only betting and gambling in all Indian states to the exception of a few ('Betting and Gambling' being a state subject under the Constitution of India)
Investors[edit | edit source]
Clairvest - A private equity group headquartered in Toronto bought a majority stake in Head Digital Works, in 2017.
Burman Family Holdings - A strategic investment platform & one of the largest FMCG in India.
Paragon Partners - Siddharth Parekh & Sumeeth Nindrajog, a mid-market private equity investor in India.
Game Variants[edit | edit source]
Ace2Three offers a wide range of rummy variants for free and real stakes. ● Points Rummy
● Pool Rummy - 101 Pool & 201 Pool
● Deals Rummy - Best of 2 & Best of 3
● Gun Shot
● Multi-table tourneys
● Private Tables
References[edit | edit source]
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