OctroRummy.com is owned and managed by Octro Inc. Octro Rummy is one of the few Indian online rummy playing platforms that allow you to play Indian 13 Card Rummy with your friends on Facebook, in public and private rooms.
The Gaming Interface
This rummy platform is not available for playing on its portal but on Facebook, as well as Apple and Android devices. The interface is both touch-friendly and computer friendly. The main menu of Octro Rummy looks very simple with three main options: Play Now, Private Room and Learn Rummy. Once you click the Play Now button, you are redirected to a public table. Here, you can choose your position. However, you cannot choose the public room you wish to play in. The platform randomly directs you to a public table where the game is being played.
You can also watch the games being played as a viewer. Octro Rummy offers the option of chatting with each player by clicking on their thumbnail image visible around the table. The graphics and animation are mediocre, but seeing the actual Facebook profile picture and names of players give it a more realistic feel for game play.
Free Games at Octro Rummy
You are provided with $10,000 rummy chips once you sign in with your Facebook account and reach the OctroRummy app page. This is provided for free. There is only one type of rummy available in this platform, which is 13 Cards Points Rummy. You can play these games as long as you have chips to spare. You can only earn chips by winning games or by simply buying them. There are no premium memberships to play rummy on the Octro Rummy platform.
The players can create their own private rummy playing rooms and invite their friends to play games in these rooms. However, one can play rummy only on Facebook, if they wish to play it on their laptop or computer.
How to Sign Up
Octro Rummy does not require any registration, as long as you have a Facebook account. You can use your account to sign up, either for playing on Facebook or using an Apple or Android device. However, if you do not have a Facebook account or do not wish to use it, you can play as a Guest on Apple or Android devices (but not on your personal computer). To play on Android and Apple devices, you would need to download the OctroRummy application for free from their respective app stores.
Once you have reached the page on Facebook, or opened the app on your device, the main menu will appear. The Private Room option allows you to create your own room to play rummy. Here you can even decide the number of chips a player needs to bet to participate in the match. You can also invite friends to Octro Rummy and choose the pace of the game. Being able to customize the pace of the game is an alternative to extra time, and is good for beginners.
The Learn Rummy option in the main menu leads you to all the rules and regulations of the game. The rules have been well explained to provide clarity to new players.
Free Tournaments at Octro Rummy
There are no free tournaments on the Octro Rummy platform.