Hyderabad: The Hyderabad central crime station cyber crime police has booked a criminal case against the city-based online rummy company ‘ace2three’ for allegedly duping players.
Detective department DCP Avinash Mohanty said a case was booked against the online rummy gaming company after a complainant alleged that he was duped by manipulation of the software.
Complainant Siva Prasada Reddy alleged that he lost money playing in www.ace2three.com due to the dubious methods adopted by the company.
CCS inspector Chand Basha said, “The complainant alleged that he had lost around Rs 10 lakh in the online rummy game. He alleged that the company manipulated the software so that by the time the complainant is about to win everything changes as the cards are picked up without game norms. The complainant alleged that the company made Rs 90 crore. We are checking facts.”
Police said a case was booked under Section 420 for cheating, Section 3 and 4 of the AP Gaming Act and Section 65 of the Information Technology Act. According to the website of the gaming company it is located at Head Infotech India Pvt Ltd in the Software Units Layout in Madhapur.
Ace2Three claimed that it is India's First Online Rummy portal, allowing Indians to play Rummy Online on the computer over the Internet. The company talking about laws stated, “Rummy has been declared a game of skill by the Indian Supreme court. Games of skill or mere skill are excluded from applicability of Indian laws prohibiting betting and gambling in all Indian states with the exception of a few. The Supreme Court has given judgements regarding this and playing Rummy is legal in India. Hence playing Rummy online is also 100% legal. However, Ace2Three does not allow players from Assam, Orissa & Nagaland to play on its website.”
The company said it requires skill to win a game of Rummy as opposed to a game of chance. “Rummy has been declared by courts to be a game of skill or mere skill,” said the company.
The company said it will not allow players less than 18 years and games are monitored round the clock to detect fraudulent behaviour. Anti-collusion measures are undertaken before, during and after each game....