• About TRF
  • Objectives
  • The Advisory Panel
  • TRF Team
  • Our Members
TRF - The Rummy Federation is a not-for-profit society established under the Societies Registration Act, to guide and support the online rummy industry in providing sustainable and healthy entertainment to players across India.

TRF aims to encourage, develop, facilitate and support the online rummy operators to adopt a common set of standards and practices with the goal of building a self-regulatory framework that will lead to a responsible industry and protect player interests. TRF also acts as the unified voice of the online rummy industry that works with all its stakeholders for creating the right environment for the growth of the online rummy business.

The key stakeholders of TRF are online rummy operators, online skill games operators, policy analysts, industry experts, economists, law firms, consulting firms, technology providers, service providers, payment gateway, tax consultants and game enthusiasts among others.
Learn about TRF Objectives
TRF was incorporated with the goal to work with all its stakeholders to build a professional and sustainable Online Rummy Industry. It aims to provide the ideal platform to its members to achieve their common goals.

Below are the key objectives of TRF:

  • Develop and promote the game of online rummy
  • To promote adoption of standards and operating guidelines by online rummy operators and provide accreditation for such standards
  • To represent rummy operators in various industry forums and with policy makers for policy advocacy
Meet the Advisory Panel
The advisory panel of the Federation comprises of the following members –
Vidushpat Singhania - Managing Partner, Krida Legal
Vidushpat Singhania is amongst the leading Sports & Gaming lawyers in India and is well recognized and acknowledged worldwide for his expertise on online skill games, league formation and rights structuring, FEMA and Tax implications, related commercial transactions and anti-doping disputes. He is also instrumental in drafting of several laws and policies related to sports and gaming in various jurisdictions and has authored several publications including the title on “Law & Sports in India”, which is a leading reference work.

He is an advocate registered with the Delhi Bar Council and a member of various councils and governing bodies such as British Association of Sport and Law, International Association of Sports Lawyers, Secretary Indian Premier League Probe, FICCI National Sports Committee, Sports Authority of India, Gaming and Leisure Group of UK-India Business Council, Regulatory Commission of the Indian Super League and International Association of Gaming Advisors and ASSOCHAM’s Sports Committee, among others.
Vaibhav Kakkar, Partner – Corporate and Regulatory, Luthra and Luthra

Vaibhav has a unique mix of extensive regulatory and transactional expertise, and specializes in structuring transactions (especially cross-border), and advising on foreign investment/exchange laws, company law, securities laws, TMT laws and gaming laws. He has advised several global corporations on appropriate strategies in relation to investments in India and domestic and multinational clients including cross-border M&A, JV, PE transactions. He has in-depth experience with industry-specific legal and regulatory issues in sectors including gaming, retail, real estate, telecommunications, pharma, education and the financial sector. He regularly advises on policy issues pertaining to the industry and worked with some of the largest online gaming companies in India. He regularly comments in the media on issues of current interest and legal developments related to the sector.

Meet the TRF Team
TRF has a dedicated team of professionals who are constantly working to support all its stakeholders.

Mario Galea, President

Mario Galea is the President of The Rummy Federation. He has been working in the gaming Industry for the past twenty years. He has been an operator, a regulator and a consultant in gaming.

In 2004 he established the Malta Gaming Authority and was its first CEO. He launched the Remote Gaming Regulations in 2004 which were the first to regulate online gaming in a responsible manner. Today these regulations act as a standard for other similar regulations around the world. Under his leadership, Malta licensed over three hundred operators becoming the biggest and most respected jurisdiction globally. In 2013 Mr. Galea assisted the New Jersey Division of Gaming Enforcement to roll-out online gaming in that State. He has worked with other regulators in US States, Canada, Mexico, Philippines and European jurisdictions. He also founded BellMed one of the largest Datacenters in the world for online gaming.

Mr. Galea is consultant on all aspects of online gaming but his expertise is policy making for regulators and business seeking to enter or are operating in the online gaming market. He advises on gaming policy, strategies, technical standards and project managing rollouts. Mr. Galea is also the co-founder of the European Gaming Standards Association - an industry body that strives to bring standards to the gaming industry.

Tanuja Adhikari, Associate Vice President
Tanuja is a management professional with 10+ years of experience in Business Strategy, Business Planning, Budgeting and Forecasting, Financial Modeling, Government Advisory and Business Development. She has rich experience working with cross-functional teams to help clients transform their business through a combination of broad business acumen and sectoral knowledge.

She has handled major domestic and international clients in the private and public sector, and helped them to make strategic decisions involving regulated industries and complicated commercial arrangements. She has worked on policy matters and advocacy at both Central and state Government.

Tanuja has managed several industry events and knowledge partnerships. She has worked closely with various industry chambers and associations such as FICCI, CII, PHDCCI and Assocham among others. She has authored various industry research/ knowledge publications.
She is an MBA (Marketing and Finance) and previously worked with organizations such as Yes Bank, Axis and Technopak Advisors.
Meet TRF Members
Founder Members
The founding members of TRF, include professionals from various areas of expertise such as Online Gaming, Finance, Law and Banking and have been working towards improving the online rummy industry.
List of the online rummy companies who are the members of the Federation.

RummyCircle is India’s largest online rummy portal operated by Play Games24x7. Launched in early 2009, it offers a wide array of rummy games in different formats, with over 5 million players on board.

Ace2Three is India’s leading online rummy platform and introduced the concept of online rummy to India. It offers a variety of rummy game formats and caters to close to 5 million users across India.

Junglee Rummy is India's fastest growing Rummy platform, operated by Junglee Games. Founded in 2012, Junglee Games entertains over 10 million users on its social and skill games.

Deccan Rummy offers one of the most advanced gaming platforms to play the 13 card rummy games in India. Rummy games hosted in the site can be played both on desktop and mobiles. With over a million users, the site has evolved to become the most trusted site in India to play rummy online.
Strategic Partners
TRF's strategic partners are the state rummy industry associations, government bodies, policy analyst, law firms, consulting firms, industry experts and economists who participate in information exchange, programs or events, and share common interests and objectives.
Service Providers to Online Rummy Industry
These members include technology providers, payment gateways and financial institutions, among others, associated with online-rummy business.
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