A joker is selected before every rummy game starts and acts as a wildcard and players can use it as any other card to make sequences and/or sets.
As joker makes playing rummy easy or it could be said that winning a rummy game becomes easy when playing rummy with joker. Since Indian rummy is a game of skill and to test the real skills of playing rummy, some people play rummy without joker.
Playing rummy without joker is not that easy as it takes a lot more time than playing rummy with joker. While playing rummy without joker, your actually wits are tested and this is when your rummy tricks and tips becomes crucial.
This is the time when you really have to focus on the cards discarded/picked by your opponent and also you have to do quick calculations and make a few guesses on what could be a really useful card to your opponent etc. Playing rummy with joker and playing rummy without joker are amongst the many other rummy variations that players play with.
The rummy games of RummyCircle.com are played with a joker. The above mentioned rummy information provided by RummyCircle is purely for informative purposes only. The rummy rules that are applicable to RummyCircle.com rummy games can be found at: http://www.rummycircle.com/how-to-play-rummy/rummy-rules.html