March 15, 2018
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The changing landscape of Fantasy Sports and Poker in India

By Shalini Singh @Shalini_Singh15

The Indian gaming industry is growing rapidly with behemoths ready to invest in Indian gaming market. The rules and regulations of gambling and gaming still present a hazy picture but it doesn’t stop gaming enthusiasts to indulge in online gaming and explore the potential it holds.

Conventional games like Teen Patti and Rummy are also redefining the digital game industry in India. Moreover, gaming platforms are roping in popular faces to reach out to their target audience. Could this be a push for the prospects for full-fledged legalized gaming in India that could shatter the myths and taboos associated with it?

Mahendra Singh Dhoni endorses fantasy sports platform Dream 11

Dream 11, a fantasy sports operator has announced Indian cricket wicket-keeper and former captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni as its brand ambassador. His responsibilities would include overseeing multi-channel marketing campaigns and brand engagement activities.

Dhoni said in a statement, “I am immensely honored to get associated with Dream 11. It gives millions of cricket fans, an opportunity to experience the game and be a decision maker.”

“It defines the importance of choosing the right players and building a team according to the playing conditions,” he added.

A platform which offers its users to explore the fantasy sport, Dream 11 has over 2 crores of registered users. With Indian icon Mahendra Singh Dhoni endorsing a fantasy sports platform, the nascent industry of fantasy sport might get a boost which may attract many more players to explore the thrill and excitement of fantasy sports.

Pokerbaazi ropes in Vijender Singh as their brand ambassador

A few months ago a leading online poker website, Pokerbaazi announced acclaimed boxer and Olympic medallist Vijender Singh as their brand ambassador. Vijender Singh holds additional responsibilities of spreading awareness about the game of poker in states where still poker is seen with an orthodox approach.

However, there is always a clash of opinion between the legislation, judicial and executive bodies and Gaming and its extent is still unclear. But, with the promising gaming industry of India and the popular sports stars ready to give a push to it, online gaming sector which includes poker, rummy and fantasy sports, can perhaps bridge the gaps and provide the long-sought clarity over the issue.

Shalini Singh @Shalini_Singh15

A Writer | A Reader | Above all- A Human Being constantly looking forward to pushing the envelopes!

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