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Blockchain-Based ‘Cricket Star Manager’ Aims To Become India’s Top-10 Game By 2023

Blockchain-Based ‘Cricket Star Manager’ Aims To Become India’s Top-10 Game By 2023

Cricket Star Manager will launch its initial dex offering (IDO) on April 25. With this launch, they hope to become India’s top 10 cricket gaming platform by 2023

25 April 2022
Esports: From BGMI To Counter-Strike, DOTA to Free Fire, India’s Online Gaming Content Creators On A Roll

Esports: From BGMI To Counter-Strike, DOTA to Free Fire, India’s Online Gaming Content Creators On A Roll

Esports is fast becoming a career option for youngsters in India. And it is now a medal sport in the 2022 Asian Games in Hangzhou, China.

10 January 2022

Cryptos & Online Gaming: Is A Marriage Of Convenience Between Them Possible?

Crypto currencies and online gaming are the two fastest growing tech sub-sectors in India, but the use of cryptos for transactions, a $10-20 billion business...

Online Gaming At Crossroads, 2022 May Be Decisive Year For An Anxious Industry – 2021 In Review

Online Gaming At Crossroads, 2022 May Be Decisive Year For An Anxious Industry – 2021 In Review

In spite of its massive growth potential, the online gaming industry has had a tumultuous 2021 with operators spending a fortune in hiring top lawyers to plead...

22 December 2021

Amazon Studios Is Working On Developing 'Mass Effect' TV Series

According to reports, the tech giant is working on an agreement with publisher Electronic Arts for a Mass Effect series.

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10 October 2021
Dream11 Stops Fantasy Cricket Operations, Falls In Line With Karnataka's Ban On Online Gaming

Dream11 Stops Fantasy Cricket Operations, Falls In Line With Karnataka's Ban On Online Gaming

Dream11 is one of India's leading fantasy sports operators and a major partner of the Indian cricket Board (BCCI) and sponsors several IPL teams.


09 October 2021
Dream11 Founders Face Action For Breaking Karnataka's Online Gaming Act

Dream11 Founders Face Action For Breaking Karnataka's Online Gaming Act

Dream11 has been running its fantasy cricket app in Karnataka when other top operators like MPL, Paytm, My11Circle have stopped after the state ban.


09 October 2021
Dream 11 'Flouts' Karnataka's Law Banning Online Gaming; Operators Sniff Double Standards

Dream 11 'Flouts' Karnataka's Law Banning Online Gaming; Operators Sniff Double Standards

The Karnataka government's decision to ban online gaming has left several top platforms in the lurch but is the law being implemented uniformly?


20 September 2021
Chinese Parents Look Happy With Gaming Restrictions By The Government For Children

Chinese Parents Look Happy With Gaming Restrictions By The Government For Children

One in ten minors in China is addicted to the internet, state estimates say. The CCP has capped daily gaming activity for 90 minutes. Experts say, children...


20 September 2021
Chinese Parents Look Happy With Gaming Restrictions By The Government For Children

Chinese Parents Look Happy With Gaming Restrictions By The Government For Children

One in ten minors in China is addicted to the internet, state estimates say. The CCP has capped daily gaming activity for 90 minutes. Experts say, children...


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17 September 2021
China Sets Up Platform To Police Gaming Firm Violations

China Sets Up Platform To Police Gaming Firm Violations

This follows China’s decision to impose the time limits of just three hours a week for minors to combat internet games addiction in children


31 August 2021
China Bans Children From Playing Online Games For More Than Three Hours A Week

China Bans Children From Playing Online Games For More Than Three Hours A Week

Minors in China can only play games between 8 p.m. to 9 p.m. on Fridays, weekends and on public holidays starting September 1.


07 August 2021
China's Gaming Company Tencent To Review Kids' Use Of WeChat

China's Gaming Company Tencent To Review Kids' Use Of WeChat

A lawsuit filed Friday by Beijing prosecutors against a Tencent subsidiary complains the company infringes the 'legitimate rights and interests of minors'.


01 July 2021
Children Addicted To Phone, But Can’t Ban Online Games: Madras HC

Children Addicted To Phone, But Can’t Ban Online Games: Madras HC

The court said it is the policy matter to be looked into by the appropriate governments in the State or the Centre.


28 June 2021
Is Fantasy Cricket Gambling? Supreme Court Adjourns Dream11 Hearing By Two Weeks

Is Fantasy Cricket Gambling? Supreme Court Adjourns Dream11 Hearing By Two Weeks

Real Money Gaming has been banned by several states and the PMO is not amused with online games that create mental stress


27 June 2021
PM Narendra Modi Warns Against Addiction, Will It Impact Real Money Gaming Operators?

PM Narendra Modi Warns Against Addiction, Will It Impact Real Money Gaming Operators?

Game of skill or chance? Fantasy operator Dream11 faces a Supreme Court Bench on Monday


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07 June 2021
Online Gaming Industry In Doldrums, PMO Seeks To Make Operators Fall In Line

Online Gaming Industry In Doldrums, PMO Seeks To Make Operators Fall In Line

Faced with bans in states and several court cases, the online gaming industry is facing challenging times


15 April 2021
IPL 2021: Fantasy Cricket Transactions Soar - Why NPCI Is Wary

IPL 2021: Fantasy Cricket Transactions Soar - Why NPCI Is Wary

With fantasy cricket operators allowing 'bets' for as little as Rs 1, the UPI payment system, developed by National Payments Corporation of India, is...


28 February 2021
Kerala Issues Notification Banning Online Rummy, But Will It Withstand Legal Scrutiny?

Kerala Issues Notification Banning Online Rummy, But Will It Withstand Legal Scrutiny?

Southern states are going hammer and tongs against online rummy and the booming business could be severely impacted this year


04 February 2021
Two Years Imprisonment For Online Gambling: Tamil Nadu Assembly Introduces Bill To Replace Ordinance

Two Years Imprisonment For Online Gambling: Tamil Nadu Assembly Introduces Bill To Replace Ordinance

The Bill envisages amendments to the Tamil Nadu Gaming Act, 1930, The Chennai City Police Act, 1888 and the Tamil Nadu District Police Act, 1859 to ban online...


11 February 2021
No Dice, All Bets Are Off

No Dice, All Bets Are Off

Online gaming is in a regulatory limbo due to continuing uncertainty over the roles of skill and chance


27 January 2021
Online Gaming: Kerala High Court Issues Notice To Virat Kohli

Online Gaming: Kerala High Court Issues Notice To Virat Kohli

Besides Virat Kohli, a division bench, headed by Chief Justice S Manikumar, also issued notices to actors Aju Varghese and Tamanna Bhatia


07 January 2021
The Rise And Rise Of The Digital World

The Rise And Rise Of The Digital World

Are these changes stemming from Covid? Without Covid we would have landed in this virtual lifestyle eventually. Covid has accelerated this pace.


04 December 2020
Fantasy Cricket Operators Can't Mislead Consumers, Players: IB Ministry

Fantasy Cricket Operators Can't Mislead Consumers, Players: IB Ministry

During IPL 2020, fantasy operators like Dream11, My11Circle, Paytm and MPL spent big on advertising across media platforms without telling people the hazards...


04 December 2020
Will Computer-Doping And Bans Checkmate Online Chess?

Will Computer-Doping And Bans Checkmate Online Chess?

The pandemic sparked a major surge in online chess, but cheating and bans by several states pose a problem.


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