The Increase of Gaming and Online Gambling in India – News Track English

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With the advancement of technology, there have been numerous changes in the habits of internet users, most notably in the field of gaming and online gambling. This is supported by the fact that year in year out, the gross income from online gambling in the world has drastically increased.

There is also a growing number of gaming companies in India, even though the market is relatively young. Over 600 million gamers from India visit different online gaming sites daily, according to some statistical reports. While men mostly choose shooters and sports games, women in India show more interest in strategy and adventure games.

According to statista.com, the market value of India’s gaming industry was around 62 billion Indian rupees in 2019, estimated to go up to over 250 billion rupees by the year 2024. In times of coronavirus pandemic, when people are losing their jobs and the economic situation all over the world is extremely problematic, 40 thousand new job opportunities in the gaming industry are expected to be open in India by 2022. Luckily, online working environments, as well as online entertainment are accessible for many people. Mobile users in India exceed the number of computer users.

Year

Value in billion Indian rupees

2007

₹4Bn

2008

₹7Bn

2009

₹8Bn

2010

₹10Bn

2011

₹13Bn

2013

₹15.3Bn

2014

₹19.2Bn

2015

₹23.5Bn

2016

₹24.5Bn

2017

₹27.6Bn

2018

₹32.4Bn

2019

₹43.8Bn

2020*

₹87.8Bn

2021*

₹118.5Bn

2022*

₹154Bn

2023*

₹200.2Bn

2024*

₹250.3Bn

*Forecast numbers

The online gambling world has an advantage over real-life gambling, which is not a surprise since it is still unknown how long the restriction measures due to the Covid-19  pandemic will last. The most popular field in gambling is definitely
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