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

Jan 09, 2022 Kumar Gaurav

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.

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

Jan 08, 2022 Rajnish Mishra

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 globally, is not allowed yet.


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 their cases in top courts.

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

Nov 24, 2021 Outlook Web Desk

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


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.

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08 October, 2021

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

Soumitra Bose

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


07 October, 2021

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

Soumitra Bose

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

Associated Press (AP)

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 might resort to social media instead.


20 September, 2021

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

Associated Press (AP)

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 might resort to social media instead.


17 September, 2021

China Sets Up Platform To Police Gaming Firm Violations

Associated Press (AP)

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

Associated Press (AP)

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.


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07 August, 2021

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

Associated Press (AP)

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

Outlook Web Bureau

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

Soumitra Bose

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


26 June, 2021

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

Soumitra Bose

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


06 June, 2021

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

Soumitra Bose

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


14 April, 2021

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

Soumitra Bose

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


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28 February, 2021

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

Jay Sayta

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


Photo Gallery

A farmer sits near his red chillies at a deserted APMC market, during the weekend curfew imposed by the Karnataka government to curb the spread of COVID-19, in Hubballi.

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Delhi Chief Minister & AAP National Convenor Arvind Kejriwal being welcomed by women supporters during his door-to-door campaign ahead of the Goa Assembly elections, in Goa.

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A health worker collects swab sample of a woman for COVID-19 test, amid concerns over rising Omicron cases, in Gurugram.

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Traffic jam on a road at Shalimar Bagh during the weekend curfew imposed by the Delhi government to curb the spread of Covid-19, in New Delhi.

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The Lajpat Nagar market wears a deserted look during the weekend curfew imposed by the Delhi government to curb the spread of Covid-19, in New Delhi.

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