The online gaming industry has been touted as a sunrise sector in India and has also been acknowledged by the country’s government as one of the potential sectors for job creation. Real-money gaming contributes 80% to all e-gaming revenues, and recent positives coming from various court judgments have given the industry confidence to expand further.
Smartphone penetration, reduced latency and greater internet capacity have all fanned the flames of the online gaming industry’s popularity all over the country. Seeing its growth, today many online gaming platforms are offering gamers a chance to earn real-time money through games which can be played anywhere and anytime.
Here are five online gaming platforms that offer players a chance to earn real-time money.
Paytm First Games
Paytm First Games, formerly known as Gamepind, is a joint venture of Paytm and Ali Baba’s AGTech Holdings. It’s popular among gamers for being an online rummy and sports betting platform.
To earn Paytm cash, players can participate in various rummy contests. Eligible gamers can enter special rummy tournaments and quests on Paytm First Games to win Jackpot Slots, daily cashback and other bonuses.
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This gaming company provides a platform to third-party game developers to host their games. Users can enjoy personalised and interactive gameplay experiences on this platform, which is available in 12 languages including English, Hindi, Gujarati, Marathi, Bengali and Bhojpuri, with over 75 million registered users.
The WinZO platform facilitates over 2.5 billion micro-transactions per month across a portfolio of 100+ games available in more than six formats.
Founded in 2018, Mobile Premier League (MPL) is the world’s leading mobile eSports platform that allows users to participate in free as well as paid competitions across 60+ games in multiple categories, including fantasy sports, sports games, puzzle, casual and board games.
One of the largest online gaming platforms in India, MPL hosts hundreds of millions of tournaments a month and is trusted by over 90 million registered users across Asia, Europe and North America.
This is a new-age gaming startup that specialises in futuristic games in the Real Money Gaming (RMG) segment. Along with the rise of the online gaming industry in India, Witzeal had its breakthrough with the launch of the “Big Cash” multi-gaming platform in 2017. Witzeal offers 17 developed in-house skill-based real-money games in cards, fantasy and casual segments.
Witzeal operates pan-India, except in states where RMG is not permitted. Most of its users belong to Tier 2 and Tier 3 cities from states including Uttar Pradesh, Haryana, Maharashtra, Gujarat, Punjab and Madhya Pradesh.
Nazara offers gamified learning, e-sports, free games (freemium), telecom subscriptions and fantasy and real-money gaming. As part of its future strategy, the company aims to build a plug- and-play, software-as-a-service (SaaS) offering for real-money games which will allow any platform or individual to offer the service to their users.
Nazara owns majority stakes in Paper Boat Apps (a gamified learning platform for kids), Nodwin Gaming (an esports company), Absolute Sports (owner of multi-sports content platform Sportskeeda) and Nextwave Multimedia among others.