Popularity of Fantasy Sports in India

Posted by Ranjeet Singh on July 7th, 2017

The world’s second largest populated country, India is adopting the fantasy sport. This is due to increase in numbers of sports fans in India especially cricket, hockey and football. It is expected “India could be the next fantasy sports destination”. Fantasy sports lovers in India are increasing day by day and they are becoming popular with every league and matches.

Here are few reasons why fantasy sports are popular in India –

Everyone is the manager of their team

In India, everyone wants to become the manager of their team and with fantasy games. You can make virtual team of your favorite players and scores will be rewarded on the basis of the performance of the selected player in the real matches.  So, by the means of fantasy sports they can manage their team and enhance their sports skills.

Increased number of Internet users

As numbers of internet users has increased, fantasy sports get more popularity and it is expected there will be 50 million players in the next three years.
Currently, India has more than 7 million fantasy sports players. These sports include games like Kabaddi, hockey, cricket and football as well. According to research, numbers of fantasy sports player is increasing at a rate of 30%-50% yearly.

Too many leagues

Fantasy sports are not limited to only cricket world cups, they have much more to offer their players. They provide opportunity to become the part of Indian Super League, the national football league in India, The Indian Badminton League and The Pro Kabaddi League.

Easy to play

These games are simple to play. That is why it is opted by many people. They just need to sign up on a fantasy sports website and register their account.  After that you need to join the ongoing league and select the team of the best players. If your skills will better than other player, then you will get chance to win cash prizes.

Legal Game

Mostly cash winning games are illegal in India or considered betting. But the most interesting factor about this game it is totally legal game and it is already clarified by the supreme court of India that Fantasy cricket and gambling both are entirely different things. Fantasy sports are completely the game of skills, not the game of chance. Indian laws are totally in the favor of fantasy sports why Indian population likes this game too much.
Another reason of playing fantasy sports in India is mostly sport fans want to keep the track of their favorite players and it can be possible with these games.


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