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India Online Game Insights, Smartphone Gaming, Regulations for Online Gaming, Future Outlook and Legal Framework

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  • 32 Pages
  • May 2020
  • Region: India
  • Renub Research
  • ID: 5029472
1. Executive Summary

2. Growth Drivers
  • Figure: AR and VR gaming can drive growth of physical gaming zones
  • Figure: 2019 will see the creation of large national gaming brands

3. India Online Game Insights
  • Online gamers grew to Millions in 2018
  • Billions game apps were downloaded in 2018
  • India is now one of the top five markets for mobile gaming globally
  • Figure: Online Games Revenue in INR Billion, 2017- 2021E
  • Figure: Online Gamers in India in Million, 2015-2018

4. Smartphone Gaming
  • Gaming Smartphone shipments (% of overall Smartphone shipments)
  • 2018 saw large investments in gaming hardware and software
  • Online Gaming Revenues
  • Online gaming revenues grew to Billions in 2018
  • Casual gaming will reach INR Billions
  • Real money gaming will reach INR Billions
  • Percent of gamers paid to play real money games i.e., subscription or in-app purchase

5. Regulations for Online Gaming
  • The segment has proactively created self-regulating industry bodies
  • Figure: India Android Phone - Average Monthly Time Spent on Apps by Category MAU in Month Per Hours
  • Figure: Gaming Smartphone Shipments (in Percent of Smartphone Shipments),2018 - 2021E
  • Figure: India’s Online Gaming Segment & New Launches by Several Global Players
  • Figure: Revenue Sources by Ad & Subscription in Percent
  • Figure: Indian Gaming Companies by Main Investors & Total Funding

6. Future outlook
  • Fantasy sports can cross 100 million players within two years
  • Multi-player gaming will continue to grow
  • Investor interest in Indian gaming will increase

7. Legal Framework
  • 276th Law Commission Report on ‘Legal Framework: Gambling and Sports Betting Including in Cricket in India’ dated July 2018
  • The Public Gaming Act, 1867
  • Crypto currency and Online Gaming


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