It's game on for online players, but regulatory woes in India remain

$794 mn investments pumped into Indian gaming industry in 2021, but regulatory woes remain

There are two types of gaming — casual and skill-based

Even as the gaming industry battles multiple regulations in different Indian states, it has received more than double the amount of investment this year compared to 2020. Industry watchers attribute this to the growing popularity of gaming, spurred by the pandemic, and the innovative business models gaming firms have built. According to data from ind­ustry tracker Venture Intell­igence, investment in India’s gaming sector in 2021 has more than doubled to $794 million, as against a total investment of $339 million last year. In 2019, this number was $176 ...