India may be late in joining the online card game frenzy, but it’s surely pushing hard for a space of its own. Two crucial factors – a smart new generation, and the easy access to Smartphones – have already triggered the dawn of a gaming mentality.
Data: A KPMG-FICCI study released in 2010 forecasts that the Indian online gaming market, which was around US $5 billion in 2009, will catapult and reach $60 billion by 2017.
Until very recently, card games were traditional in nature and Rummy, Teen Patti, Bluff were played among friends and family members on special occasions. Online gaming portals like www.rummycircle.com are changing this scenario by taking games like 13 card rummy to the digital platform.
There is no denying the fact that many western-origin games like Candy Crush and Subway Surfer are popular but card games have taken over the online gaming industry in India. Gamers are resorting to their Smartphones to break away from the monotony of a busy life, and are indulging more and more in virtual play. It is because of such interest that the gamers are coming up with innovative ideas, taking it to online and then finally, to its latest destination – ‘application’.
RummyCircle, one of India’s top gaming platforms, launched the mobile version of its popular game Indian Rummy and an offline application for the same, keeping in mind its growing popularity, and it understands the public perception. In fact, it is first company to launch a Mobile Web experience in HTML5.
Rummycircle.com’s spokesperson said: “Rummy Circle takes its responsibilities to players, operators and regulators sincerely, we believe in responsible gaming and that’s why we are popular… responsible gaming remains our core concern, and that’s what guides us..We are driven to provide our players with great gaming experience. The website has been designed to be so user friendly that just reading rummycircle reviews and rummy rules would prepare a person to play the game on our site.”
By introducing well-known games like Rummy and Teen Patti to the digital gaming world, RummyCircle is attempting to reconnect the aam aadmi to the conventional, long-forgotten games.play rummy