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Rummy is becoming a hit among Online Gamers.

The passion for online games is growing and steadily moving towards $1 billion or Rs 6400 crore industry by 2021. Also, with almost everyone having a smartphone, there is a significant increase in the number of online gamers with India alone to have whooping 30 crore gamers by 2021.

Joining this bandwagon of excited players are the card gamers that make games like rummy and teen patti among the highest grossing app games in the country. What clicks with the Indian players is the immediate connection of a traditional card game with the blend of technology and ease of online world.


Games that will be really popular

The maximum growth will be driven by freemium games of different genre. An average gamer spends around 1/3 of his budget from online entertainment on games. Now combine this with the fact that the online games are predominantly selected on suggestions by friends and family. And these friends and family are inclined towards games with strategy, skill and puzzle.

Once more, this brings us back to card games of skills like rummy that blends in perfect with all the requirements and preferences of an online player.

  • He gets a game that he has seen and played from his childhood
  • The game is based on skill and strategy and his friends seem to love it
  • It is available in the freemium and free to play model

Further, these games are light and doesn’t eat away data. With the mobile penetration increasing rapidly, online rummy can be played on simple smartphones that support the landscape mode. Without the requirement of owning a very high end smartphone, card games have been able to reach each and every corner of the country.

How rummy takes the leap forward

With so many card games competing for the first position, what makes rummy come out as a clear winner? There is more than one factor working in its favour. Rummy is a game of skill and it is absolutely legal to play this game for real cash. Of course, that means that players can play rummy online for cash like they have done for ages and now win big cash prizes for every win.

The online world makes all of this a cake walk. You download the app, register and pick games to play. The rummy rules remain the same, and games are running non-stop and round the clock. When previously, players had to look for rummy buddies, now they just tap and start.

Security is another plus that is big for card games. All online card players have security certificates, anti-collision control and secure payment channels. Pay with credit card and get the winning amount in your bank account; it’s that simple.

You can also go through a detailed guide to know “How to play rummy

How is the future looking?

Online gaming is nearly a Rs. 1,200-crore industry and is charting forward with a 70% growth rate. The earlier reservations around card games like cheating, playing unlimited tables etc. are all brought under control with the online games. Online game companies have put strong anti-collusion, anti-fraud detection mechanism that ensures the authenticity and fairness in the game play.

“Before playing for money, all players are required to get their phone numbers, ID and address proof verified so that the companies can carry out appropriate KYC checks, much like those mandated by the RBI for mobile wallets,” says Thampy, CEO Play Games24x7.

These online game companies pay GST on every game and Income Tax on the overall income as well. The gaming industry in total pays around Rs. 150 crore a year as taxes to the government. What can be clearly predicted for online games like rummy is the growth in the mobile space with players enjoying large cash tournaments and games. Rummy games are live, played with real players and are easy to pick and join and that’s what clicks with today’s gamers the most.


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Upcoming medical colleges in Uttar Pradesh will be named after saints and sages

The new medical colleges being opened in Uttar Pradesh will be named after saints and sages.

The state government has issued an order naming four district hospitals that are being converted into medical colleges.

These district hospitals are in Bijnor, Fatehpur, Chandauli, and Siddharth Nagar.

The Bijnor medical college has been named after Mahatma Vidur, a philosopher during the Mahabharata era and uncle of the Pandavas and Kauravas.

The Chandauli medical college has been named after Baba Keenaram, said to be the founder of the Aghori sect.

The Siddharth Nagar district hospital will be called Madhav Prasad Tripathi Medical College after the BJP politician from the region. Tripathi, popularly known as Madhav Babu, was also the first Uttar Pradesh BJP chief. He was elected MP from Domariyaganj in 1977, besides being two times Jan Sangh MLA and also a member of the UP legislative council.

The Fatehpur hospital has been named Amar Shaheed Jodha Singh Ataiya Thakur Dariyawn Singh Medical College, after the freedom fighter of 1857.

It is said that he was among the first to use Guerrilla warfare against the British, as taught by freedom fighter Tatya Tope.

Meanwhile, according to official sources, the medical college in Deoria will be named after Maharishi Devraha Baba and the medical college of Ghazipur in the name of Maharishi Vishwamitra.

The medical college of Mirzapur will be in the name of Maa Vindhyavasini, the medical college of Pratapgarh in the name of Dr. Sonelal Patel and the medical college of Etah will be named after Veerangana Avantibai Lodhi. (IANS/JB)

Keywords: Medical Colleges, Uttar Pradesh, Yogi Adityanath, India, Politics


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Former Pakistan captain Inzamam-ul-Haq has picked India as the favourite to win the ongoing ICC Men's T20 World Cup in Oman and United Arab Emirates (UAE).

Inzamam feels that the Virat Kohli-led India have a greater chance of winning the trophy as the conditions in the Gulf nations are similar to the subcontinent, which makes India the most dangerous side in the event, according to Inzamam.

"In any tournament, it cannot be said for certain that a particular team will win' It's all about how much chance do they have of winning it. In my opinion, India have a greater chance than any other team of winning this tournament, especially in conditions like these. They have experienced T20 players as well," said Inzamam on his YouTube channel.

He said more than the Indian batters, the bowlers have a lot of experience of playing in the conditions. The Indian Premier League (IPL) was played recently in UAE and most of the Indian bowlers did well in that leg.

Inzy heaped praises on the Men in Blue for the confident manner in which they chased the target against Australia on a challenging track without needing Kohli's batting prowess.

"India played their warm-up fixture against Australia rather comfortably. On subcontinent pitches like these, India are the most dangerous T20 side in the world. Even today, if we see the 155 runs they chased down, they did not even need Virat Kohli to do so," he added.

Though he did not pick any favourite, Inzamam termed the India-Pakistan clash in the Super 12 on October 24 as the 'final before the final' and said the team winning it will go into the remaining matches high on morale,

"The match between India and Pakistan in the Super 12s is the final before the final. No match will be hyped as much as this one. Even in the 2017 Champions Trophy, India and Pakistan started and finished the tournament by facing each other, and both the matches felt like finals. The team winning that match will have their morale boosted and will also have 50 percent of pressure released from them," Inzamam added. (IANS/JB)

Keywords: India, Pakistan, Sports, ICC T20 World Cup, UAE.


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Skin problems like itchiness, dryness and flakiness can occur anytime if you're not moisturising your body enough.

Skin problems like itchiness, dryness and flakiness can occur anytime if you're not moisturising your body enough. It is commonly observed that while many people take their skincare routine seriously, a majority of them neglect to moisturise the body. It is important to keep in mind that timing matters a lot when it comes to applying moisturisers. Therefore, knowing the appropriate time to apply body lotion is essential.

Take a look at the ideal times to moisturise your body shared by Kimi Jain, Head of Retail, KIMRICA.

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Moisturising the body in the morning sets your skin up to face countless irritants and environmental factors during the day. The skin is constantly exposed to harsh chemicals and pollutants when you're outside which is why using a protective and soothing moisturiser while going out is necessary. Kimirica's Five Elements Body Lotion comes with natural Aloe Vera extracts that act as a rich source of antioxidants and vitamins that helps protect your skin and provide a deep nourishing effect.

man in white crew neck t-shirt Moisturising the body in the morning sets your skin up to face countless irritants and environmental factors during the day. | Photo by The Creative Exchange on Unsplash

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