The Big Surge in Online Gaming in 2020: A Detailed Analysis

As the world adjusted to self-isolation and home quarantine over the last year, millions of people across the globe found time to rediscover old hobbies like online gaming, painting, gardening, and cooking. However, in a world dominated by smartphones, technology is everywhere when it comes to entertainment. As a result, online gaming platforms experienced great traction and grew exponentially in 2020, with a tremendous increase in the number of people playing online games. The average player’s gaming time increased a lot.

More than half of the successful game development companies in India were established after 2012, and this period is considered the dawn of game development in India. A report from Nasscom says that 95% of all games developed in India are mobile games.

Online gaming saw a surge in 2020, both nationally and globally. There has been a massive surge in the traffic on online gaming platforms. For the current financial year, the compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of this industry in India, which has a market size of around $41 million, is anticipated to be over 30%. This rise can be attributed to improved mobile technology, low-cost data, cultural shifts and a wide variety of games available to gamers.

Big Surge in Online Gaming- rummy
Big Surge in Online Gaming- rummy

It shows that people’s craze for online games has reached new heights. When it comes to online gaming, one cannot help but think of online rummy, which has become quite popular in every nook and corner of India.

Rummy is not merely a game or a just source of entertainment. It is a tradition that is over 400 years old and has a vast, rich history. The game has been played by a large portion of the population. Given its widespread popularity and rich history, the game has been digitized. Players now have a variety of online platforms to choose from.

One such online platform that is trusted by millions is Junglee Rummy. With its user-friendly interface, the platform provides a unique gaming experience. You can also choose from a variety of fantastic offers as well as  rummy variants available on the website and the app.

Online rummy

Online rummy is played by two to six players at a table, and each player is dealt 13 cards. Depending on the number of players playing at the table, one to three card decks including jokers are used. Two piles, an open pile and a closed pile, are kept at the center of the table. Each player takes turns to draw a card from the closed or open pile and discard a card to the open pile. The objective is to arrange your cards in sequences, or sequences and sets, to make a valid declaration.

  • Sequence: A sequence is a group of cards consisting of 3 or 4 consecutive cards of the same suit.
  • Set: A set is a group of 3 or 4 cards of the same rank but different suits.

To win, you have to arrange all your 13 cards in sequences, or sequences and sets, according to rummy rules. Then you have to finish the game by discarding one card to the “Finish” slot and declare your hand. The player who makes a valid declaration first is the winner of the game. The winner’s score is zero.

Here are some simple rummy tips and tricks:

  • Avoid drawing cards from the discard pile. It gives a fair idea to your opponents about your cards.
  • Pay close attention to the cards that are getting discarded.
  • Get rid of unmatched high-value cards early on.
  • If you plan to quit the game, do it at the beginning rather than at a later stage to avoid losing by a big margin.

If you are a beginner and do not know how to play rummy, Junglee Rummy has detailed tutorials on its app/website to help you learn to play the game. It also offers unlimited practice games, which you can utilize to sharpen and test your skills.

Online gaming platforms like Junglee Rummy have managed to keep user engagement high with their many newly-launched tournaments and other attractive features such as bonuses and advanced technology, all of which have been excellent contributors to the rise of online rummy. According to TORF, the online rummy industry is expected to grow by 25% year on year and reach $0.5 billion by 2022. The future of rummy is promising and endless possibilities lie ahead for the industry. The advancement of technology will play a big role in further popularizing the game.

(Note: TheYouth does not provoke or motivate any of its readers to play the game. It is only an imformative article based on information collected from online sources. You can play the game only if it is legally allowed in your country. It must be noted such games involve both monetary losses and gains. Either you win or lose, TheYouth shall not be responsible.)