The mobile revolution from keypad phones to touchscreen smartphones has benefited other industries as well. Thanks to budget-friendly smartphones and cheap internet plans, you can now enjoy online gaming 24X7 and anywhere, even on the go. However, a decade ago, the situation was completely different.
With the launch of the Android operating system for mobiles, the gaming industry started to grow but it was only in 2012 that many entrepreneurs realized the true potential of online gaming. The latest reports suggest that 60% of all gamers in India play games on their phones, computers, or tablets. Currently, the Indian online gaming market stands at USD 290 million and it’s expected to grow to USD 1 billion by 2021 (KPMG and Google reports).
Seeing this opportunity early was Ankush Gera, an Indian entrepreneur who founded Junglee Games, a startup in skill-based gaming, in 2012. Within no time, the company launched four apps called Junglee Rummy, Teen Patti, Eatme.io, and CallBreak Stars. Unlike other HD games, the games developed by Junglee Games neither require high-end hardware to run nor take away much from the player’s daily routine in terms of time and attention.
Junglee Games was founded in January 2012 in San Francisco and it launched Junglee Rummy, its first game, in April 2012, a time when online mobile games were just starting to emerge. In March 2014, Junglee established in Hong Kong and launched the Teen Patti game, which became the number one card game by 2015. By this time, the company had got a whopping 1 million users and Teen Patti was on the 5th spot for the top-grossing games ever. The CEO has no qualms admitting that 90% of the company’s revenue still comes from the skill-based games Junglee offers.
Talking about the Junglee Rummy app, it provides a great online gaming experience where you can play with real rummy players from across the country. The app offers a 13-card and 10-card rummy. You will not have to wait for other players to join a table unlike traditional rummy games played with physical cards. That’s a big advantage: play with real players online on your mobile or computer anytime you like.
Junglee Rummy allows you to win cash prizes in its games and tournaments. Yes, you heard that right. You can win money by playing rummy on Junglee Rummy. When you win cash games/tournaments, you get real cash in your account. There isn’t much difference between real-world rummy and online rummy in terms of the play and winning, as the result of each online is determined by how good you are at playing the game, not by your luck or chance. The Supreme Court of India has declared rummy a game of skill and ruled that playing games of skill for real money or for free are perfectly legal.
Here is the list of Indian Rummy variants available on the Junglee Rummy app/website:
- Points Rummy: Two to six players can play this rummy version at a table. This is a fast game and you can win lots of games in a short time.
- Deals Rummy: It’s played for chips that are allocated to each player at the beginning of a game. You need to pay an entry fee and play a predetermined number of deals like 2 deals, 3 deals, or 6 deals. The winner of each deal gets chips from losing players at the end of the deal. The player who has the most chips at the end of the final deal is the winner of the game. It takes a longer time than Points Rummy.
- Pool Rummy: It’s an exciting variation of 13-card rummy with a fixed entry fee for each player. Players whose score reaches 101 points (in 101 Pool) or 201 points (in 201 Pool) get eliminated from the game. There is no fixed number of deals and the player who is left alone at the table, in the end, is the winner.
- Rummy Tournaments: Are you a rummy champion with great rummy skills? If so, why don’t you play online rummy tournaments and win huge cash prizes? Junglee Rummy tournaments offer whopping big cash prizes for a very small entry fee. There are freerolls tournaments too which you can play for free and yet win cash prizes!
With the availability of cheap smartphones and high-speed mobile data, thanks to 4G networks, the online gaming industry has entered a golden era. Definitely Junglee Games will leverage these favorable conditions, and it will be interesting to see how Junglee accelerates its growth further in the coming years to keep dominating the online gaming space.
This post was last modified on August 3, 2020 1:13 PM