Established in May 2016, AIGF is the apex Industry body for Online Skill Gaming in India. The mission of the AIGF is to facilitate recognition for the Online Skill Gaming Industry, which is one of the fastest growing sectors of the Indian economy.

The key objective of the AIGF is to ensure global best practices across the Online Gaming eco-system through effective self-regulation for its members and other stakeholders including responsible gaming and player protection.

AIGF’s self-regulation charter for Online Skill Gaming is based on the principles of Transparency, Integrity and Responsible Gaming.


Online Gaming Company WinZo Expands Base To Brazil

WinZO is looking to tap into Brazil’s fast-growing mobile gaming market which saw 4.6 billion downloads of mobile games in 2022 and to allow Indian game developers to showcase their skills worldwide.

9 October 2023

Artificial Intelligence In Revolutionising Online Gaming In India

The gaming industry has been transformed by the introduction of Artificial Intelligence, transforming it into a space of personalized experiences and creative possibilities.

26 September 2023

69% Of The Gaming Audience In India Falls Under The Age Of 34: EY’s Shubh Mittal

“In terms of demographics, 69% of Indian gamers are under the age of 34, which is much higher than in other regions such as the United States where only 2% of the gamers are publishers”, Shubh Mittal, Director, Ernst & Young.

26 September 2023

How Online Gaming Is the Next Big Thing In India

As mobile gaming becomes increasingly integrated into the daily lives of billions of individuals, India is not only joining the global gaming landscape but is also poised to revolutionise it.

26 September 2023

A23 Launches New Brand Campaign Featuring Shah Rukh Khan

India’s premier multi-game platform, A23 (Head Digital Works) launched its much-awaited A23 Poker app and its new brand campaign starring Brand ambassador Shah Rukh Khan.

26 September 2023

A23 Owner Head Digital Works Forays Into Online Poker Ahead Of The 28% GST Rollout

Head Digital Works’ Senior Vice President of Business Strategy Siddharth Sharma predicts that pay-to-play gaming will account for almost 20% of their revenue in the next 3 years.

26 September 2023

Safeguarding Online Gaming: Empowering Security Through Advanced AI & ML Algorithms

To protect online gaming, it’s important to understand how Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning models can help strengthen cyber security.

12 September 2023

After Zerodha, SBI Mutual Fund To Invest In Nazara Technologies

The funds will be invested through SBI Mutual Fund’s Multicap Fund Scheme, the Magnum Global Fund Scheme and the Technology Opportunities Fund Scheme.

12 September 2023

How ChatGPT Will Change The Online Gaming Industry?

ChatGPT’s AI power combined with the booming online gaming industry, like Pocket52, is a game changer that could revolutionise the way gamers interact with their online worlds, chat with each other, and tell stories.

5 September 2023

Zerodha Co-Founder Nikhil Kamath Likely To Increase Stake In Nazara Tech

Nikhil Kamath, co-founder of Zerodha brokerage firm, is now looking to invest in Nazara Technologies, one of the largest gaming and sports media companies in India, according to a CNBC report. Kamath is reportedly looking to buy a 3.5% stake in Nazara Technologies.

5 September 2023

Decide Whether Online Rummy Is A Game Of Skill Or Chance In The Light Of IT Rules Amendment 2023: Supreme Court To AP High Court

The Supreme Court of India has recently directed the High Court of Andhra Pradesh to re-examine the eligibility of Online Rummy as a game of skill or game of chance after the report of the committee mandated by the High Court was submitted.

31 August 2023

Govt Should Engage With Gaming Cos: Priyank Kharge

The government should rethink the 28% GST on online gaming, as games of skill and games of chance are two different things.

29 August 2023

Indian Gaming Landscape Caught Under Pressure, May Face An Early Shakeout, Hints AIGF

The Indian gaming industry, which is made up of more than 900 small and mid-sized gaming companies, could experience a shake-up soon if the government continues with its anti-business policies and heavy taxation, Roland Landers, CEO, AIGF said.

28 August 2023

Virtual Reality Gaming In India: The Future Of Immersive Experiences

Virtual reality is the future of Indian gaming, offering a more immersive and engaging experience that resonates with gamers across the country.

23 August 2023

Exploring The Dynamic Technology Landscape Driving The Gaming Industry

Advances in cloud gaming, VR/AR, ray tracing, cross-platform gaming, and esports are collectively transforming the gaming experience.

22 August 2023

Govt Cannot Ban Games Of Skill Under ‘Betting And Gambling’ Entry: Argues AIGF Lawyer

Senior counsel C. Aryama Sundaram representing the gaming body All India Gaming Federation (AIGF) argues that games of skill are not gambling and cannot be banned.

22 August 2023

The Imposition Of 28% GST On Online Gaming Sparks Concern In India

The 28% GST on the full amount of online gaming transactions has caused concern among industry stakeholders, who fear that it could harm the growth, investment, and job prospects of the sector.

21 August 2023

Nazara Invests In Israeli-Based Game Developer Snax Games

Founded by industry veterans, Snax Games is a mobile gaming company led by a seasoned leadership team boasting 20+ years of experience in the gaming sector.

17 August 2023

The Biggest Trends In Online Gaming

Cloud gaming, esports, mobile gaming, and VR/AR are just a few of the biggest trends that are shaping the future of online gaming. The industry is constantly evolving, so it will be interesting to see what new trends emerge in the years to come.

8 August 2023

28% GST On Online Gaming May Not Impact Taxation On Esports & Video Games

The GST on online gaming may not impact taxation on esports, video games. The government clarified that the new GST rates will only apply to pay-to-play games. Esports and video games, which are skill-based, will not be subject to the 28% GST.

8 August 2023

How Will Web3 Affect India's Gaming Industry?

Web 3.0 represents the forthcoming evolution of the internet, characterized by decentralized applications (dApps) constructed using blockchain technology. This innovative approach offers numerous benefits, such as enhanced security, transparency, and immutability.

8 August 2023

The Impact Of The New GST Rule On Indian Online Gaming

The introduction of the Goods and Services Tax (GST) is expected to have a considerable impact on the gaming sector in India. While it is too early to predict its long-term implications, it is evident that the sector will face several challenges in the years to come.

8 August 2023

Industry Remains Hopeful On Review After Six Months

Clarification by the GST council states that the 28% tax on online gaming will apply only to the initial deposit by gamers, offering relief to bigger gaming companies. Smaller startups still face closure, prompting hope for a review of the levy after six months.

3 August 2023

Small Firms In Online Pay-To-Play Gaming Will Be Unable To Survive High GST: AIGF

All India Gaming Federation (AIGF) said on Wednesday that small companies involved in online pay-to-play gaming will be unable to survive under the high GST rate of 28%.

3 August 2023

GST Council To Clarify On Levy Of Tax On Online Gaming, Definition

At its next meeting, the Good and Services Tax Council is expected to set out the details of the proposed tax on online gaming, as well as define what constitutes an online gaming activity.

1 August 2023

Online Gaming And Ads Now Under I&B Ministry

Online gaming services and online advertising will now fall under the remit of the Information and Broadcasting Ministry (I&B). Previously, MeitY and the Information Technology Law, 2000, were the primary overseers of these aspects.

1 August 2023

India's First Online Gaming Academy In MP Saw Overwhelming Registration

Madhya Pradesh government has extended the registration deadline for the Esports Junior Championship from 27 July to 1 August. India’s first online gaming academy in MP gets 40,000 registrations for 200 available seats in the academy.

28 July 2023

Will Request GST Council To Reconsider GST On Online Gaming: Rajeev Chandrasekhar

The online gaming industry in India, which was hit hard by the 28% Goods and Services Tax (GST) proposed last week by the GST Council, may have a ray of hope. The Minister of State for Electronics & Information Technology (Meity) Rajeev Chandrasekhar said that he will “request the GST council for consideration on the new regulatory framework”.

18 July 2023

Online Gaming Companies & Associations Write To The Centre To Reconsider GST

Indian online gaming companies and associations have appealed to the government to reconsider its recent GST decision on face value. The companies claimed that the decision has put the industry in a state of “significant distress”.

17 July 2023

Fantasy Sports Platforms Jump 24% In Revenue During IPL 2023: Redseer Report

Redseer’s latest report has revealed that revenue generated by Indian fantasy sports platforms during the 16th edition of the Indian Premier League (IPL) increased by 24% compared to the same period of the previous year. The total gross gaming revenue generated in IPL 2023 was Rs 2,800 Crore as compared to Rs 2,200 Crore from IPL 2022.

6 July 2023

How Growing Inclusivity And Diversity Is Shaping The Gaming Industry

CMO of Deltatech Gaming, discusses how the online gaming industry is shaping up in India this year, the steady development of Esports, increasing player engagement, building a robust poker community in India, and more.

6 July 2023

HiScore Fantasy Become A Popular Choice For Fantasy Players

HiScore has a fun and easy-to-use interface that makes it easy to play fantasy games. The online gaming platform has made it easy for everyone to play fantasy games, and it’s always trying to make it better by adding new features.

3 July 2023

Online Gaming Platform Zupee Announces Kapil Sharma As Brand Ambassador

The online gaming platform has also launched its campaign “India ka Apna Game”, which aims to celebrate Ludo’s popularity “honouring its strong connection among the masses, while further extending the platform’s outreach”.

3 July 2023

Lumikai Launches $50 Million Investment Fund For Gaming & Interactive Media

Gaming-focused venture capital firm Lumikai launches a $50M gaming, interactive media fund for gaming companies which includes Krafton (BGMI developer), Nazara Tech, Take-Two Interactive, Jon Vlasopulos (CEO of Napster) and Supercell.

23 June 2023

India’s Mobile Gaming Market To Reach $7 Billion By 2025

The mobile gaming segment thrived during the pandemic due to its ability to cater to the entertainment-hungry public. The Indian mobile gaming market boomed during this period, and it’s still going strong today.

22 June 2023

WinZO Created Over 100,000 Jobs In The Gig Economy, 70% From Tier 2&3 Cities

WinZO, India’s top vernacular gaming platform, is responsible for creating over 1 lakh jobs in the gig economy, both direct and indirect.

22 June 2023

Navigating Online Gaming Platforms: A User’s Guide

Online gaming has grown exponentially in recent years. With the advent of new technologies and the increasing accessibility of gaming, the importance of online gaming in entertainment and culture cannot be overstated.

22 June 2023

PlayerzPot Launches #TalentKiValue Campaign With Rashmika Mandanna

PlayerzPot, announced a unique campaign called #TalentKiValue along with its brand ambassador Rashmika Mandanna, to capture the hearts and minds of fantasy gamers across India.

30 May 2023

How New MeitY's Rules Will Impact The Indian Gaming Industry

The Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology (MeitY) has issued new guidelines to protect online gamers from dangerous content. For the internet pay-to-earn sector, a self-regulation mechanism has been implemented, with SROs approving games that can operate in the country while adhering to the rules.

29 May 2023

New Regulations To Help Online Gaming Industry

The government will establish three self-regulatory organisations (SROs) to licence games that correspond to the country’s operating requirements, according to Rajeev Chandrasekhar, Minister of State for Electronics and Information Technology.

29 May 2023

Poker Is A Sport And Not Just A Game

Nowadays, it has become a serious profession. Players can use their brain power to ace their way to the top. Poker is becoming more and more accepted as a sport that tests cognitive skills.

29 May 2023

How Gen Z Is Reshaping The Gaming Industry

Gaming has been a fast-growing industry for decades, and with the advancement of technology, it’s only going to keep growing. One of the key demographics that’s driving the industry’s growth is Gen Z, which stands for digital natives.

29 May 2023

NFT & Online Fantasy Sports Are The Rights Of Players & Creator

Now with the advent of Non-Fungible Tokens (NFTs), new companies are entering the market to improve their players’ gaming experience.

26 May 2023

"New IT Rules Will Help The Industry To Flourish"- Dr Kislay Panday, Eminent Lawyer, Supreme Court Of India

India’s top legal expert, Dr Kislay Panday, has approved the new IT regulations for online gaming. He says they’ll help the industry grow and create a more structured online gaming business through self-regulated organizations.

26 May 2023

"Fantasy Sports Market To Grow At A CAGR of 30% By FY27"- Mitesh Gangar, Co-Founder, PlayerzPot

The gaming industry has been growing steadily since the beginning of 2010, thanks to digitization, smartphones, and better internet access in tier 2 and 3 cities. It’s predicted to grow at a CAGR of 30% by FY 27, reaching a total of Rs.25,240 Crore.

24 May 2023

The Evolution Of Gaming & Esports Sector

The gaming and esports sector has been booming for a while now, and it’s not going to slow down anytime soon. Thanks to new tech and how we’re consuming media, it’s only going to get bigger and better over the next few years.

23 May 2023

Deltatech Gaming Limited Appoints Joydeep Mukherjee As Chief Marketing Officer

Joydeep Mukherjee will lead DGL’s marketing strategy and activities. He will also be responsible for building a solid brand narrative that will appeal to the customers.

23 May 2023

CBDT Issues Taxation Guidelines For Online Gaming Platforms

Online gaming platforms are not allowed to deduct tax at source on withdrawals made by players, as long as the withdrawal amounts are less than Rs.100 per month and meet certain criteria, according to the Central Board of Direct Taxes (CBDT) said in a set of guidelines issued on Monday.

23 May 2023

Turn Up the Summer Heat With PokerStars India's Mega Giveaways

PokerStars India, a country-specific subsidiary of the world-renowned poker giant, achieved a milestone of five years of operation in April. During this time, the company has successfully built a loyal fan base among tournament and cash-game players through a variety of attractive promotional initiatives.

23 May 2023

Female Players Dominate Local Online Gaming & Esports

Lumikai, the country’s foremost gaming and interactive media venture capital fund has just released its ‘State of India Gaming Report 2022’ in cooperation with Amazon Web Services (AWS).

22 May 2023

2023 IPL Season Is Boosting Fantasy Gaming Revenue By 3x In 4 Years

According to a recent report, the Indian Premier League (IPL) is one of the world’s largest sporting events, and its economy is predicted to rise significantly this year.

22 May 2023

The Rise Of Gaming Jobs: Empowering Progress Through Skills Training

From a career point of view, there are many career opportunities in the gaming industry. There are writers to game designers, animators to programmers, engineers to testers, UI & UX designers, and even analysts, marketing and sales professionals.

17 May 2023

MPL Ventures Into Africa

MPL has officially unveiled its mobile application in Nigeria, its first entry into the continent of Africa. This expansion brings the total number of MPL locations to four continents: Asia, North America, Europe, and Africa.

17 May 2023