The High Court of Bombay has rejected the petition filed against the popular application “Dream 11”. The Bombay High Court has stated that ‘Dream 11’ is a game of skill and not a game of luck (Chance). This is the reason that the fantasy game does not fall within the field of gambling. Stating this, the Bombay High Court has denied the petition filed for demanding a ban on the cricket-related Dream 11 game.
Cricket is one of the most popular games in India. There are hardcore fans of this game in the country. Several virtual applications like Dream 11 and MYVIP11 are quite popular among India cricket fans. Fantasy sports and the gaming industry in India has found different ways to encourage fan engagement in various sports across India. These applications allow users to make imaginary or virtual teams of real players and show their skills in cricket matches.
It was alleged in the petition that Dream 11 is an illegal game that falls within the purview of the game of gambling. Therefore, criminal prosecutions should be initiated against the betting company. The petition claimed that the game named Dream 11 gives people the temptation to earn more money. This reason lures people and they are attracted to play this game.
After hearing the parties related to the matter, the Bench said that the Supreme Court has ruled out the Dream 11 game in one of its decisions. Earlier, the Punjab and Haryana courts had also ruled in favour of the company that operated Dream 11 (Fantasy Sports). After considering this decision, the Bench said that ‘Dream 11’ is a game based on knowledge and skill. It can not be regarded as a game of fate. The bench rejected the plea by refusing the aspect related to avoiding GST in this case. On behalf of Dream 11, advocate Sujay Kantawala kept the side.
Just like Dream 11, MY11VIP is a new fantasy cricket platform which is gaining popularity quickly among the cricket fans. MY11VIP is from CricShots Pvt Ltd (Parent company) which was earlier into cricket news from the past 2 years. MY11VIP is an amazing platform to review your cricket skills with an amazing user-friendly interface. Within its launch date, MY11VIP had almost 5000+ download within a week. This platform can be easily downloaded and played on various devices like Android, iOS and even web.