We are excited to announce that your favourite gaming app is once again available on the Play Store for you to download and immerse yourself in the best of the gaming experience. We have brought back the app with free fantasy sports featuring all the upcoming cricket matches of the Indian T20 League along with upcoming soccer tournaments. Users can play the games for free and win upto Rs. 1 Lakh everyday.
For the more engaged fantasy sports fans, our pro-version with cash contests continues to be available for download for android users from our website www.PaytmFirstGames.com. You can use your cricket knowledge and strategy to play paid fantasy contests here and win cash prizes worth INR 3 Crores daily in our mega contests. The Indian T20 League has just begun and users can win more than INR 100 crores in the next month.
The dichotomy of Google Play’s policy and of Google’s Ads business
While Google does not allow us to promote our pro app on our own free app or Paytm app, we can promote it on Google and YouTube by paying hefty fees to Google.
To put it simply, Play Store will ban the Paytm app or the Paytm First Games app if we promote our pro app. But it will freely allow YouTube to promote our free app, for a fee.
Once again, if users type Paytm First Games on Play Store, they won’t find the pro app because we are violating their “policies” which “is designed to provide a safe and secure experience for our consumers”. If the Paytm app promoted Paytm First Games, then Paytm app would also be violating their “policies”. But when YouTube promotes the same Paytm First pro app (for a hefty advertising fee), then it is not a violation of such “policies” and suddenly does not create a risk to the customers.
Google blocks fantasy gaming which is a completely legal business in India
We wish to make it clear that as per Indian laws, Fantasy sports are completely legal and allowed all over India, except in few states like Assam, Odisha, Andhra Pradesh and Telangana. The arbitrary (and self-serving) policies of Google, and their arbitrary interpretation of these policies is a dangerous, and extra-judicial, enforcement of monopolistic powers, against the interest of developers and users.
We appreciate all the support we have received over the last few weeks from other startups, founders and most of all our users.
So, #MakeTheRightChoice and start playing now!