Internet Penetration and the Growth of Online Rummy in India

By | February 6, 2014

Online rummy is dependent on internet access. The growth of this exciting game is closely linked to the growth of internet users in India. If there are a large number of people playing online, you will always find someone to play with any time of the day or night. Moreover, you would have the option of taking the stakes higher and enjoying the opportunity of winning more. Let’s look at some statistics that show us the potential for growth of 13 card game in India.

Internet Penetration

Did you know India has the third largest number of internet users in the world? Yes, India is behind only the US and China in terms of internet user base. Not only is the user base  large, it is also growing at a phenomenal pace! According to the figures reported by the Internet and Mobile Association Of India (IAMAI) and IMRB International, the number of internet users crossed the 200 million mark in October 2013 and was expected to  reach 203 million by the end of the year. You will be surprised to know that this is not merely an urban trend. Internet penetration is high and widespread in India. While in the urban areas, internet users are expected to have grown from 137 million in October 2013 to around 141 million by December, in the rural areas of the country, the number is likely to grow from 68 million in October to more than 72 million by the end of 2013.

While all these numbers may seem amazing, it is only 10% of the Indian population that truly has access to the internet, according to a report published by McKinsey & Company. This, of course, spells some great news! The same report has a prediction that, by 2015, India will overtake the US, replacing this country as one that has the second largest internet user base in the world! The number of internet users is expected to be  around 370 million by 2015.

Other Factors Impacting the Growth of Online Rummy

As a matter of fact, the growing number of internet users will result in the growth of online rummy in India. However, this is not the only thing that would impact this game of cards. The growth of gadgets and the comfort of using them will trigger further growth in online rummy. Now we can access online rummy from anywhere, with many of us having laptops, smartphones and tablets. We are also connected to the internet even while on the go, with dongles becoming more effective.

All these factors ensure that we can play online rummy while waiting for a meeting, sitting at home, while traveling by train or even waiting in a queue. Download rummy and kill the boredom of waiting.

One thought on “Internet Penetration and the Growth of Online Rummy in India

  1. Milton V. Sullivan

    Rummy is best game for anybody to play as it is easy to learn, when compared to other card games. It’s been more pleasure game which is most of the times, played by family members also. With the industry growth, lot of online rummy sites were encouraging it’s users by giving promotional offers similar to apparel and electronic goods industry.


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