The chance dance

Fantasy sport, real money: Dream11 thrives on betting minus regulation

20 million users. More than 90% of India’s fantasy sport market. Dream11 is now attracting the Chinese gaze with Tencent’s growing interest. But mushrooming without regulation could prove tricky for Dream11 and others in the industry

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“Dream11 brings out the selector in you,” said celebrated Indian cricket commentator Harsha Bhogle in a 2017 advertisement for the fantasy sport company Dream11. It was this advertisement that got Aditya Somani (name changed), a 26-year-old marketing professional, hooked to the platform. Now you might be wondering why we would change the name of a…

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