Online games have skyrocketed in popularity and it’s no surprise that more people turned towards real money gaming during the COVID-19 lockdown. If analysts and experts were to be believed, the trend is not slowing down anytime soon.

Not only a stress buster, but real money games are also a great way to earn money online. You can turn your pastime into a profession — but it takes a lot of skill, patience, hard work and time commitment.

According to recent stats, top gamers make tens of millions of dollars in games like Online Rummy, Poker, Pool, Ludo, Carrom or Chess. In fact, reports say that India is estimated to touch 657 million gaming users by FY25.

If you play Rummy on a secure platform like Classic Rummy, you can make lakhs of rupees by winning top tournaments. Online rummy has been classified as a “game of skill” instead of a “game of chance” and is completely legal (barring a few states), according to the Supreme Court of India.

Wondering how you can make money while playing games online? Here’s a complete guide that will help you out:

  1. Win Big Prizes

Gaming platforms are a great way to beat your stress and win pool prize money. As an example, card gaming sites like ClassicRummy offer upto ₹1 lakh in their tournaments. With opportunities like these, skilled gamers can earn a substantial amount of side income.

  1. LIVE Stream Your Games

If you are an expert at online games, various platforms like YouTube, Twitch and TikTok have an option to flaunt your skills. LIVE stream your game and invite people to share their comments while you display your game. Once you build a substantial number of niche subscribers, you can make big money in two ways — either by charging for the subscription or by driving thousands of regular viewers to your own website.

  1. Referrals

Why play online games alone? You can invite your friends and close ones to play the games you like and win money. Several gaming platforms like ClassicRummy offer a cash prize of up to Rs.1500/- for every single referral. Once your friends register, open an account, and start playing online rummy, you are eligible to win more bonus prizes too.

  1. Create Online Tutorials

India has a long history of cultural games such as Ludo, Carrom and Snakes and Ladders. Most of these games have an online version with a number of variations.

For example, on Classic Rummy, the online version has Pool Rummy, Deals Rummy and Points Rummy. If you are an expert player, you can take several routes to monetize your expertise. Create written guides or upload video guides on how to play rummy and post them on YouTube or publish guides like eBooks. The first two can be monetized through advertisers and publishing guides can be monetized through sales.

  1. Host A Gaming Podcast

Have insights to share with fellow players? Create an online podcast or gaming channel. You could cover anything related to the game you love. For example, if you were to talk about Online Rummy, you could start with a vlog on “How to play Rummy” to “Tips and Tricks to Win Cash”.

Not just that, you could also interview top-level rummy players, have deep discussions, conduct opinion-based round table debates or even virtual gaming events, etc. All these can be monetized with the help of ads and subscriptions.

  1. Sign Up And Get Paid

Most online gaming platforms offer welcome bonuses for registering on the website. Hence, you start your journey on becoming a professional gamer with a bonus!

On Classic Rummy, you can register now and avail Welcome Bonus of up to Rs 8,500.

  1. Seasonal Offers And Promotions

If you are a regular gamer, you can also avail a number of seasonal offers and promotions. Online gaming sites like ClassicRummy offer chances to earn a one-time big prize money amount by hosting big tournaments and championships.

Before signing up for such tournaments, you must master your gaming skills.

Earning big money through online gaming sites is popular, fun as well as lucrative. Online card games like rummy are a great way to relieve stress and offer an escape from boring daily routines. Making it a source of income requires expert skills and regular practice without letting it become an obsessive addiction. Played in the right measure and using the right techniques, online games can make your life enjoyable and help you earn a good side income too.

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