Waseem Ahmad from Bijbehara Kashmir became an overnight millionaire by winning Rs 2 crore on the online fantasy cricket platform Dream11.
There is a festive mood at the house of Waseen a resident of Shalagam village of Bijbehara after he won the whopping amount when he created a fantasy team in the ongoing IPL and fetched him Rs 2 crore.i
It is a life-changing amount for Waseem and his family whose mother is ill and needed a huge amount for the treatment. Waseem still cannot believe that he has become a millionaire overnight. He said that he will spend the money for the treatment of his mother.
“I have been playing Dream 11 since 2019 and I knew one day I will be the winner and finally I did it.” Said Waseem while talking to media.
“We are poor and I needed a huge amount for the treatment of my mother, I am very thankful to Allah that He fulfilled my dream.” Said Waseem.
Dream11 is an Indian fantasy sports platform that allows users to play fantasy cricket, hockey, football, kabaddi, and basketball. In April 2019, Dream11 became the first Indian gaming company to become a unicorn.
In 2017, a case was registered against the company in an Indian High Court. The court, in its ruling, stated that playing the Dream11 game involves superior knowledge, judgement and attention. The Court also held that “the element of skill” had a predominant influence on the outcome of the Dream11 game.
However, the law does not allow fantasy sports in a few Indian states like Assam, Odisha, Telangana and Andhra Pradesh. A challenge to this judgement was filed with the Supreme Court of India, which dismissed the appeal. The judgement provided legality to the company and allowed them to run their operations throughout the country.
Despite it being adjudged to be a “game of skill”, experts believe that the company operates in the country’s regulatory “grey area”.Dream11 is not available on the Google Play store for Android devices as Google does not allow apps that run cash contests.