India has a population of over one billion people. This is surpassed only by China. The amount of smartphones that are being used in India keeps growing every day. This has made social gaming become very popular during the past year. Another reason for the increased popularity of social gaming in India is the fact that data is now easy for people to afford. Many mobile carriers are offering very cheap data plans in an effort to attract new customers. This strategy has seemingly worked very well. There are new social gaming companies that are popping up in India all the time in an effort to take advantage of this massive amount of potential customers.
India is different than many countries because of the fact that games of chance are not allowed on any social gaming services that are available in the country. Only games of skill are allowed. Poker is considered to be a game of skill by the commission that regulates the social gaming industry. There are different laws where social gaming is concerned depending on which part of India you are living in. Therefore, certain social gaming services might be available in certain parts of India and not in others. This can be a bit confusing for people who are traveling through India and want to do some social gaming.
The social gaming industry in India is only going to be getting bigger in India as more smartphones are purchased. It will be interesting to see how big it can get.