08 March, 2021

The Confession Of An Addict Who Made Quick Bucks

For students, money won from fantasy cricket games like Dream11 and Fantain, is a secondary source of income

The Confession Of An Addict Who Made Quick Bucks

Nitesh was a second-year student at an engineering college when his friends ­introduced him to fantasy cricket three years ago. Now it’s become a secondary source of income for the 22-year-old. He has won more than Rs 10 lakh and also started a YouTube channel to guide people on how to play.

How it started: I was a cricket buff. For me, Dream11 started as a fun game. Later, I felt it could be a good way to earn money. As far as Dream11 is concerned, I have won Rs 10,000 multiple times.

Mantra of success: In grand leagues, the investment is less and the number of people more, so luck plays an important role. In small leagues, where 10 or less people are ­involved, the skill factor works better and my personal favourite is two-person leagues where it works the best. The winning amount is also big in case of small leagues. The grand leagues are generally played by newcomers, who win because of luck. When you start analysing the game and understand its point system, you find better winning chances in small...

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