The Rummy Federation Awards TRF Dynamic Seal to Online Rummy operators in India

Harpal Singh Bedi 

The Rummy Federation CEO Sameer Barde giving away seal to India’s leading Online Rummy Operators

New Delhi: The online rummy industry in India is currently valued at around Rs. 2200 cr and is rapidly growing and currently caters to over 5.5cr players from across the Country. 

To make this cash rich Industry “responsible, safe and fair’ The Rummy Federation (TRF) not-for-profit self-regulatory body to guide and support the online rummy industry in the country on Thursday awarded the TRF Dynamic Seal to India’s select online rummy operators.

This initiative by TRF aims to make online Rummy transparent and make people aware that the game is legal and it involves skill. and Dynamic Seal holder operators are safe, experienced  involved in  fair game play  and   protect the interests of players.

In an industry-first effort, TRF presented accreditation seals to four online rummy operators ( Ace2three , Junglee Rummy , Rummy Circle and Rummy Passion) in India in the capital today. The seal was presented by Mr. Sameer Barde, CEO, The Rummy Federation to industry leaders – Mr. Deepak Gullapalli, Founder and CEO, Head Infotech ( Ace2three ), , Mr. Rahul Bhardwaj, Co-Founder, Junglee Games (Junglee Rummy) ,  Mr. Bobby Garg , Co-Founder and CEO , Passion Gaming ( Rummy Passion) and Mr. Trivikraman Thampy, CEO and Co-founder of Play Games24X7 ( Rummy Circle) 

“The seal is a sign of assurance on compliance of the operators to the TRF code of conduct which has been put in place to protect the interests of players.”said  TRF CEO Sameer Barde .adding  ” Almost 70% of online gaming revenues in India today are generated by the skill gaming industry with online rummy generating close to 40% of all online gaming revenues in India. 

Further  elaborating, Barde told media persons here that  the  “TRF Dynamic Seal is a digital certificate granted to operators that are able to comply with the stringent guidelines put forward by The Rummy Federation in the form of their code of conduct. 

 “The seal is presented to the operator after a rigorous audit procedure conducted by a big 4 audit firm conducting an independent third-party audit, which evaluates them based on multiple predefined factors. The Code of Conduct focuses on multiple areas of the operations and has stringent requirements to ensure secure, responsible and fair gaming experience for players.

“Online Rummy is a rapidly growing industry with new players joining every day and several emerging operators. With the growing number of players and operators, the online rummy ecosystem has become quite robust, while also creating the need for regulation to safeguard the players and ensure responsible, secure and fair environment for them. “‘ Barde said

“”The TRF seal symbolizes compliance to the strict code of conduct set in place for operators to protect the players from any unwanted outcome and an assurance to players so they can put their minds at ease and enjoy the game.”

He claimed that   Online Rummy, having been held to be a game of skill  has grown exponentially and is enjoying nationwide popularity as a card game (that includes free games). At present, the online skill gaming segment is significantly large with more than 30 gaming operators and 70 million+ online users across India.

TRF Seal is a mark of trust and safety which will be awarded to member operators/ companies who follow and comply with the TRF Code of Conduct. 

He asserted that the TRF Seal can be suspended and/or cancelled in case of any non-compliance on an ongoing basis.

Talking about TRF  Barde claimed that it is  an independent industry body, which aims to facilitate online skill gaming and rummy operators to adopt a common set of standards with the goal of building a self-regulatory framework that helps to protect player interests. 

TRF is supported by majority of online rummy operators – our existing members represent >95% of the total market in terms of revenues.


Recognition and Awards motivate sportsperson to give their best: Rani Rampaul

Harpal Singh Bedi

New Delhi:  Ace striker and Women’s hockey team captain  Rani Rampaul  is of the view that  recognition and awards  are a big motivation for a sportsperson to excel.

A player tends to give her/his best if  performance (s)  is appreciate and recoganized ,  said Rani  on the sidelines of the FICCI India Sports Awards  

The striker admitted that the 2018/19 has been very good for her and  her team.They  qualified for  the 2020 Tokyo Olympics, where for the first time  Indian Women Team will make back-to-back appearances in the most prestigious sporting event.

Otherwise also Indian women team performed impressively in the qualifiers and other fixtures in which they scored  victories against quality sides like Spain, Ireland, Japan, China, Korea, England among other countries.      Rani agrees that  she is beneficiary of  team’s good showing.  The good showing  has brought several accolades, awards and recognition in this past one year.    It is a new era for women’s hockey in the country. “The fact that people never expected any great result from the Indian Women’s Team always bothered us. No one expected us to win, just a participation would bring satisfaction. But now I see that attitude change towards the Indian Women’s Hockey Team. We have proved with our performances in 2018 and 2019 that we can achieve greatness too,” 

While winnings awards and being recognised spurs her to do better, Rani also sees this as a positive step towards drawing more attention to Indian Women’s Hockey. 

“Personally this award is a big boost for me to do better and contribute to my team’s performance. I also think this kind of recognition highlights Indian Women’s Hockey among a different genre of people who are not necessarily hockey followers. I believe this will only help the sport grow. I would love to see the Indian Team inspire more women take up the sport professionally,” she added. 

The Indian Team is currently in Bengaluru for the ongoing National Coaching Camp till 15 December . After a three-week break for Christmas and New Year, the core group will return to camp on 5 January 2020 to prepare for the New Zealand Tour. “One of the primary focus for us will be on fitness and recovery. While the plan is to play top quality matches against good teams in the lead up to the Olympics, all of us need to manage our body and mind well. We will need to peak at the right time and going by the weather in Tokyo around the time of the Olympics, I believe fitness will play a huge part in how teams fair,” Rani said

Motorsport: JK Tyre Orange 4X4 Fury set for showdown between MOCA and BODA

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Dambuk (Arunachal Pradesh): Marabhum Offroaders Club of Arunachal and BODA will be the cynosure of all eyes as the 6th edition of the JK Tyre Orange 4X4 Fury gets underway here in the serene and quaint Dambuk Valley.

MOCA, were the surprise package last year and stunned everyone in the fray with their fearless and tactical driving to win the title. They will fancy their chances again this year and will definitely try and use their local knowledge to the optimum in pursuit of glory.

However, it won’t be an easy affair for them as they would face a strong challenge from BODA, one of the most experienced off-roading teams of India. BODA, winner here in 2017 will have a strong edge going into the event and will for sure eager to underline their supremacy this year.

Other teams that will fancy their chances in this event will be NIOC from Delhi, R&T Catalyst from Kottayam, Team Fairmont from Mumbai and DOT of Goa. 

The 4X4 Fury which is being held at the backdrop of the famous ‘Orange Festival of Adventure & Music’ will test the skills of the team in a challenging format comprising long marathon stages. This will be the first time such a format is being followed in an off-roading competition.

Considered as one of the toughest off-roading events of India, the competitors will have to negotiate natural and grueling obstacles like swamps, steep riverbanks, boulder-filled riverbeds and tracks through verdant rainforests. The event will be a tough test of man and machine over the next few days. This is a calendar event of Arunachal Pradesh Tourism that is focused on promoting adventure sports in the state.

Big Bout Indian Boxing League: Bombay Bullets beat Gujarat Giants to stay in contention

Harpal  Singh Bedi

New Delhi: Riding on  Naveen Boora and Ananta Chopade”s  heroics Bombay Bullets  overpowered  fancied Gujarat Giants 4-3 to stay alive in  the Big Bout Indian Boxing League .

The win helped Bombay Bullets (11 points from three matches) regain a top four position behind leaders Gujarat Giants (17 from four), Odisha Warriors (13 points from four), Punjab Panthers (12 points from three) and alongside NE Rhinos (11 points from three). Earlier, the Rhinos picked up a win by a point that Odisha Warriors’ Uzbek import Jasurbek Latipov gifted by being disqualified.

With 14 points in their kitty , Gujarat Giants  decided  to rest  skipper Amit Pangal (52kg class), former world champion Sarita Devi (women’s 60kg) and Mohammed Husamuddin (57kg).  And  after winning the toss, they blocked Chirag’s 57kg class bout against Kavinder  Bisht.

For Bombay Bullets, who fielded an unchanged line-up in their three matches, Naveen Boora and Ananta Chopade were the heroes . The effervescent 20-year-old Naveen Boora beat Duryodhan  Negi in a hard-fought 69kg battle.  Ananta Chopade (52kg) was a class act as he gained a unanimous verdict over Pangal’s replacement, Sanjay Kumar.

These victories sandwiched winning efforts by Spaniard Emmanuel Reyas who beat British champion Scott Forrest in the 91kg battle and skipper Ingrit Lorena Valencia who held back a challenge by Monika in the women’s 51kg bout for the team to open up a 4-0 lead over the table-toppers.

Gujarat Giants needed to pick up at least a win to retain their place at the top of the table and the first of three wins came through Parveen Hooda. The recently-crowned South Asian Games champion outclassed Spaniard Melissa Noemi Gonzalez in the women’s 60kg bout by making the most of her height and reach to quell Bombay Bullets’ hopes of storming higher on the charts.

Gujarat Giants  showcased some of their might through Ashish Kumar who won the third time in four starts, this time picking up a unanimous verdict over Prayag Chauhan. Poonam rallied from being at the receiving end in the opening round of her Youth Women’s 57kg bout to turn the tables on Priya Kushwaha to earn her third successive victory.