Games24x7 crosses Rs 2,000 Cr income in FY23; controls losses

Real money gaming platform Games24x7 has continued to grow its scale: their collection grew 70% year-on-year in FY23. The controlled spending on employee benefits and advertising helped the Mumbai-based firm keep its losses in check during the same period.

Games24x7’s revenue from operations grew 70.1% to Rs 1,988 crore in FY23 from Rs 1,169 crore in FY22, its consolidated financial statements filed with the Registrar of Companies show.

Games24x7 mainly runs RummyCircle and the fantasy sports platform, My11Circle. The platform fee deducted for joining tournaments or contests is the primary source of revenue for Games24x7 which accounted for 99% of the operating income. The rest of the operating revenue comes from selling virtual items in freemium games.

The company also added Rs 35 crore from the interest and gain on current investment tallying the overall income to Rs 2,023 crore in FY23.

For the gaming platform, advertisement and business promotion expenses accounted for 66% of the overall expenditure, which surged by 61.7% to Rs 1,421 crore in FY23 from Rs 879 crore in FY22.

Expenses Breakdown

Total ₹ 1,497 Cr
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Total ₹ 2,147 Cr
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  • Employee benefits
  • Advertising promotional
  • Legal professional
  • Travelling
  • Training recruitment
  • Subscriptions membership
  • Others

The firm’s burn on employee benefits, legal, traveling, training, recruitment, subscription membership, and other overheads took its overall expenditure up by 43.4% to Rs 2147 crore in FY23.

The 70% growth in scale and controlled cost helped the firm’s losses go down to Rs 199 crore in FY23 from Rs 282 crore in FY22. Its ROCE and EBITDA margin improved to -18% and -4.6%, respectively. On a unit level, it spent Rs 1.08 to earn a rupee in FY23.


FY22 FY23
EBITDA Margin -24% -4.6%
Expense/₹ of Op Revenue ₹1.28 ₹1.08
ROCE -48% -18%

Games 24×7 has raised over $107 million to date including its $75 million round led by Malabar Investment at a valuation of $2.5 billion. According to the startup data intelligence platform TheKredible,  Tiger Global is the largest external stakeholder with 22.39%.

In March, Games24x7’s My11Circle became the new fantasy sports official partner for IPL (Indian Premier League) for five years, outbidding its rival Dream11. Games24X7 also said that it has tripled its marketing investment this year. This will reflect in the company’s financial performance in FY25.

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