of India’s upcoming Fantasy Sports platforms, Playdude
users to play Fantasy Cricket, Football, Kabaddi, Hockey and many more sports.
is Fantasy Gaming?
gaming is a type of online game where participants create virtual
teams of real players of a sport. These teams compete based on the
statistical performance of those players in actual matches.
do I sign up?
get easier than this! Once you choose your sport, fill up a short
many accounts can I create with one Number on Playdude?
are rules! Only one account can be associated with one Number on Playdude. Creating multiple accounts through a single user is
banned and violates our Fair Play Policy (Fair Play
I update / edit my information?
COURSE! Simply log into Playdude and click on ‘ Edit Profile ’
button where you can update/edit your name and contact info. BUT
REMEMBER, the team name chosen by you and the email ID registered
once cannot be changed.
confirmation received after Signing Up?
there are two possibilities –
It could have been marked as ‘ Spam ’ by your mailbox. Please check
your spam mail and mark the email from Playdude as ‘Not Spam’.
You might have misstyped your email address during registration. For
any assistance, please reach out to us via our Contact Us (Link)
do I play on Playdude?
these steps to play on Playdude
Register/Log into Playdude and choose your preferred sport
(Cricket/Football). You can always change to another sport after your
Click on the ‘ Create Team ’ button on the upcoming match
you want to join and play. Contests open 48 to 96 hours before the
Create your Team of 11 players within an assigned budget using
various combinations to fit in your best 11 players.
Choose your Captain and Vice-Captain from the 11 players you have
Join free or cash contests. Cash contests let you win cash but may
require an entry fee, which can be paid through multiple payment
options like Credit Cards, Debit Cards, Net banking, PayTM and PayU
Create a contest and challenge your friends (cash or free rooms)
The moment the live match starts, the team you have selected starts
earning points based on actual performances of
the players in your selected team. Scores are updated in frequent
intervals during the live match.
Final rankings against earned points are listed once the match has
According to different contests and rooms you have participated in,
you will have different pay outs.
does a contest start on Playdude?
contest (cricket or football) on Playdude
starts as soon as the
deadline for the match ends. The deadline to final make changes to
your team is set 1 hour before the start of the match.
contest becomes live 48 to 96 hours before the actual match.
if one of my chosen players does not play in the match?
carefully! Any player chosen by you who does not feature in the match
unfortunately does not get any points.
many players do I need to create a team?
need to choose 11 players to create a team with 3-5 bowlers, 3-5
batsmen, 1-3 All-Rounders and 1 Wicket-Keeper.Football
need to choose 11 players to create a team with a minimum of 3-5
Midfielders, 3-5 Defenders, 1-3 Strikers and 1 Goalkeeper.
many players can be chosen from one team?
maximum of 7 players from one team can be chosen with the other
players coming from the other team (for cricket and football) and a
maximum of 3 in case of Badminton, Boxing & Tennis.
I have exhausted my credits before completing my team. How do I
that’s the test! You need to complete your squad within the virtual
credit limit assigned to you!
does a ‘ Captain ’ help my team?
Captain can be a game changer for your team! A Captain earns 2 times
the points and a Vice Captain earns 1.5 times the points the player
scores in Cricket & Football.
Captain earns 1.5 times the points in case of Badminton, Boxing &
I make changes after I create a team?
unlimited changes to your team any time before the deadline has
I make changes to my team after the deadline has passed?
snooze you lose! You can only create and edit your team before the
deadline, which is set at 1 hour prior to the start of the match.
are the squads for matches updated on Playdude?
squads for matches featured on Playdude keep getting updated till
the deadline for that match as per the alerts received from our data
providers. Keep checking for such updates till the deadline for the
can I see my team's rank?
on the ‘LIVE’ section under the ‘Contest’ tab where you can
see all the rooms you are playing in and in the same section you can
see your rank. These are updated frequently while the match is
on-going. Once the match is completed, you can find your contest and
rank under the ‘Completed’ Contest Section.
can I change my team’s name?
mentioned earlier, please choose your team name after a lot of
thought as it’s permanent. Once chosen, you can’t change the name
of your team.How
do I create multiple teams for the same contest?
you are about to join another room of a contest you have already
joined, you get an option of making another team when you are about
to pay the entry fee.
can create and join multiple rooms with same or different teams
depending on the room rules.
I choose which of my teams will compete in a room after joining (Team
1 or Team 2)?
course! You can choose your team in a room (Choose Team 1 or Team 2
to compete), BUT ONLY TILL THE DEADLINE!
do I score points?
points are dependent on the basis of your team’s performance in the
live match. So pick your best team combination to have a chance at
winning! Check out the ‘Fantasy Points
System’ (LINK) section on the ‘How
to play’ (LINK) page to know more.
do the points get updated?
are usually updated within minutes of the live event happening. The
final points which includes your team’s total are calculated once
the match has finished. The winners and the winnings are declared and
distributed after our team has verified the points.
have created my team before the deadline but I can’t see any
are awarded/updated only after the live match has begun.
website do you refer to update the points?
get live score updates from the reputed sports data provider and
points are calculated accordingly.
position of the player will be as given by the Data Provider or
pre-decided in the roster while you are creating Teams. Points will
be calculated per the position defined in the contest roster.
example – If a player is termed as a batsman, bowler, all-rounder
or wicket keeper (cricket) and forward, mid fielder, defender or
goalkeeper (football), that player will be allocated the same
position in Playdude
points offered to the Man of the Match?
Question! But NO POINTS are offered to the Man of the Match!
in case of the Premier Badminton League, you get double the points if
your chosen player plays a Trump Match per the rules defined by the
if there is a tie ?
there is a tie between 2 or more users, the prize money is equally
divided between the users.
you consider points for a Super Over in a T 20 match?
do not consider the Super Over on Playdude. The runs/wickets scored
by the players are not considered in the records.
you consider points for a Penalty Shootout?
do not consider a Penalty Shootout on Playdude
. The points scored
by the players are not considered in the records.
to cross check my team’s points?
Not! Cross check your points by clicking on the ‘My Contests’
page and under that the completed tab matches tab. We believe in Fair
are the different types of rooms I can join?
at Playdude offer a wide range of options for you to play – both
free and cash! From a minimum 2-member contest, the competitors in
the contest can keep growing!
recommend you play the free contests to first be sure about your
skills and then join the cash contests to reap rewards of your hard
are public & private rooms?
Playdude helps you personalize your options where you can join ‘Public
Rooms’ which are open to all or create a ‘Private Room’ to
challenge your friends for the same contest privately by sending them
a Unique Joining Code. Only those who have the joining code can enter
your Private Room.
do I join a Room?
join a room, click on the ‘Lobby’ button and select a contest you
want to participate in!
entering the contest, there will be multiple room options to select
is a cash and a free room?
Cash room is where you participate by paying an entry fee and
compete with other users to win real money! The prize money will be
awarded to the user/ users who has/have the highest points in the
contest! The distribution of winning(s) is pre-defined for every room
and is listed in the rules/information section of every room.
a Free Room, you compete with other users for your own skill
test and bragging rights! Unlike cash rooms, there is no entry for
free rooms. You get to hone your skill and once confident about your
instincts, you can join cash rooms and win real cash.
do I know if a room has a single winner or more than one winner?
room with more than one winner or multiple winners will have the
number of winners specified under the ‘Winnings’ tab. The
distribution of prize money to winners is pre-defined for every room
and is listed in the rules/information section of every room.
many winners are there for rooms with multiple winners?
winners will vary from room to room. The information on number of
winners in a particular room is shown by clicking on the ‘Multiple
Winners’ tab and will be available as soon the contest is made
happens if a match is abandoned?
the match is abandoned, the corresponding fantasy contest will be
cancelled and the entry fees will be fully refunded.
also includes scenarios where the real match is abandoned without a
single ball being bowled, as well as where the match is abandoned
after it has started.
the real match has a result (i.e., ends in a win to either team or a
tie but not a "no result") even if not played out fully, we
will announce the results of the fantasy contest as per the fantasy
scorecard points accumulated.
happens if a match ends in a tie?
tied match is considered as a completed contest. We will announce the
results of the fantasy contest as per the fantasy scorecard points
accumulated. Just a reminder, bowl-outs and Super Overs in T-20s will
not be considered as part of the fantasy scorecard.
happens if a TEST MATCH is declared as drawn?
the test match is declared drawn with either team (and not
necessarily both) completing a single inning, the corresponding
fantasy contest will be considered to have completed and the entry
fees will not be refunded. The points will be awarded as per the
fantasy scorecard points accumulated.
if the room doesn’t fill up with the required number of
case of a cash/free room, the room will be cancelled and the entry
fee will be fully refunded to your account after the contest has
deadline has passed (1 hour before the match). The rooms marked
‘Guaranteed Rooms’ require a minimum of 2 participants only.
rank keeps going up and down during a match! Why?
chosen players’ performance during a live match dictates the points
you or your opponents score during that period resulting in the rise
or fall of your rank in a room.
I view my opponent’s teams?
you can! The teams of your opponents are kept private up till the
deadline. You can view their teams after the deadline has passed in
compliance with our Fair Play policy (Hyperlink).
do you decide the winner of a contest?
team that scores the highest points at the end of the match will be
announced as the winner of that contest.
do you charge me a fee to enter a contest?
we provide you with a platform to access rooms and play our contests,
we also need to keep improving our services to you and make your
experience even more enjoyable!
the entry fee will be credited back to your Playdyude account in
case of cancelled matches due to abandoned matches. (Please check the
FAQ for ‘What happens if an ODI/T20 match is abandoned?’)
will I be informed if I win a Cash prize?
and points will regularly be updated and displayed during and at the
end of every match. If you win any cash contest, the winnings will be
credited automatically to your registered Playdude wallet within 24
hours from the end of the contest. All cash prizes are subject to
TDS, if the individual cash prize exceeds Rs 10,000, as per Govt.
will the winnings be distributed?
you win any cash contest, the winnings will be credited automatically
to your registered Playdude wallet within twenty four hours from
the end of the contest.
personally verifying the fantasy scorecard with our live cricket
feed, the points and scores are updated after every match. This might
take some time but better late than never! Only after we are sure
that all points and scores are accurate, the final points are updated
and winners are declared.
the amount in my Winnings Account have any expiry date?
there is no expiry for you winnings on PlayDude. However, we do have
a timeline for Bonus Cash to be deducted from your Playdude Wallet
(If user is inactive for 90 days)
case no bank account is provided or you have failed to complete the
verification for the Playdude account, the amount would stand
forfeited by Playdude. Hence it’s important that you get your Playdude account verified as soon as possible. Please check our
Terms & Conditions for detailed information on this aspect.
do I check my Playdude Account Balance?
can always see your Playdude
account balance/ account passbook in
your wallet section with a detailed break-up of your inward/ outward
can I add money?
rocket science! Click on ‘Add Fund’ in your wallet section and
you will be guided through the entire payment process. If you have
any payment related queries, please feel free to reach us from the
Contact Us page. As of now, you can add
money to your Playdude
prepaid wallet by paying through INR Account
Debit Cards, Credit Cards, Net banking, PayTM and PayU Money.
it safe to pay through your website?
To ensure that all payments are safe and secure, we use reputed and
verified third party payment gateways that have multiple security
checks and comply with every single law on online transactions.
do I get notification for my transaction?
all transactions that go through, you can check them in the
Transaction history of your PlayDude's wallet and it usually shows
if my account balance is incorrect?
that’s unusual. For any account related queries, feel free to reach
us from the Contact Us (LINK) page.
if the payment is deducted from my account and not updated in the Playdude account?
assure you transparency! A common reason for this is a delay in
communication from the bank’s end, or if there’s an interruption
when the transaction is being processed.
such a situation arises, our admin adds the money to your PlayDude
out to us from our Contact Us (LINK)
with a screenshot of the transaction error so that we can guide you
I withdraw money from my ‘Unutilized’ Account (Deposits)?
amount deposited in your ‘Unutilized’ Account can only be used to
join contests on Playdude
. This cannot be withdrawn to your bank
account for any reason whatsoever.
is Cash Bonus and how can I get it?
Cash Bonus is a special feature on Playdude. You can earn a cash
bonus as joining bonus or by inviting your friends to Playdude.
Check out our ‘Refer a Friend’ page for further details on
how you can earn a cash bonus.
you can use your cash bonus to join any public cash contests but you
won’t be able to join any private contests with the same.
I withdraw my Cash Bonus?
amount earned in your ‘Cash Bonus’ can only be used to join
public rooms (with minimum 10 users) on Playdude
. This cannot be
withdrawn to your bank account for any reason whatsoever.
important is verification to join Contests on Playdude?
can join Contests even without verifying your account but when you
win Cash Contests, your winnings will be deposited in your Playdude
account. Verification is compulsory before you can make withdrawals
from your Playdude account to your bank account.
do I get my Playdude account verified?
is a step-by-step guide on How to verify your details.
to verify e-mail address?
1 – Click on the More Button on the Bottom Right Corner
Step 2 –
Go To My Profile
Step 3 – Click on Edit Profile on the Top Right
Step 4 – Enter your Email Address and click on Send
Step 5 – Enter
the OTP that you have received on your email and click on
to verify phone number?
1 - Click on the
More Button on the Bottom Right Corner
Step 2 - Go
To My Profile
Step 3 - Click
on Edit Profile on the Top Right Corner
Step 4 -
Enter your mobile number and click on "Send OTP"
- Enter the OTP that you have received on your phone and click on
to upload PAN Card?
1 – Click on the More Button on the Bottom Right Corner
– Go To My Profile
Step 3 – Click on Edit Profile on the Top
Step 4 – Enter your PAN number
Step 5 – Upload
an Image of your PAN Card
do I need a PAN Card verification on Playdude?
is one of the few Fantasy Sports Platforms in India where you can
win real cash legally! Your withdrawals on Playdude
transfer of money from your Playdude
account to your bank account,
and hence PAN Card becomes a mandatory requirement as a proof of
did my verification fail?
of the most common reasons for your verification to fail are
mentioned below -
- PAN Card (mandatory) is not uploaded as id proof for verification
Your withdrawals on Playdude
involve transfer of money. Therefore,
PAN Card is mandatory to get your Playdude
account verified. We
request you to upload a clear image of your PAN Card.
- PAN number on the card does not match with the PAN number entered
during verification request
We recommend you to cross check the PAN number that you have typed to
- Date of Birth on the PAN Card does not match with the Date of Birth
on your Playdude account
Please make sure that you enter the exact Date of Birth on the
verification request, as it appears on the PAN Card
- Name on the PAN Card does not match with the name on the bank
You can withdraw money from your Playdude
account only to your own
bank account. Hence, the name on the PAN Card and bank account need
- IFSC code provided in the bank details is incorrect/belongs to a
different bank branch than the one mentioned for verification
If you provide the wrong IFSC code, your money could be transferred
to someone else's account. So, make sure you enter the correct code.
You can find the IFSC code in your cheque book, passbook or bank
statements. If you're not sure, please contact your bank to get the
- The documents uploaded by you are not clear/visible
documents won’t harm anybody! Please help us by uploading clear
documents so that we can verify your details quickly.
- Bank account number entered in verification request does not match
with account number appearing on the uploaded proof.
We don’t want your earned money going to someone else’s account!
So please ensure that you enter the exact bank account number in the
verification request, as it appears on the bank account proof.
do I withdraw money from my Playdude Account?
can only withdraw your Playdude
once your account is verified (this
is one time process)
your account is verified, you can withdraw the desired amount (min.
Rs.50 and max. Rs.2,00,000 at a time) and it will be deposited
into your bank account within 24 hours.
bank account details do I need to provide for
need to know that the money is going to the right person! So, we need
you to provide the following bank account details: Name of the bank,
Name of the branch, Name of account holder, account no. and IFSC
the paid version of Fantasy Cricket legal in India?
please review the Legality section on our website for more details.
I allowed to play if I’m under the age of 18?
is strictly for users who are at least 18 years of age.
I have to pay taxes when I withdraw money to my bank account?
are deducted at source wherever applicable and paid out by us, as per
the Income Tax Act 1961. Winners will be provided TDS certificates in
respect of such tax deductions, if applicable. However, you shall be
responsible for payment of any other applicable tax, including but
not limited to, income tax, gift tax, etc. in respect of the Cash
Prizes money won. If you have any queries regarding taxation, we
strongly suggest that you consult with a tax expert. For more
information please check our Terms and Conditions.
are the taxes applicable if I win more than Rs.10,000?
per the Income Tax Act 1961, if your individual winnings for a single
Contest are more than Rs.10,000, tax of 30.9% will be deducted. The
remaining amount (69.10%) will be credited to your winnings balance.
For e.g. If you win Rs.1,00,000, tax of Rs.30,900 will be deducted
and your actual winnings are Rs.69,100.
is not allowed on Playdude?
are very strict about certain rules and don’t mind taking extreme
steps if rules are not followed. Here are some of them.
of multiple accounts by one user
of multiple accounts by misusing a referral code to get cash bonus
of fake documents or uploading someone else's documents
Personnel and their immediate relatives (including their parents,
siblings, spouses and children) will not participate in any
pay-to-play fantasy sports contest,with other users, offered by the
safe is it to enter my card details on Playdude?
are very careful with your details and we do not store your
credit/debit card details with us, including your CVV number. We only
work with trusted third party payment gateways with 3D secure
authentication to guarantee safety & security of all your