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Dream11 acquires fantasy cricket stock broking platform Sixer

Ishita Nigam

9 Oct 2023

Founded in 2018 in New Delhi, Sixer allows users to invest in fantasy stocks of cricket players. Stock prices vary as per the cricketer’s on-field performance.

To offer an add-on thrill on its platform, fantasy sports platform Dream11 acquired the fantasy cricket stockbroking platform Sixer last month. Delhi-based online trading platform founded in 2018, Sixer lets users trade in fantasy stocks of cricketers. Stock performance varies as per their real life performance on the field. The startup had raised $3 million in June 2021 from Genting Ventures, Bullpen Capital, and Velo Partners.

Dream11 recently received a show cause notice from the Directorate General of GST Intelligence (DGGI) to pay ₹28,000 crores tax as per 28% rate for bets worth ₹100,000 crores placed on its portal since 2017. A 28% GST applies to every deposit made on the portal each time it is rotated via a game. So, tax must be paid for every bet placed on the portal. Industry representatives approached the government to reconsider the GST slab to avoid raising tax liability for the industry.

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