Paytm First Games has been relisted on Google Play Store, the gaming app of fintech company Paytm said in a blog post on Wednesday, nearly three weeks after it was taken down from the dominant app store.Paytm First Games said it had realigned its promotion strategies, which Google had termed as “policy violations” earlier.
Google’s Play Store does not allow any real money-based fantasy gaming application or the promotion of such apps through verified store apps. Even leading cash-based fantasy gaming platforms such as Dream 11 are not on Play Store.
Paytm First Games, however, accused Google of exhibiting “dangerous” and “extra-judicial monopolistic powers” in interpreting policies for commercial benefit and disbarring apps “arbitrarily”.
“While Google does not allow us to promote our ‘pro’ app on our own free app or Paytm app, we can promote it on Google and YouTube by paying hefty fees to Google,” Paytm First Games said in the blog post, referring to the practice of paid ads on Google search and its video sharing platform