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Bollywood Actress And IPL Owner Calls On Government To Legalize Betting

Sports betting is illegal in India but still flourishes due to illegal betting operators. The massive demand for sports betting in India has caused these unlicensed operators to flourish throughout India and cause a massive concern for the authorities. Cricket is by far India’s most popular sport and the Indian Premier League (IPL) is the […]


Online Rummy Is Now Illegal In Telangana

The government of Telangana’s decision to ban online rummy contradicts its previous policy of inviting investments into the online gambling industry. Now that the government has amended its laws to criminalize online rummy, all those who play online will be prosecuted and those who promote the game will be penalized. The Telangana state cabinet approved […]

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Goa Government Decides To Ban Goans From Entering Casinos

Goa which is one of the more liberal states in India is about to witness a crackdown on its party and entertainment industry as the BJP government led by Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar launched a crackdown against rave parties and the casino industry. Parrikar who was elected in March for a second term in office […]

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Nagaland Government Approves First Online Skill Gaming License

There are a number of states in India that are currently debating the possibility of legalizing the online gaming industry and approving sports betting and games such as poker which will fall under the category of skill-games. While states like Maharashtra, Kerala and Hyderabad consider the pros and cons of legalizing these online skill games, […]


Goa Casino Business Struggles To Stay Afloat Post Demonetization

Casino vessels moored off the shores of Goa are on the verge of sinking, as a result of Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s sudden demonetization announcement. The cash crunch has caused punters to be wary of gambling and has forced casinos to temporarily shut shop. A casino employee lamented that ever since the announcement was made;  business was […]


Cops Expose Delhi’s Illegal Casino Culture

The recent arrest of 46 people from the Indian capital in two separate cases of illegal casino operations at farmhouses, in Sainik Farms and Vasant Kunj, has given authorities an insight as to how these illegal casinos function in the capital. The gambling scene in Delhi has evolved enormously, from seedy basements to a better […]


Demonetization Plan Hits Casinos In Goa And Forces Them To Shutdown Business

Fortunes of offshore casino operators in Goa continue to remain uncertain due to the sudden demonetization of 500 and 1,000 rupee notes as announced Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi on November 8. The demonetization operation was announced to combat black-money, corruption, terror-financing and counterfeit notes but has also had a tremendous impact on the common […]


Andhra Pradesh Government Considering Possibility Of Developing Island Into Casino And Entertainment Resort

The casino industry is only legalized in Daman, Sikkim and Goa but that has not stopped other states like Kerala, Maharashtra and the bifurcated state of Andhra Pradesh from entertaining the possibility of passing an amendment that would legalize the casino industry. The state government has been considering the possibility of developing the Bhavani island […]