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 India’s Law Commission recognizes the government would raise substantial revenue from regulating the country’s $60 billion gambling industry, but its chairman says the legal body has not yet made up its mind on the issue.

 

India’s Law Commission recognizes the government would raise substantial revenue from regulating the country’s $60 billion gambling industry, but its chairman says the legal body has not yet made up its mind on the issue. Justice Balbir Singh Chauhan was giving the opening remarks to a conference hosted by the All India Gaming Federation and the Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry in New Delhi last week.



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Sachar Gaming Pvt. Ltd. is the first company to be awarded a license to operate multiple games by the state of Nagaland.

A fifth company has received a license to operate online poker from the Nagaland government, according to Glaws.

The Maharashtra government is raising its tax per draw on lotteries by Rs 30,000 (US$458) to Rs 100,000 from July 1, 2017.

Goa Governor Mridula Sinha has said that casinos should be allowed to remain in Goa, despite comments from the ruling BJP Party that it wishes to ban the properties.

Casinos in the state of Goa may gain a reprieve after the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP), which had vowed to close the properties, unexpectedly failed to garner any support.

A battle over the ownership of the Spartan Poker brand in India has moved ahead with Spartan Poker filing a civil suit in the Calcutta High Court against rival Spartan Online Pvt.

Golden Globe Hotels Private Ltd. looks set to get the go-ahead for the sixth floating casino on Goa’s River Mandovi after the High Court told the government it has no objection to the license.

The Law Commission of India is examining whether sports betting and gambling in casinos can be legalized.

Delta Corp Ltd. has been given the shareholder green-light to merge with Gauss Networks, the parent company of poker website Adda52.

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