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The Law Commission of India has begun proceedings to examine the feasibility of legalizing betting in sports.

Spartan Poker, one of India’s leading poker websites is reportedly in the centre of a legal scuffle between Pokerguru.in promoter Rajat Agarwal and promoter of the Indian Poker Championship (IPC), Amin Rozani.

India's racing industry has been stirred after a document went viral on a social media app, which could mean racing revenues become subject to the same tax rate as alcohol and tobacco.

The demonetization of high currency notes by the NDA government will likely have an impact on cock fighting betting revenues.

The National Students’ Union of India (NSUI) has passed a resolution demanding a ban on onshore and offshore casinos in Goa.

Goa’s offshore casinos have been hit hard ever since Prime Minister Narendra Modi moved to scrap the 500 and 1,000 rupee notes in early November.

 

The All India Gaming Federation recently conducted a one-day study and panel discussion throwing the spotlight on the tiny state of Sikkim, one of only three in the country where gambling is legal, with participants noting it could be a model for the rest of India to follow.

 

 

The All India Gaming Federation recently conducted a one-day study and panel discussion throwing the spotlight on the tiny state of Sikkim, one of only three in the country where gambling is legal, with participants noting it could be a model for the rest of India to follow. The tiny Himalayan state has been leading the way in terms of gambling legalization, permitting sportsbetting, online betting and casinos. 

 



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Telangana police have filed a case against online rummy website ace2three.com following complaints that the company was duping players by manipulating its software.

Amaya Inc says it is “reviewing the applicability” of Australia’s new gambling bill, which proposes to outlaw online poker and casino.

The approach to tackling India’s massive illegal gambling market is too piecemeal to make a real dent in the problem and experts say the only real way to curb the practice is to provide a legal framework.

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