India

India’s skill-based games market is expected to grow over $3.6 billion in the next six years.

The Kerala government has ordered a probe into single-digit lotteries after complaints of lottery fraud.

The Gujarat High Court has asked the state government to inform whether poker falls into the category of gambling, following a petition filed by the Indian Poker Association.

A city-based social activist has petitioned the commissioner of police to take down a number of online rummy websites.

The Indian Poker Association has moved for the Gujarat High Court to declare poker a ‘game of skill’ after the city’s police stopped the game from being played at a YMCA club last week.

A number of casino operators in Goa are under the government’s scrutiny for suspected tax evasion.

Indian conglomerate Essel (Zee) Group is planning to start an offshore casino in Goa by the name of 'Casino Maharaja', according to inside sources.

The Andhra Pradesh state government has received six proposals to open casinos in the state, including one in the Krishna River.

The Bombay High Court has admitted a PIL which demands an immediate ban of illegal online lotteries in Maharashtra, for final hearing.

India’s authorities lack a coherent approach when it comes to tackling rampant illegal gambling, with criminal syndicates often enjoying political patronage from a ruling class which has publicly opposed legalization of the industry. 

India’s authorities lack a coherent approach when it comes to tackling rampant illegal gambling, with criminal syndicates often enjoying political patronage from a ruling class which has publicly opposed legalization of the industry. The country’s approach to tackling the problem is as fragmented as the legislation covering the sector.



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