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The Turf Authorities of India (TAI) has approached Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley to discuss GST implications on horse-betting.

Indian online poker companies Quantumskill Gaming and Tech. Pvt. Ltd. and WYZ Games Pvt. Ltd. have received licenses from the Nagaland state government to operate online games of skill, local media reports.

The newly awarded licenses takes the total number of companies with licenses under the Nagaland Prohibition of Gambling & Promotion and Regulation of Online Games of Skill Act 2016 to four.

India's home department has reportedly redrafted some of Goa's casino laws similar to those in Macau, local media reports.

The Nagaland government has started the process of issuing licenses for online games of skill.

To coin a popular phrase, 2016 really has been a year of two halves in the Asian gaming industry. To continue with the cliches, it’s also fair to say there have been a few curved balls along the route.

To coin a popular phrase, 2016 really has been a year of two halves in the Asian gaming industry. To continue with the cliches, it’s also fair to say there have been a few curved balls along the route. Industry experts gave us their views of the year just passed, with the good, the bad and the ugly.



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The Election Commission of India (ECI) has asked the Goa government to keep a strict watch on casinos to ensure they are not used to distribute money during upcoming state assembly elections.

Kerala's Finance Minister T. M. Thomas Isaac says the new Goods and Services Tax (GST) will lead to a “serious erosion” of the state's lottery revenues - currently worth around Rs. 4,000 crore per year (US$592.9 million).

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.

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