India

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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Delta Corp has set its sights on a leading online rummy website in India, in a deal that would put the casino operator to the top of the skill-based gaming market.

Women’s groups have reportedly joined forces in protest against gambling and rummy in clubs, saying it is responsible for domestic violence, marital discord and child labor.

A Public Interest Litigation (PIL) challenging the operation of offshore casinos in River Mandovi has been filed at the High Court of Bombay.

India is often referred to as the sleeping giant of Asia’s gaming industry, due to the potential of its large and rapidly growing middle class. While gambling is still illegal in most states, a new association has been formed to help push for change. 

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