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

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The All India Gaming Federation (AIGF) has welcomed Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s initiative to scrap Rs. 500 and Rs. 1000 currency notes.

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Golden Globe Hotels Private Limited has promised not to operate its offshore casino until the next hearing even if granted a license by the state government.

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