India

Delta Corp. chairman Jaydev Mody has become the new co-owner of the Goa Indian Super League (ISL) football team, purchasing a 65 percent stake.

The All India Gaming Federation (AIGF) has announced its launch event at Hotel Shangri-La’s Eros in New Delhi on August 3, 2016.

Lawmakers in the Indian state of Maharashtra are considering moves to legalize casino gambling, while the Supreme Court has handed the decision on whether to allow sports betting over to politicians.

 

Lawmakers in the Indian state of Maharashtra are considering moves to legalize casino gambling, while the Supreme Court has handed the decision on whether to allow sports betting over to politicians. Both moves are being followed closely by the industry, which views India as a potential sleeping giant in Asian gaming. With its 1 billion-plus population and rapidly expanding middle class, the market is seen as having huge potential. 

 



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Opposition Bhararitya Janata Party (BJP) is protesting the Congress government’s move to encourage the opening of casinos in Puducherry.

A number of India-based online poker companies are reporting success by hosting offline poker tournaments in order to attract more players to their sites.

The Supreme Court has passed on the responsibility of determining whether to legalize betting in India.

The Directorate of Enforcement has initiated steps to attach the property of lottery king Santiago Martin.

Goa’s Chief Minister Laxmikant Parsekar has not been able to put an end to the casino business, despite protests from the public and other politicians.

Newly appointed Puducherry Chief Minister, V Narayanasamy said there is a possibility that offshore casinos will be allowed in the region, emulating Goa to boost tourism and attract visitors from other states.

Sikkim Krantikari Morcha (SKM), the principal opposition party in Sikkim has claimed credit for the recent decision to ban locals in the state’s casinos.

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