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A fifth company has received a license to operate online poker from the Nagaland government, according to Glaws.

The Maharashtra government is raising its tax per draw on lotteries by Rs 30,000 (US$458) to Rs 100,000 from July 1, 2017.

Goa Governor Mridula Sinha has said that casinos should be allowed to remain in Goa, despite comments from the ruling BJP Party that it wishes to ban the properties.

Casinos in the state of Goa may gain a reprieve after the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP), which had vowed to close the properties, unexpectedly failed to garner any support.

A battle over the ownership of the Spartan Poker brand in India has moved ahead with Spartan Poker filing a civil suit in the Calcutta High Court against rival Spartan Online Pvt.

Golden Globe Hotels Private Ltd. looks set to get the go-ahead for the sixth floating casino on Goa’s River Mandovi after the High Court told the government it has no objection to the license.

The Law Commission of India is examining whether sports betting and gambling in casinos can be legalized.

Delta Corp Ltd. has been given the shareholder green-light to merge with Gauss Networks, the parent company of poker website Adda52.

Six daily newspapers in Maharashtra have been ordered by the High Court of Bombay to cease the publication of “matka numbers”.

Goa’s casinos are awaiting the results of elections that may be key to their future, as well as to broader efforts to push for further legalization of gambling across India.

Goa’s casinos are awaiting the results of elections that may be key to their future, as well as to broader efforts to push for further legalization of gambling across India. While previous administrations have threatened to close down the operations whilst in opposition, they have failed to follow through once in power. This time around there is another threat. An upstart political party that dominated elections in the capital area of New Delhi is expected to make a strong showing and threatens the future of the casinos.



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