India roundup: fantasy sports and Kerala lottery

The High Court of Punjab and Haryana has ruled that online fantasy games require skill and therefore can’t be considered gambling, which is illegal.

The observations were made by Justice Amit Rawal recently after a resident of Chandigarh, Varun Gumber, approached the court claiming that he had been a victim of illegal gambling on fantasycricket.dream11.com.

Meanwhile, the Mizoram government has called off sale of its lottery in Kerala, a report by News18 channel on Friday said. Mizoram withdrew its lottery from Kerala in view of the LDF government in Kerala objecting to its sale in the state, The government claimed there were irregularities in the printing and distribution of Mizoram lottery tickets in Kerala.

Kerala finance minister Thomas Isaac said the withdrawal was a triumph of the determination shown by the LDF government to save the state from the ‘lottery mafia’.

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A poker club in the Santacruz area of Mumbai was raided by the Crime Branch of the Mumbai police on Friday.

IndiaTuesday, Oct 17, 2017

India casino operator Delta Corp saw its net profit surge 34.1 percent in the second quarter ending September 30, 2017.

IndiaTuesday, Oct 17, 2017

India’s cricket regulator, the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) has sent a notice to british businessman Raj Kundra for the use of “IPL” in promoting Match Indian Poker League.

IndiaSunday, Oct 15, 2017

The Kerala government says it is expecting to generate Rs.10,000 crores (US$1.5 billion) in lottery revenue for the 2017-18 fiscal year, after a decision was made to increase the number of daily printed tickets.

IndiaFriday, Oct 13, 2017

Offshore casino vessel MV Lucky 7 may move out of Goa this week, as it is likely to be towed to Jaigad dockyard for permanent repairs.

IndiaWednesday, Oct 11, 2017

Indian gambling giant Delta Corp has announced the launch of the World Gaming Festival, a 5-day extravaganza offering “world-class” entertainment, international cuisine and gaming.

IndiaSunday, Oct 08, 2017

The Supreme Court has dismissed a petition filed by Krida Sports and Games Pvt Ltd challenging the validity of the online rummy ban in Telangana, Andhra Pradesh and Tamil Nadu.