The parent company of online rummy website RummyCircle, Play Games24x7 Pvt. Ltd has temporarily shelved plans to launch a real money horse racing website in India, local media reports.
Reports of the website’s imminent launch was first reported in September by Glaws, which pointed to a website called ‘turfbets.com’, owned by Play Games24x7 Pvt. Ltd.
The horse racing website was said to give customers based in India the best horse betting experience with races from North America, United Kingdom, and France.
However, it is now understood that the company was only testing the product with a closed group, and has no intention of launching the website to the public – which “can potentially attract negative publicity and be misunderstood as a gambling product,” according to a new Glaws report.
The company has not indicated any reasons for discontinuing the website, or whether it would be relaunched.