The Meghalaya Gaming Commission has appointed igaming veteran Jaydeep Chakravartty as an expert member.
In March 2021, the Meghalaya state cabinet passed the Meghalaya Regulation of Gaming Act, becoming the third Indian state after Goa and Sikkim to officially legalize real money gaming. The state government is seeking to raise revenue and gambling firms will need to have a license and pay tax.
The Gaming Commission will establish legislation to ensure that games are played fairly and simultaneously it will act as an expert body that would address disputes between gaming operators and players.
“Meghalaya Gaming Commission is India’s first and only Gaming Commission and it is a privilege to be chosen to be part of this,” Chakravartty says. “It is the vision of the Honorable Chief Minister of Meghalaya, Conrad Sangma and Honorable Minister James Sangma to ensure player’s rights are protected and we create a vibrant gaming ecosystem which will generate revenue for the exchequer and I am looking forward to playing my role in this.”
Jaydeep is a veteran iGaming Consultant and now a member of India’s first and sole Gaming Commission.
Jaydeep has worked with some of the leading Gaming Businesses worldwide. He was Vice President (Commercials) at Markor Technology (earlier Nektan PLC) and expanded Markor’s reach in established and emerging Markets in Asia and Africa. Before Markor/ Nektan, Jaydeep worked with Ingenuity Gaming since their foray into eGaming. Jaydeep has vast experience in the gaming industry at senior level, including executive roles at leading Gaming brands Ladbrokes, 32Red and Cozy Games.