Roland Landers

    Roland Landers is the chief brand officer of Zee Entertainment Enterprises Limited, and also the CEO of the All Indian Gaming Federation.

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    AIGF held All India Gaming Summit 2017

    The All India Gaming Federation (AIGF) held the All India Gaming Summit 2017 on Saturday at the India Habitat Centre in New Delhi. The summit successfully brought together relevant stakeholders on a common platform and addressed topics such as ills of the present system, issues & challenges and self regulation in skill-gaming. The summit also […]

    AIGF announces one-day Sikkim study tour

    The All India Gaming Federation (AIGF) has announced a one-day study tour and panel discussion in Gangtok, Sikkim for its members and for delegates from India and abroad. The one-day event includes a visit to the Golden Gaming betting and online gambling arena, Delta Corp’s new casino, as well as an interactive discussion. “Sikkim, one […]

    AIGF applies for lower tax rate for casinos

    The All India Gaming Federation (AIGF) has reportedly written to the GST Council, asking for a lower tax rate on casino transactions, local media reports. “The transactions of the gaming industry are very different from the regular business transactions and thus require special attention and consideration. If the provisions of the model GST law are […]

    AIGF meets with Kerala state officials

    Kerala may soon become another one of Asia’s gaming destinations should the state government accept the proposal by the All-India Gaming Federation (AIGF). According to Indian Express, an AIGF delegation met Additional Chief Secretary (Home) Nalini Netto and suggested amendments to a government notification on gaming activities issued in 1976.   AIGF wants the government […]

    AIGF establishes charter for skill-based games

    The All India Gaming Federation held its second India Gaming Conclave in Delhi on Tuesday, setting out a charter to establish standards for skill-based gaming in the country.

    Will elections sink Goa’s casinos?

    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.

    Demonetization puts India’s casinos into a spin

    On Nov. 8th, Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi made an unscheduled televised appearance during which he dropped a bombshell for the country’s economy. In an effort to stamp out the black market and tax evasion he announced that the 500 rupee and 1,000 rupee notes in circulation would cease to be legal tender. The move triggered an estimated 80 percent drop in gambling revenue across the country.

    On the road to regulation in India

    In a move likely to give a much-needed and major boost to the gambling industry in India, the All India Gaming Federation, a body that intends to promote legal gambling among other objectives, was launched in Delhi last week, on Wednesday, August 3.

    Private member’s bill sparks online gambling debate

    A private member’s bill recently introduced in parliament is expected to give fresh impetus to the debate on legalizing online gaming and sports betting in India, potentially unlocking one of the world’s largest sports betting markets. The bill was introduced by politician Shashi Tharoor, who belongs to the main Indian National Congress opposition party. According […]
    Goa, Casino Royale

    Mandovi deadline looms as politicians wrangle

    The fate of Goa’s floating casinos is still unclear as a deadline for their removal from the Mandovi River looms, with industry experts urging the government to proceed with caution when it comes to moving them to land.

    IPL to mark bounce back for India’s online fantasy games

    While the legality of sports betting in India remains a question of debate, betting on online fantasy sports (OFS) has been the biggest growth area of the country’s online skill-based gaming industry.