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Indian authorities dismantle online gambling ring

The operation was carried out by the Uttar Pradesh Special Task Force (UP STF) last Sunday and exposed a network involved in extensive illegal betting activities, according to authorities. Acting on intelligence, the UP STF conducted raids in that state's capital city of Lucknow, resulting in the capture of key members of the gang. The arrested…
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Are Online Casinos Legal In India in 2024?

According to some statistics, roughly 80% of Indian citizens gamble every single year. While gambling has been one of humanity's favorite pastimes since the beginning of civilization, it's important to stress a few things. First, while many gambling activities are illegal or borderline illegal, the problem comes from the lack of clarity. In other…
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Are Online Casinos Legal In India in 2024?
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MIB Warns Celebrities not to Promote Wagering, Gambling

Recently, India's Ministry of Information and Broadcasting (MIB) has warned every social media influencer and endorser to abstain from advertising and promoting offshore gambling and online wagering platforms and surrogate advertising. Specific warning to social media intermediaries: There was a specific advisory to social media…
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MIB Warns Celebrities not to Promote Wagering, Gambling
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Why has online casinos gained popularity in India?

In Indian history, gambling has had a significant presence. Offline casinos were always popular wherever they were available in India but online casinos in the recent past have gained immense popularity. The population of India helps in these cases as if something gets popular then it can have millions of people using it. Such is the case for…
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Online Gambling Laws in India: A Comprehensive Overview

Online gambling has gained significant popularity in India, but navigating the legal landscape surrounding this industry can be challenging. The regulatory framework for online gambling in India is a complex patchwork of federal and state laws, and it's essential for players and operators to understand the legal nuances to ensure compliance and…
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From Smartphones to Slot Machines: The Rise and Risks of Mobile Gambling in India

Mobile gambling, or the use of mobile devices such as smartphones and tablets to play games of chance or skill for money or prizes, is a rapidly growing industry in India. According to a report by KPMG and Google, the online gaming market in India has reached $2.8 billion by 2022, with mobile gaming accounting for 85% of the total revenue. But what…
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From Smartphones to Slot Machines: The Rise and Risks of Mobile Gambling in India
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Unraveling the ‘mirror’ web of gambling apps, websites

New Delhi: A majority of gambling websites blocked by the government on the recommendation of Enforcement Directorate (ED) last Sunday bear links to Mahadev Book platform, HT has learnt. The ministry of electronics and information technology (MeitY) blocked 22 offshore and Indian gambling websites as part of continued crackdown on such apps and…
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India’s Evolving Online Gaming Laws

Online gaming, betting, and gambling are activities that involve playing games or placing bets on the outcome of events using the internet or other digital platforms. These activities can be classified into two broad categories: games of chance and games of skill. Games of chance are those where the outcome is determined by random factors, such as…
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India’s Evolving Online Gaming Laws
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Online gambling Act is fully within the legislative competence of the State, Tamil Nadu govt. asserts before Madras High Court

The Tamil Nadu Prohibition of Online Gambling and Regulation of Online Games Act, 2022, is intra vires (within the legal powers) the legislative competence conferred on the State legislature by the Constitution and not ultra vires as contended by All India Gaming Federation and others, the State government has asserted before the Madras High…
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Online gambling Act is fully within the legislative competence of the State, Tamil Nadu govt. asserts before Madras High Court
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ERGO Analysing Development Impacting Business: Tamil Nadu Bans Online Gambling

1.1 The Tamil Nadu Prohibition of Online Gambling and Regulation of Online Games Bill 2022 (Bill) received the assent of the Governor of Tamil Nadu, Mr R N Ravi, on 7 April 2023. Pursuant to the Madras High Court striking down the Tamil Nadu Gaming and Police Laws (Amendment) Act 20211, the Tamil Nadu government constituted a fivemember committee…
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Why is online gambling so popular in India?

Gambling has been part and parcel of day-to-day life for many people all over the world for years. The ability to wager on a sports team, a specific horse or the cards has made it an enjoyable and exciting way to spend disposable income. The prominence of online gambling in Europe is no surprise. Sport is a huge part of the standard day of most…
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The legality of Online Gambling in India: Current Regulations and What’s Ahead

Recent statistics show that around 40% of Indian adults have gambled at least once on online platforms. It's not a secret that Indians are fond of gambling activities like card games and sports betting. That is why it's not surprising that casino operators see India as one of the countries with a huge potential for market growth. While online…
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The centre-state conundrum: Who should regulate online gaming in India and decide on its legalities- Technology News, Firstpost

This article is a part of a larger series on Online Gaming in India. The previous article deals with the potential and the dangers of online gaming and the need to regulate it urgently. Click the link to read the article. Recently, the Prime Minister's office objected to a differentiation between games of'skill' and games of'chance', calling for…
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The centre-state conundrum: Who should regulate online gaming in India and decide on its legalities- Technology News, Firstpost
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Explained: Tamil Nadu's New Law On Ban Of 'Games Of Chance' And Gambling

The Tamil Nadu government has stated that although only internet gambling has been outlawed in the state, no comprehensive ban on online games has been proposed. They are now asking Governor R. N. Ravi to sign a bill that will outlaw online gambling and govern online games with in state. S. Raghupathy, the state's law minister, noted that no…
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Explained: Tamil Nadu's New Law On Ban Of 'Games Of Chance' And Gambling
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Is it Legal to Play at Online Casinos in India?

Indian gamblers have many questions about the legal status of online gambling in their country. As a result of the complexity of Indian gambling laws, there is no simple answer to this question. In this article, we'll look at the current state of online gambling in India and explain what it all means for Indian players. The first thing to…
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TN governor approves ordinance banning online gambling in state

Tamil Nadu governor RN Ravi on Friday gave his assent to an ordinance to ban online gambling and regulate online gaming in the state. Following his assent, the Tamil Nadu prohibition of online gambling and regulation of online games ordinance, 2022 came into effect. The prohibitions include online gambling, playing online games of chance (namely…
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The Hindu

Tamil Nadu bans online ‘games of chance’ and gambling

Online gambling and online games of chance have been banned in Tamil Nadu. At the same time, the other online games will be regulated. The ban covers rummy and poker, according to an ordinance promulgated by Governor R.N. Ravi on October 1, a copy of which was made available to this newspaper on Friday. A top government official said the date of…
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Tamil Nadu bans online ‘games of chance’ and gambling
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Is it legal to Gamble Online in India? Take a look at Regulations

New Delhi: India's online gaming industry has seen huge growth in the last few years. But is it legal to gamble online in the county? IANS take a look at how the gaming market is regulated and has evolved in the country. For the records, there are only three states where iGaming is regulated in India. These are the states of Goa, Daman, and Sikkim.…
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Gambling on Cricket in India

There are often questions about how much gambling people are allowed to do in India. This is because The Public Gambling Act of 1867 is still the law on gambling - so it's a little bit out of date. More recent laws, including the Federal Information Technology Act (2011), mean that Indian companies aren't allowed to set up their own gambling sites.…
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Pune: Online gambling dens operating behind curtains in lottery shops, video gaming centres busted; 16 arrested

The social security cell of Pune city police raided three online gambling dens allegedly being run under the garb of lottery and video gaming centres in the Kondhwa area, and arrested 16 people. Officials said they are looking for a dozen more suspects. Officials said they had received information that three shops located in two adjacent commercial…
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Pune: Online gambling dens operating behind curtains in lottery shops, video gaming centres busted; 16 arrested
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The Legality Of Online Playing

Gambling is given some consideration under India's founding document, the Constitution. It states that gambling encompasses any action or endeavor whose outcome is determined by or affected by an opportunity or accident. As well as any work that is engaged in or done with an awareness of the possibility of gaining or losing money (e.g., prize…
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ED Files Chargesheet In Online Gambling Case

New Delhi, June 22 (IANS) The Enforcement Directorate (ED) on Wednesday said that it filed a chargesheet on June 3 against two persons, Hardeep Singh and Ankur Khanna before a Special Prevention of Money Laundering (PMLA) court in North Goa's Mapusa. The special court has taken cognizance of it and issued notices to the accused. The ED initiated a…
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ED Files Chargesheet In Online Gambling Case
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ED files chargesheet in online gambling case

New Delhi, June 22 (SocialNews.XYZ) The Enforcement Directorate (ED) on Wednesday said that it filed a chargesheet on June 3 against two persons, Hardeep Singh and Ankur Khanna before a Special Prevention of Money Laundering (PMLA) court in North Goa's Mapusa. The special court has taken cognizance of it and issued notices to the accused. The ED…
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ED files chargesheet in online gambling case
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Legal Situation Of Online Betting In India: What You Should Know

India has one of the growing markets for online casinos and sports betting. Each year, millions of Indians would place bets on sports. MyBetting India reported last year that over 370 million locals would place bets on major sports events like the Indian Premier League. With that number, are these people participating in legal online betting in…
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Legal Situation Of Online Betting In India: What You Should Know
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Why the Popularity of Online Gambling is on the Rise in India

Gambling has been a part of Indian history and culture for a long time. Indians love to play card games and bet on sports and this is why today, online casinos and sportsbooks are gaining more popularity in the country. Indians love to play games like poker and blackjack but now that online casinos know how big the market is in the country, they've…
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online gaming: No proposal no bring online games under ‘gambling’ category: Govt, Telecom News, ET Telecom

The government is aware of risks and user harms linked to involving money transactions and their advertisement through various media channels, but the information technology ministry has no proposal to bring them under the category of'', Parliament was informed on Friday. Minister of State for Electronics and said the government is aware of the…
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online gaming: No proposal no bring online games under ‘gambling’ category: Govt, Telecom News, ET Telecom
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Online Casino Is Booming, Data Reveals Which Indian States Gamble The Most

Statisticians found that India's online gambling demographics are diverse, with just six major cities making up for two-thirds of all internet betting. As India's central government struggles to decide on gambling laws in the country, recent research by media companies shows that this is one of the largest unregulated gambling markets in the world,…
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Is Online Casino Legal in India?

Online gambling increased in popularity with the rise of the pandemic. Due to the restrictions, people were forced to stay home, so entertainment revolved around what they could access, including online gambling. Besides the states of Andhra Pradesh and Telangana that banned all gambling forms, the law can be confusing when it comes to online…
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Online gambling may also invite 2-year jail term

Online gambling may soon come under the ambit of strict gambling laws in Gujarat. At present, those found indulging in online gambling are booked only under the Information Technology law which does not carry a strict punishment. The Gujarat Prevention of Gambling Act, 1887, carries a six-month jail term but is silent on online gambling…
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Online gambling may also invite 2-year jail term
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Karnataka bans online gambling

The Karnataka Legislative Assembly has passed the Karnataka Police (Amendment) Bill, 2021, to ban online gambling and betting involving all forms of wagering, including in the form of tokens valued in terms of money paid before or after their issue. The act seeks to ban all gambling using electronic means and virtual currency, and electronic…
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Karnataka bans online gambling
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The popularity of online Indian casinos.

As you might expect, online gambling is very popular in India. However, the legislation governing this activity is somewhat complex. Players can play at online casinos in India, but this depends on which country they are in. As in America, individual countries can set their own rules and regulations that citizens must follow. Laws do affect the…
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Online Casino Regulations in India

Online casinos are huge in almost every country worldwide; one such country is India. Despite most forms of real-life gambling being banned in the country, online gambling continues to thrive. If land-based gambling is heavily regulated, then how are the regulations for online casinos? It depends on which state, but some can still access the top…
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Karnataka gambling law: ambit, HC challenge

On September 21, the Karnataka legislature passed a legislation to amend the Karnataka Police Act, 1963, making all forms of gambling, including online, a cognisable and non-bailable offence. The Karnataka Police (Amendment) Act, 2021 was notified and came into force on October 5 It was passed in Karnataka despite similar laws introduced in Tamil…
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Karnataka gambling law: ambit, HC challenge
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Games of risk: Gambling laws look to shut out loot boxes

The Karnataka Legislature recently introduced amendments to the Karnataka Police Act, 1963, under the Karnataka Police (Amendment) Bill, 2021. The state sought to prohibit online gambling, namely online games. One of the objects of the amendment is to "curb the menace of gaming through the internet, mobile app". This led to significant doubts both…
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Games of risk: Gambling laws look to shut out loot boxes
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Karnataka High Court To Hear Next Week Challenge To Online Gambling Ban

The Karnataka High Court on Friday said it would on Wednesday (October 27) hear a batch of petitions filed challenging the Constitutional validity of the Karnataka Police (Amendment) Act 2021, by which the state government has banned all online gambling and betting, and provide maximum imprisonment of three years and penalty upto Rs 1 lakh for…
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Karnataka High Court To Hear Next Week Challenge To Online Gambling Ban
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How to Choose an Online Casino in India

Playing casino has been a part of many cultures around the world for a long time. Many Indian's believe that gambling is a great way to have fun and be entertained, and at the same time, they have a chance to win various money prizes. The player can choose the best online casino in India, which offers different promotions and bonuses to take care…
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Gaming is not gambling, trade bodies telling govt

The gaming industry wants the Karnataka government to define'games of chance' and'games of skill' in the wake of a new law banning online gambling. During the recently concluded monsoon session in both houses the state legislature, the government passed a law which the gaming industry, predominantly based in Bengaluru, believes will impact it…
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Gaming is not gambling, trade bodies telling govt
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India’s Attitude to Online Gaming

The online gaming industry across India is growing at an extraordinary rate. As of 2021, the industry is valued at around $900 million. But projections estimate its value will rise to a phenomenal $112 billion by 2025. This would suggest an overhaul of existing online gaming regulations is required, especially for online gambling activities.The…
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Karnataka online gambling ban, explained

The Karnataka legislature has passed a Bill to amend the Karnataka Police Act, 1963 in order to ban all forms of gambling in the state, including online gambling. The Karnataka Police (Amendment) Bill, 2021 was passed by the legislature despite a similar law - the Tamil Nadu Gambling and Police Laws (Amendment) Act, 2021 - passed in February in…
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Karnataka online gambling ban, explained
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Karnataka passes bill to crack down on all forms of gambling

The Karnataka legislative assembly on Tuesday passed a bill to amend the Karnataka Police Act, 1963 to ban all forms of gambling in the state, including online gambling. The Karnataka Police (Amendment) Bill, 2021 was introduced by Home Minister Araga Jnanendra and was passed amid the opposition's scepticism of police's capabilities in tackling new…
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Karnataka passes bill to crack down on all forms of gambling
Hindustan Times

Online gambling ban in Karnataka coming? Players can be jailed

The targeting of online gambling is becoming ever fiercer. The latest on the issue is that online gambling is well on the way to getting banned in the state of Karnataka. The government has just tabled a bill that seeks to slap a ban on online gambling in Karnataka. The online gambling ban bill in Karnataka was tabled in the Assembly on Friday.…
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Online gambling ban in Karnataka coming? Players can be jailed
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Bill Tabled In Karnataka Assembly To Ban Online Gambling And Betting

The State Government on Friday, (September 17), tabled in the State Legislative Assembly a bill to amend the Karnataka Police Act 1963, whereby it aims to ban online gambling and betting, and provide maximum imprisonment of three years and penalty upto Rs 1 lakh for violation of the provisions. The bill titled Karnataka Police (Amendment) Act,…
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Bill Tabled In Karnataka Assembly To Ban Online Gambling And Betting
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Bill banning online gambling tabled in Karnataka Assembly

The Basavaraj Bommai-led Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) government on Friday tabled a bill to ban online gambling and betting in Karnataka with provisions of heavy penalties for offenders. The Karnataka Police (Amendment) Bill, 2021 was tabled in the lower house of the state legislature in the ongoing monsoon session. By tabling the bill, the…
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Bill banning online gambling tabled in Karnataka Assembly
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Karnataka govt tables bill in assembly to ban online gambling

Bengaluru, Sep 17 (PTI) The Karnataka government on Friday tabled a bill in the assembly to ban online gambling or betting in the state and providing for a maximum imprisonment of three years or fine of up to Rs one lakh for any violation. The''Karnataka Police (Amendment) Bill, 2021'' was tabled in the assembly by Home Minister Araga Jnanendra.…
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Online Gambling Growth in India Shows Need for Progressive Law

Based on the most recent data, the Internet users in India amount to over 560 people. India's online gambling industry is on the rise. Currently, its value is $930 million and according to projections, it will grow to over $112 billion in 2025. Many factors propel the expansion of India's gambling market. One of them is that India has one of the…
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MeitY Cannot Be Saddled With Duty To Regulate Online Gambling Websites, Lotteries; Issue Falls Under State List: Centre Tells Delhi HC

The Centre has told the Delhi High Court that the Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology cannot be saddled with the duty to regulate online gambling websites or lotteries as the issue falls within the domain of State- 'Betting and Gambling' being State subjects. The development comes in a petition seeking to ban gambling/gaming websites…
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MeitY Cannot Be Saddled With Duty To Regulate Online Gambling Websites, Lotteries; Issue Falls Under State List: Centre Tells Delhi HC
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RTI: Union government considering "uniform approach" to online gambling regulation

The IT Minister's statement was in response to a letter written by the Andhra Pradesh CM requesting the government to ban online gambling sites due to concerns of addiction and suicide. You're reading it here first: The union government is considering a "uniform approach" to regulating online gambling and real money gaming, according to a letter by…
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RTI: Union government considering "uniform approach" to online gambling regulation
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Is it legal to bet on online casinos in Karnataka?

Karnataka prohibits local gambling. It is illegal to do so in a gaming establishment, on the street, or in a public place. However, Karnataka's laws are outdated and significantly influenced by the Indian Public Gambling Act of 1867. When it comes to gambling, Karnataka is known for its tight regulations. However, we may have just discovered a…
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How is the Online Casino doing in India?

With the technological improvements all around the world, online gaming activities have become a major attraction for internet users. One major area of online gaming is online gambling on online casinos. This particular industry has meteorically risen in many countries around the world such as USA, Kenya and the likes, and it's a great source of…
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How is the Online Casino doing in India?
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Online Gambling Laws in India: The Way Forward

By now, we all now that the online casino industry has truly made its mark on the world. India is no exception; in fact, although it is one of the smaller markets, people are extremely keen on trying their hand at the best-loved online casino games. In fact, the end of 2020 resulted in revenue of 90 billion Indian rupees. That's not bad at all…
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Online Gambling Laws in India: The Way Forward