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Study reveals reliability challenges for online gamblers in India

The findings were published in a new study by Ken Research into online gambling consumer behaviour in the country. The study, entitled'Consumer Behavior Analysis for Online Gambling Industry in India', outlined several reliability issues. Primarily, for over 25% of online gambling participants, 'challenges' included various potential risks. These…
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Study reveals reliability challenges for online gamblers in India
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Are Online Casino Apps Legal in India?

Online casino apps are a popular way of enjoying various casino games on mobile devices, such as slots, roulette, blackjack, poker, and baccarat. Online casino apps can provide fun, convenience, and lucrative opportunities for players who love gambling. However, in India, the legal situation of online casino apps is not clear-cut, as it depends on…
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Are Online Casino Apps Legal in India?
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Activist moves HC, seeks ban on ads of online gambling platforms

MUMBAI: A social activist from Ulwe in Navi Mumbai has approached the Bombay high court, seeking a ban on advertisements of online gambling games, like Rummy. Claiming that though gambling is prohibited under the Maharashtra Prevention of Gambling Act, 1887, no action was being taken against the online gambling platforms, the activist, Rajendra…
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Activist moves HC, seeks ban on ads of online gambling platforms
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Crypto Casinos: A Decentralized Take on Online Gambling

While an amalgamation of gambling and DeFi might seem like a distant vision to most, crypto casinos have actually been a widely-used, popular reality for thousands of gamblers. Established in 2012 (3 years after BTC came into existence), the idea of crypto casinos has managed to stay an underground industry for well over a decade. While crypto…
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Revealing Casino Data: Which States Gamble Online the Most

With its massive population, growing economy, and increasing internet penetration, India stands out as one of the most promising and exciting markets for casino operators in the whole world But which states are leading the charge in this burgeoning industry? A recently published extensive research by the SevenJackpots Casino Website based on…
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Revealing Casino Data: Which States Gamble Online the Most
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The Most Popular Online Casino Games of Indian States Revealed

Residents of Karnataka love online roulette for real money and especially the electrifying Lightning Roulette by Evolution, while Delhi citizens love their slot games, shifting their preference from one popular title to the next big hit. The insights are shared by the SevenJackpots online casino comparison platform in their research paper on…
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The Most Popular Online Casino Games of Indian States Revealed
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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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Why is online gambling so popular in India?
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Online Gaming: A changing scenario on the cards

Context: Tamil Nadu Assembly re-adopts Bill against online gambling What is Online gaming? It refers to video games/mobile games that are played over the internet through various devices. E.g., multiplayer online battle arena (MOBA) games, first-person shooter (FPS) games, massively multiplayer online role-playing games (MMORPGs), and many…
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Which Indian States Play Online Casino the Most?

In India, gambling has been a popular pastime throughout history. However, land-based casinos have declined in popularity and are no longer as important in today's digital economy. On the contrary, online gambling provides convenient access to a large database of real money games. The expansion of gaming platforms has led to an expansion of the…
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Which Indian States Play Online Casino the Most?
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Bank employee in Karnataka swindles Rs 2.36 crore to play online gambling games, held

A 28-year-old assistant manager of a bank in the Haveri town of Karnataka has been arrested for swindling Rs 2.36 crore of depositors to play gambling games online. The district police have handed over the case to the Criminal Investigation Department (CID) as the amount cheated is more than Rs 2 crore. The arrested has been identified as Viresh…
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Bank employee in Karnataka swindles Rs 2.36 crore to play online gambling games, held
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Why Online Casinos Are Gaining Momentum in India: Is it Legal?

In 2020, MyBetting India reported that over 300 million Indians place bets online at least once a year and over 100 million do so on a regular basis. Without a doubt, Indians love to gamble. Whether it's sports betting or online casino gaming, many Indians would easily have a great time with either. Thanks to the internet, gambling activities are…
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Should an International Online Gambling Project Enter the Indian Market? Legal Aspect

Today, India is one of the fastest-growing economies in the world, and its potential is just beginning to unfold. Speaking about the most popular business niche to which development India offers loyalty at the state level is the online gambling industry.What is the reason for such loyalty? First off, the absence of strict legislative regulation of…
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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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Online gambling rampant in Alur

Alur (Kurnool): Hundreds of people in Alur mandal in Kurnool district are ruining their golden future after becoming addicted to Matka, a kind of online gambling game played on numbers instead of cards. Several families have reportedly come on to roads as their family heads have lost their entire property by investing in the game. Despite knowing…
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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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New GST implications on online gaming industry- India

The Directorate General of GST Intelligence (DGGI) has issued a INR 21000 crore show-cause notice to the Karnataka based online gaming company, Gameskraft Technologies Private Limited on the pretext of not depositing GST for the period between 2017 and June 2022. Amidst the Gameskarft controversy, the GST Council has constituted a panel of Group of…
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online gaming ban: Ban promotion of online gambling, Karnataka BJP MLA implores Centre

Former Karnataka law & education minister S Suresh Kumar has written to Union Ministers Amit Shah and Nirmala Sitharaman urging them to ban the promotion of online games involving monetary bets through advertisements, text messages, mobile calls and other forms of marketing. In separate letters, he said he was aware of the court rulings allowing…
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Financial Express

28% GST on gambling-like online games

Online games where winning is dependent on a certain outcome would attract 28% GST on the full bet value, Central Board of Excise and Customs chief Vivek Johri said on Saturday, even as the report of a group of ministers on the contentious issue is still awaited by the GST Council. "The view of the department on levying GST on online gaming is very…
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28% GST on gambling-like online games
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How And Where To Play Andar Bahar Online For Real Money

Teen Patti, Satte Pe Satta, Rummy - there are perhaps as many ways to play cards in India as all over the globe. Families and friends play them for fun or to kill some time, but outside exists a nearly USD$30-billion (INR₹2.4-trillion) market. There have been 214 million card game app downloads this year, with every download amounting to USD$0.13…
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TCS faces hiring bias lawsuit in US; BJP MLA asks Centre to ban online gambling ads

In 2018, a California district court ruled in favour of TCS in a lawsuit filed by three former employees who accused the IT services provider of discrimination in hiring. Now, the company faces a similar class-action lawsuit, filed by a disgruntled former employee who alleges that it has repeatedly favoured Indian and South Asian job-seekers in the…
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Is online gaming with real money legal or illegal in India?

The online gaming industry in India is a strange beast. On the one hand, it is one of the country's fastest-growing sectors; on the other hand, real money games involving money are banned in most Indian states. Despite the legal ambiguity surrounding the industry, a KPMG report predicted that online gaming would reach 29000 Crores in revenue by…
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Is online gaming with real money legal or illegal in India?
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Governor’s delay in giving assent to ban online gambling has raised suspicion: DMK

Tamil Nadu's ruling Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (DMK) on Wednesday fired yet another salvo against Governor R N Ravi, this time for "delaying" his assent to a bill banning online gambling in the state, saying his actions have raised "suspicion" among people. An editorial in Murasoli, DMK's official organ, tore into the Governor for "sitting on" The…
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IMTF Established to Delve Into New Online Gaming Laws

With increased access to technology, online gambling has become big business globally and India is no exception as Asia's foremost economy. However, despite the lucrative economic opportunity, governments globally have struggled to legislate the sector in such a way that they can take advantage of the revenue-generating potential of the industry…
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IMTF Established to Delve Into New Online Gaming Laws
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Gambling and Entertaining Activities to Consider in India

Fun activities are easy to find, especially in a bustling country like India. The country's diversity has ensured that its residents and visitors can enjoy themselves as much as possible. However, not all of these activities are rewarding. There are various entertaining things to do, from adventures like mountain climbing and skiing to playing…
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Gambling and Entertaining Activities to Consider in India
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online gambling ban: Will contest Tamil Nadu's online gambling ban in court: Gaming companies

The E-gaming Federation, a collective of online gaming operators, is set to take the Tamil Nadu Government to court on a law banning online gambling and proposing regulation for online gaming. An EGF statement said the state law - the Tamil Nadu Prohibition of Online Gambling and Regulation of Online gaming Act, 2022 - recognises rummy and poker as…
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What Does India's Law Say About Online Gaming and Online Gambling?

On 16 November, the Madras High Court withdrew a batch of petitions challenging a Tamil Nadu state ordinance that bans online gaming and online gambling, after the state government said that the ordinance had not come into effect yet. Even as this happens, a central government-appointed task force has recommended a new nationwide legislation to…
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What Does India's Law Say About Online Gaming and Online Gambling?
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Tamil Nadu Online Gaming Regulation Ordinance

We bring you the latest chapter in the ongoing struggle around regulating online gaming and'Real Money Gaming' in India. In 2021, you will remember, the state of Tamil Nadu (" TN ") had passed a law prohibiting all forms of online gaming, including games of skill. This ban was struck down by the Tamil Nadu state high court (" HC "). While the HC…
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Gambling worry as India firms bet big on online games

Months after Faisal Maqbool stopped playing online games on his smartphone, he still struggles with temptation. Last year, the 31-year-old - a project coordinator with a construction firm - lost close to 400000 rupees ($5000; £4010) in five months while playing an online card game. These are multi-player games which deal you a set of cards and get…
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Online Games: How to protect people without harming the industry

Why are some state governments banning online games? The state governments, especially in the South, in their intent to protect consumers from falling into a debt trap, banned the entire bouquet of online games, including games of skill and all online games in the ambit of betting and gambling. In 2017, Telangana promulgated a ban on online…
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online gambling: RUE-LETTE: The human cost of online gambling

Siphoning off money from employers, faking their own kidnapping for ransom, robbery and even taking their own lives, online gamblers can be pushed to desperate lengths. While gambling for money has been a "timepass" for decades in India - inside homes or even outdoors on open lawns and street corners where men gather to pay teen patti and rummy…
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This Indian Game is The Most Played in Online

Live Andar Bahar Outperforms All Traditional Desi Games A live-dealer version of the traditional Indian Andar Bahar game has been found to outperform in terms of number of players all other popular desi and Asian games on a prominent online casino platform. At the same time, the simple card game takes the 4th overall position in player count among…
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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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Online Gaming and its regulations

Of the numerous things that the pandemic has changed in our lives, an obvious one is the way we entertain ourselves. Amid the proliferation of OTT channels and the rise in viewing hours what has gone unnoticed is the burgeoning use of online gaming. The average time spent on online gaming has gone up almost 65 per cent from pre-Covid levels. More…
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Online Gaming and its regulations
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The Legality of Lottery in India: All the Truth Revealed

Lotteries are illegal in Indian unless authorized by law. The Shillong Morning Telegraph is considered a lottery in India because it offers prizes to people based on random numbers drawn from a bag of balls. However, there are strict laws against conducting lotteries in India, including those conducted online. In India, lotteries are generally…
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The Legality of Lottery in India: All the Truth Revealed
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Real Horror Stories Of Online Gambling In India

Gambling has been a dicey business since time immemorial. But the arrival of the pandemic has exacerbated the negative impact of online gambling. Due to boredom and lack of work many people in India and abroad have taken up online gambling to test their luck at quick money or just to feed their addiction. The pandemic has advanced online gambling…
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Real Horror Stories Of Online Gambling In India
The Logical Indian

Rising Popularity Of Western Casino Classics Has Not Overthrown Traditional Indian Games

A recent study on real money gaming trends in modern-day India highlights "the stable interest and consistent player demand that Asian games tend to generate". The likes of Indian favourites Teen Patti, Andar Bahar, Jhandi Munda, together with traditional games of Chinese origin such as Sic Bo and Dragon Tiger, do not fade in popularity on the desi…
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Rising Popularity Of Western Casino Classics Has Not Overthrown Traditional Indian Games
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Tamil Nadu Cabinet approves ordinance to ban online gambling in state. Read here

The Tamil Nadu Cabinet on Monday approved an ordinance to ban online gaming int he state. On getting the Tamil Nadu governor's approval the ordinance would be promulgated in the state. The development comes after the Supreme Court of India had issued notice on 10 September on a petition filed by the Tamil Nadu government challenging the Madras High…
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Tamil Nadu Cabinet approves ordinance to ban online gambling in state. Read here
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The Rise of Live Casino Games in Indian in 2021

Like most of the rest of the world, Indians spent a lot of time at home in 2021. More so than ever, Indians discovered live casino games in their quest for entertainment as other forms of public entertainment were restricted. A website which follows live gaming in India, LiveOnlineCasino.in, has reported huge growth in the Indian live gaming sector…
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The Rise of Live Casino Games in Indian in 2021
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What Is The Legal Status Of Playing Online Rummy In India?

A number of card games like Ghulam Chor, BlackJack, Rummy and Poker have always been an intrinsic part of Indian culture and are still played with great gusto during family get-togethers and festivals. In fact, festivals like Diwali and Janmashtami call for special game nights among friends and family. Rummy has snuck a sweet spot in the hearts of…
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What Is The Legal Status Of Playing Online Rummy In India?
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The Need To Regulate Online Gaming Has Entered India’s Political Agenda

In December last year, a member of parliament brought the attention of the house to the urgent need of adopting a comprehensive regulation over online gaming in India aiming to curb societal costs such as gambling addictions and financial ruin in citizens. Senior BJP leader and M.P. Sushil Kumar Modi spoke during the Rajya Sabha Zero Hour…
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The Need To Regulate Online Gaming Has Entered India’s Political Agenda
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Online gambling ban: TN Government seeks inputs from stakeholders

With Tamil Nadu reporting at least 20 deaths across the state due to losses suffered because of playing online rummy, the Tamil Nadu government has decided to get inputs and hold consultations with the stakeholders regarding a ban and regulating online games. In a press statement issued by the Home, Prohibition and Excise Department, the Government…
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Online gambling ban: TN Government seeks inputs from stakeholders
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E-Gaming Federation appreciates the GoM in understanding online skill gaming differently from betting and gambling

The Group of Ministers (GoM) reconstituted to examine taxation of casinos, racecourses, and online gaming recently met with industry bodies and leading operators to discuss the valuation approach for GST in online gaming and attempted to understand how online skill gaming is different from betting and gambling. The GoM heard the legal distinction…
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E-Gaming Federation appreciates the GoM in understanding online skill gaming differently from betting and gambling
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The spike in online gaming may lead to increased gambling addiction

With the rate at which online gaming is gaining momentum in India, many are getting worried about the risk of increased problem gambling. Last year, a 31-year-old construction project coordinator, Faisal Maqbool, lost around INR 400000 ($5000) within five months of playing a card game online. But it wasn't just any type of card game, it was a…
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The spike in online gaming may lead to increased gambling addiction
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Why India’s online gaming industry desperately needs a regulatory architecture

India is one of world's biggest markets for online gaming. There are nearly 433 million online gaming app users and they are growing rapidly. Almost half of them are in the 15-64 age group. During the pandemic, the usage of these apps soared by 65 per cent. According to Sensor Tower Research, India had the world's highest number of game downloads…
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Why India’s online gaming industry desperately needs a regulatory architecture
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Online gaming and gambling stand at loggerheads on GST

By Maulik Nanavati and Manvi Damle The 47 GST Council meeting was held in Chandigarh from June 28-29, 2022. One of the agenda items which got deferred for decision is bracketing of online gaming, including skill gaming, with casinos and horse racing currently taxed at 28% and also a proposal to levy tax on the full contest entry amount instead of…
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Online gaming and gambling stand at loggerheads on GST
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Online gaming gambling no decision on extending GST compensation date

Online gaming gambling: Union Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman on Wednesday categorically termed online gaming "nothing but gambling". She also said on the issue of extending the Goods and Services Tax (GST) compensation from June 30, the views of some states were heard so far but nothing was decided. Addressing the media at the conclusion of…
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Online gaming gambling no decision on extending GST compensation date
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Online gaming gambling, no decision on extending GST compensation date: Sitharaman (Lead)

CHANDIGARH: Union Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman on Wednesday categorically termed online gaming "nothing but gambling". She also said on the issue of extending the Goods and Services Tax (GST) compensation from June 30, the views of some states were heard so far but nothing was decided. Addressing the media at the conclusion of the two-day…
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Online gaming gambling, no decision on extending GST compensation date: Sitharaman (Lead)
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The road MAP to advertising real money online gaming

The popularity of online gaming platforms has soared high in recent times with enthusiasts from all age groups. The rising trend of demand for such games has made it critical to speculate its promotion through advertisements. The Ministry of Information and Broadcasting (" MIB ") has issued an advisory (" Gaming Advisory ") dated June 13, 2022 to…
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The road MAP to advertising real money online gaming
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GST Council Defers 10 Hike On Online Gaming

The GST rate on casinos, race courses, and online gaming have been subject to much discussion amidst widespread pushback from the online gaming industry, in particular, on the government's recommendation of a blanket hike of Goods and Services Tax (GST) rates on casinos, racecourses, and online gaming from 18 percent to 28 percent. Karnataka Chief…
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GST Council Defers 10 Hike On Online Gaming
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GST Council defers decision to hike tax rate on online gaming to 28%

The Goods and Service Tax (GST) Council on Wednesday deferred a decision on the proposal to raise the GST on online gaming from 18% to 28% on the skill gaming to bring it at par with chance games involving gambling and betting, Karnataka chief minister BS Bommai said. "The decision on online gaming has been deferred. There were issues which needs…
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GST Council defers decision to hike tax rate on online gaming to 28%
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TN may ban some online games, regulate others- The New Indian Express

CHENNAI: The State government may not go for a total ban on online gaming but it may be one of the few to come up with regulations to regulate the industry. Reliable sources revealed that there were different types of online games and some need to be banned, while others regulated. It is learnt that the recommendations of the committee headed by…
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The Logical Indian

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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States, take a chance on online gaming

A group of ministers set up to advise the Goods and Services Tax (GST) Council on taxing casinos, race courses and online gaming is looking at whether to increase the tax rate they are subject to and the valuation of the business. The current 18% tax rate is based on the premise that online games involve skill and do not constitute gambling. And it…
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States, take a chance on online gaming
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Indian companies place large bets on internet games, rising gambling

Faisal Maqbool is still battling temptation months after he stopped playing online games on his smartphone. Last year, while playing an online card game, the 31-year-old, who works as a project coordinator for a construction firm, lost about 400000 rupees in five months. These are multi-player games in which you are dealt a hand of cards and asked…
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Indian companies place large bets on internet games, rising gambling
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GST on Online Gaming needs to be looked differently than Casinos and Horse Racing

The GST Council and Ministry of Finance had constituted a Group of Ministers (GoM) to determine the GST rate and taxation on Casinos, Race Courses and Online Gaming which was subsequently reconstituted again and is scheduled to meet on 2nd May 2022 under Meghalaya Chief Minister Conrad Sangma. There have also been well established decisions by…
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GST on Online Gaming needs to be looked differently than Casinos and Horse Racing
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Best Online Casino Sites in India 2022

Wondering what the online casinos have to offer Indian punters? Well, a lot! The best Indian online casinos have everything from excellent casino games to easy payment options, support INR currency, customer support, bonuses and promo offers, mobile app, etc. These international casinos are legally accessible from the majority of states in India.…
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Online gambling ban: Karnataka govt approaches Supreme Court against HC judgement

The Karnataka government on March 29 moved the Supreme Court challenging the Karnataka High Court judgement that recently struck down the contentious provisions of the state's online gambling law. It has filed a special leave petition, contending that the regulatory amendments were needed against online gambling to maintain public order as…
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Online gambling ban: Karnataka govt approaches Supreme Court against HC judgement
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Powerful lobby behind online gambling industry: Bommai- The New Indian Express

BENGALURU: Chief Minister Basavaraj Bommai on Monday expressed helplessness in implementing a stringent law to ban online gambling in the state, pointing out that the Karnataka High Court had initially ordered a stay and had later struck it down. "There is a lobby behind this. We had done our groundwork and made laws," he said. The CM also noted…
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Should gambling be regulated or banned? What the state gambling ban in Karnataka means for the rest of India

Gambling in Karnataka is standing at a crossroads. Along with the Internet, gambling has evolved over the years. From dingy backrooms to reputable online sites, it's become much safer to play casino games than it was in the past. International sites used to be very generic, ignoring local player preferences. Now people will find more and more sites…
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Should gambling be regulated or banned? What the state gambling ban in Karnataka means for the rest of India
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All India Gaming Federation are in conflict with Tamil Nadu over gambling debacle

India is at a crossroads when it comes to online skill gaming throughout the country. And the result of an ongoing appeal by the state of Tamil Nadu to the Indian Supreme Court, could change the gambling landscape in India forever. The All India Gaming Federation (AIFG) and several major gaming platforms have banded together to implore restrictive…
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All India Gaming Federation are in conflict with Tamil Nadu over gambling debacle
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Karnataka HC Strikes Down State s Online Gambling Law Gaming Industry Leaders Reacts

These petitions had challenged the constitutional legitimacy of revisions made to the Karnataka Police (Amendment) Act that had prohibited all types of internet gaming where the move of money is involved. Amid the months-long controversy, the Karnataka High Court, on Monday struck down the state's online gambling law as unconstitutional. On…
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Karnataka HC Strikes Down State s Online Gambling Law Gaming Industry Leaders Reacts
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What to consider before gaming in India?

With the complex laws in India regarding gambling it can be very hard to know how to bet on certain websites or in person or even play the lottery! It is always best that you consider everything before you bet as you could face a fine or even worse jail time. Many states do not allow gambling in them and it is important that you look up where you…
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What to consider before gaming in India?
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Mangatha Game: India’s All Time Favorite Card Game from Karnataka

Mangatha Game is one of the most popular card games in India which traces back it's roots to Bengaluru in Karnataka. It is one of the games which has a solid historical background in India. It is purely a game of chance where the dealer will have a face-up card and the players will bet on either "Andar" which means inside or "Bahar" which means…
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Mangatha Game: India’s All Time Favorite Card Game from Karnataka
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A new wave of laws and restrictions threaten online gaming in India. What does it mean for Punjab?

The legal situation of casinos in India is far from homogeneous. Although in Daman, Goa and Sikkim, the industry has clear laws, the reality is that it does not in the rest of the country. The issue gets even more complicated regarding online gaming, a very well developed topic in the article from thenewsminute, "Legal Landscape of Indian Online…
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A new wave of laws and restrictions threaten online gaming in India. What does it mean for Punjab?
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Online Gambling Set to Make Comeback in Karnataka as HC Strikes Down Law as Unconstitutional

Online gambling was banned in Karnataka since last year The Karnataka High Court, on Monday February 14, quashed a recent law enacted by the state to ban online gambling, and stated that it was unconstitutional. This move comes as a huge relief to all the skill-based gaming platforms that had to close operations in Karnataka last year. The high…
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Online Gambling Set to Make Comeback in Karnataka as HC Strikes Down Law as Unconstitutional
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Gaming firms resume services after Karnataka lifts ban on online gambling

February 16, 2022 / 09:06 PM IST Many online gaming firms have resumed services in Karnataka after the state's High Court, on February 14, struck down the provisions of the Karnataka Police Act that deals with online gambling as unconstitutional. On October 5 last year, Karnataka government had notified the online gambling law with immediate…
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Gaming firms resume services after Karnataka lifts ban on online gambling
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Banning online gambling easier said than done?

Karnataka will join its southern neighbours in bringing in a legislation to ban online betting and gambling in the upcoming Legislature session starting on Monday. While the law will provide stringent punishment for those flouting the ban if they are caught, enforcing such a ban and monitoring the Internet is easier said than done, senior police…
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Banning online gambling easier said than done?
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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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India high court strikes down law banning online gaming

The Karnataka High Court Monday struck down provisions of the Karnataka Police (Amendment) Act, 2021 that prohibited and criminalised online gambling and offering and playing skill games, including online, by risking money or otherwise. The Karnataka Assembly passed legislation in September to amend the Karnataka Police Act, 1963, rendering all…
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India high court strikes down law banning online gaming
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HC strikes down law banning online gaming

In a relief to online gaming operators and players, the High Court of Karnataka on Monday declared as unconstitutional certain provisions of the Karnataka Police (Amendment) Act, 2021, which prohibited and criminalised the activities of offering and playing online games, by risking money or otherwise. "The provisions of Sections 2, 3, 6, 8 & 9 of…
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HC strikes down law banning online gaming
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Karnataka online gambling ban struck down on constitutional grounds

The Karnataka Police (Amendment) Act 2021 which banned online gaming (with stakes) and betting in the state, has been struck down by the Karnataka High Court (HC) as unconstitutional, according to a LiveLaw report. The verdict was pronounced by a division bench of Chief Justice Ritu Raj Awasthi and Justice Krishna S Dixit. The bench clarified that…
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Karnataka online gambling ban struck down on constitutional grounds
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Karnataka High Court Overturns State Law Banning Online Gambling Games

The Karnataka High Court on Monday struck down certain provisions of the Karnataka Police (Amendment) Act 2021, under which the state government has banned online games with monetary stakes, according to LiveLaw. The bench, comprising Chief Justice Ritu Raj Awasthi and Justice Krishna S Dixit, reportedly declared the provisions in question to be…
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Karnataka High Court Overturns State Law Banning Online Gambling Games
The Indian Express

‘Unconstitutional’: Karnataka HC strikes down law banning online gambling in state

Calling it unconstitutional, the Karnataka High Court on Monday struck down provisions of the Karnataka Police (Amendment) Act, 2021, which prohibit and criminalise betting on and playing games of skill, including the ones online. "The writ petitions succeed. The provisions are ultra vires of the Constitution and struck down," A Division Bench of…
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‘Unconstitutional’: Karnataka HC strikes down law banning online gambling in state
Money Control

Karnataka HC strikes down state's online gambling law as unconstitutional

February 14, 2022 / 11:32 AM IST The Karnataka High Court, on February 14, struck down the state's recent online gambling law as unconstitutional, providing a major relief to the skill-based gaming firms that had shut down operations in the state. This judgement will likely pave the way for fantasy sports and gaming fifirms such as Dream11, Mobile…
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Karnataka HC strikes down state's online gambling law as unconstitutional
Hindustan Times

Karnataka high court verdict on online gambling ban likely today

The Basavaraj Bommai-led Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP)-led state government had tabled and passed The Karnataka Police (Amendment) Bill, 2021, which, among other changes, has banned "any act of risking money, or otherwise on the unknown result of an event including on a game of skill." The Karnataka High Court (HC) is likely to pronounce its verdict…
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Karnataka high court verdict on online gambling ban likely today
The Hindu BusinessLine

GoM on GST for casinos, race course and online gaming reconstituted

New Delhi, February 13|Updated on:Feb 13, 2022 The Finance Ministry has reconstituted the Group of Ministers to look into GST-related matters related to casinos, race course and online gaming. However, there is no change in Terms of Reference (ToR) Now, Meghalaya CM K Sangama will be convenor, replacing Nitin Patel, who was dropped from the…
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GoM on GST for casinos, race course and online gaming reconstituted
The News Minute

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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East Mojo

Play Andar Bahar with real money at the best online casinos for Indian players

Andar Bahar is India's favourite card game, yet few online casinos offer the nation's most popular pastime. Here's your guide to the top casinos that offer Andar Bahar to players. Andar Bahar is a well-known Indian gambling game of chance that's said to have originated in Bengaluru in the south of Karnataka, that's taken Indian online casinos by…
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Play Andar Bahar with real money at the best online casinos for Indian players
Money Control

Karnataka HC Concludes Hearing, Reserves Judgement In Online Gambling Ban Case

December 22, 2021 / 08:43 PM IST The Karnataka High Court has reserved its judgement after concluding the hearings from a series of petitioners that included industry associations, gaming companies and individuals who had challenged the constitutional validity of the state's new online gambling law that came into effect on October 5. Skill gaming…
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Karnataka HC Concludes Hearing, Reserves Judgement In Online Gambling Ban Case
East Mojo

New report illustrates what India’s gambling regulation should look like

This year, a number of states have rolled out their versions of the so-called regulation in an attempt to govern India's thriving online gambling industry. These efforts, however, have only succeeded in creating more debate on how to best regulate the evolving sector with a framework that is viable for all stakeholders, from the governments…
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New report illustrates what India’s gambling regulation should look like
The Jerusalem Post

Despite ban in Karnatak, India online casinos expect 3x growth in 2022

Recently Karnataka, a state in the southwestern region of India, has banned online gambling and related activities in the state. Although the state was a hub of online gamers and gaming startups, the ban may have only a slight impact on the online gaming market in India. Different state governments in India have different perspectives towards…
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Despite ban in Karnatak, India online casinos expect 3x growth in 2022
Law Asia

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
The Hindu

Govt. opposes stay on new law banning online gaming

Opposing the plea of firms, associated with the online gaming industry, for staying the enforcement of a new law banning online games involving wagering or betting, the State Government on Tuesday told the High Court of Karnataka that the petitioners have failed to show cause to challenge the validity of the new legislation as they were not even…
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Financial Express

Online gaming opening new doors for players

The online gaming industry-one of the few sectors to remain afloat amid the Covid-19 crisis-has opened new dimensions for players as well as platforms offering the games. With most people still preferring to stay indoors and entertainment options remaining few and far between, the space is also witnessing a secular growth Online gaming, as we all…
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The Kashmir Monitor

Overview of the Online Gambling Business in India

The Indian gambling laws restrict the operation of gambling, with gambling being authorized in specific states, including Goa, Sikkim, and Daman. Other states like Andhra Pradesh, Telangana, Maharashtra have banned all forms of online gambling, while Kerala and Karnataka have only prohibited games of chance. Since the IT Act 2000 hasn't explicitly…
Industry
Overview of the Online Gambling Business in India
Deccan Herald

Online gambling amendment: Karnataka defends legislation

The state government on Tuesday defended the amendment introduced to the Karnataka Police Act with provisions to regulate online gaming activities. Amended provisions prohibit and criminalise the playing of games of chance and skill including online games by risking money or otherwise. Several petitions were filed challenging the amendment mainly…
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Online gambling amendment: Karnataka defends legislation
Mint

Did you gamble during Diwali? Here’s how winnings are taxed

When you think Diwali, lights, sweets and crackers are not all that constitutes the widely celebrated festival. In some parts of the country, playing cards with friends and family also make up a big part of the celebrations that starts almost a week in advance. However, gambling, even when played as part of festivities, draws tax. Gambling's legal…
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Did you gamble during Diwali? Here’s how winnings are taxed
Inc 42

Everything You Need To Know About Karnataka's Ban On Online Gaming

The online gaming industry has the potential to generate $2 Bn in revenues by 2023 and is currently valued at $1 Bn+ Despite the boom, Indian states are undecided on the legalisation of online gaming due to the indecisiveness of what comprises a game of skill or a game of chance While the governments of Karnataka, Kerala, Tamil Nadu, Odisha and…
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Everything You Need To Know About Karnataka's Ban On Online Gaming
The Indian Express

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
The Hindu BusinessLine

No interim relief for petitioners challenging Karnataka’s online gambling law

Karnataka High Court has not given any interim order in the ongoing hearing of six petitions challenging the State's new anti-gambling law. The next hearing on these petitions will now take place after Diwali in November 2021. Six petitions have been filed by gaming companies and industry bodies including the All Indian Gaming Federation (AIGF),…
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No interim relief for petitioners challenging Karnataka’s online gambling law
Live Law

State Govt Opposes Petitions Challenging Ban On Online Gambling In Karnataka, Says 'No Harm In Preventing Public From Squandering Their Hard Earned Money'

The Karnataka High Court on Wednesday began hearing on 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 violation of the…
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State Govt Opposes Petitions Challenging Ban On Online Gambling In Karnataka, Says 'No Harm In Preventing Public From Squandering Their Hard Earned Money'
Inc 42

Exclusive: MPL Moves Office To Delhi Post Online Gambling Ban

MPL's shareholders have approved the shifting of the company's registered office in Bengaluru's Hobli to Delhi's Barakhamba Road Following the ban, MPL was one of the first fantasy sports platform to have pulled the plug on its operations Last month MPL entered the unicorn club after raising $150 Mn in its Series E round from Legatum Capital,…
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Exclusive: MPL Moves Office To Delhi Post Online Gambling Ban
MediaNama

Karnataka online gambling ban: Dream11 moves court to quash FIR

Weeks after an FIR led to Dream11 stopping its services in Karnataka, the fantasy sports app's founders Bhavit Sheth and Harsh Jain have moved the Karnataka High Court seeking to quash the FIR. According to a report by The News Minute, the two founders filed a writ petition before the court on October 22. The FIR prompting Dream11 to exit the state…
Sports
Karnataka online gambling ban: Dream11 moves court to quash FIR
The Indian Express

Karnataka HC to hear petitions challenging law banning online gambling on October 27

The Karnataka High Court will take up a batch of petitions filed by the All India Gaming Federation and several gaming firms against a new law introduced in the state banning online gambling on October 27. The federation and others have opposed the inclusion of online games of skill in the category of online gambling. It has argued in its petition,…
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Karnataka HC to hear petitions challenging law banning online gambling on October 27