Gambling Laws in India (LexBlog India)

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  • Paytm First Games Partners with SuperCell to Launch Clash Royale Tournament

    Alibaba Group and One97 Communications Limited backed Paytm First Games (earlier known as Gamepind), announced the launch of its first esports tournament ‘Clash Royale’ in partnership with game developer and publisher SuperCell. As per the platform, the tournament will be played on Paytm First Games mobile app and will be held from April 10 to...

  • Halaplay Raises INR 2.94 Cr from Gaussian, Nazara to Stay Afloat Amidst Postponement of IPL

    Bengaluru-based Halaplay Technologies Pvt. Ltd, operator of the daily fantasy sports platform Halaplay, has raised INR 2.94 Cr. (About US$383K) from Delta Corp’s online gaming subsidiary Gaussian Networks (the company that operates Adda52) and Nazara Technologies.  The funding will help the brand stay afloat and mitigate the effect on its fund availability caused by postponement...

  • Zupee Raises $8 million in Series A Funding Led by Matrix Partners

    Gurugram-based real-money gaming platform Zupee raised US$8 million (about INR 60.76 crore) in Series A funding round led by Matrix Partners India to expand the platform’s user base. Other investors that participated in this round of investment include Falcon Edge Capital, WestCap Group, Orios Venture Partners and Smile Group.  The internet investment and advisory company...

  • Solitaire – Rules, How to Play Online, and Free Apps

    What is Solitaire? Solitaire is a popular card game played by one player. It is played with a full card of deck. Various versions of the game are available online, and it can be played offline, as well. The classic version of Solitaire is called Klondike and is played with 52 cards. In the following...

  • Andar Bahar Game – How to Play, Top Online Platforms

    Andar Bahar is a popular casino game in India. It is now available on various online casinos and gaming platforms, as well. It originated in the South Indian city of Bangalore (Bengaluru) many centuries ago but is now popular across India.  What is Andar Bahar game? Andar Bahar, also known as Katti, is a betting...

  • Delta Corp, Pride Group Contribute Rs. 51 lakhs each for Goa’s Fight Against COVID-19

    Goa’s leading casino operators, Delta Corp (Deltin Group) and Pride Casino Group have contributed Rs. 51 lakhs each to the Goa Chief Minister’s Relief Fund to support the state government’s fight against COVID-19. Delta Corp’s President-Operations Anil Malani and Pride Group’s Managing Director Shrinivas Nayak handed over cheques of Rs. 51 lakhs each to Chief...

  • MS Dhoni is PokerStars India’s New Brand Ambassador

    PokerStars India has signed former captain of the Indian cricket team, Mahendra Singh Dhoni (MS Dhoni), as its new brand ambassador, as announced on the brand’s facebook page. The announcement of the endorsement deal was delayed due to COVID-19’s impact on the world and postponement of the Indian Premier League (IPL) and other sports events....

  • SC Issues Notice, Stays Bombay HC Order in Dream11 Betting & GST Evasion Case

    A three-judge bench of the Supreme Court, comprising of Chief Justice SA Bobde and Justices BR Gavai and Surya Kant issued notice to Dream11, Union of India and social activist Gurdeep Singh Sachar in an appeal filed by the state of Maharashtra as per a report in ETPrime today. While hearing the Special Leave Petition...

  • Poker Sports League Cancels Offline Qualifiers Due to COVID-19 Outbreak

    Due to the outbreak of COVID-19 in the world and surging cases in India, Dabur Group Chairman Amit Burman-promoted  Poker Sports League (PSL) has cancelled its offline qualifier games that were scheduled to be held across New Delhi, Bangalore, Mumbai and Kolkata from 18th January to 5th April, 2020. As digital games are unaffected by...

  • FICCI-EY Report Claims Online Gaming to Grow at 40% CAGR, Reach Rs. 18,000 Crores in 2022

    A 2020 report on India’s Media & Entertainment Sector titled ‘The era of consumer A.R.T. – Acquisition Retention and Transaction,’  released by the Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce & Industry (FICCI) and consulting firm Ernst & Young (EY) claims that online gaming grew at a rapid 40% growth rate in the year 2020 and...

  • Delta Corp Approves Rs.125 Crore Share Buy-Back Plan

    The Board of Directors of Delta Corp Limited has approved a plan to buy-back shares of the company as per a regulatory filing by the company. As per the company’s update to the stock exchanges, the board of directors at the company meeting held on 28th March, 2020 approved a proposal to buy-back upto 1.25...

  • SPiCE India 2020 Rescheduled for August 26-28

    Eventus International has recently announced that SPiCE India 2020 has been rescheduled for August 26-28 this year. The 3rd annual edition of SPiCE India will be held at the same venue as was booked for the event’s old dates in March, Goa Marriott Resort & Spa, Goa, India. The 3-day event will have pre and...

  • Four Card Games to Play with Family, if You’re Bored

    As people spend more time at home with their families, they look for various ways to entertain themselves. Besides movies, music, and online games, a great way to pass time is to play card games. Here are a few card games that are loved by Indian families: This is a sophisticated yet fun game to...

  • WinZO to Host PUBG Mobile Tournament in Partnership with Tencent Games

    Vernacular e-sport gaming platform Winzo has partnered with Tencent Games India to host PUBG mobile tournament on its platform, enabling users to play PUBG in 10 regional languages of India. “Tencent India’s trust in WinZO is a testament to our unique vision and our distinctive strategy to develop a Netflix of Gaming. Together, we aspire...

  • Online Gaming Platforms See High Traction as Indians Practice Social Distancing Due to Coronavirus

    With the coronavirus pandemic impacting all routine activities,, people in India and around the globe are forced to change their lifestyle—practicing social distancing and working from home. This has led to people spending more time online for keeping themselves engaged. People are looking for various ways to entertain themselves from Netflix to cooking and trying...

  • Pre-SPiCE India 2020 Webinar: A Discussion on 2019 Gaming Developments and Predictions for 2020

    Eventus International hosted a special SPiCE India Webinar on 17th March 2020 to discuss the recent development in the gaming industry, hits and misses in the last year and predictions for 2020. Operators and users from all over the world joined the webinar.  The ‘Pre-SPiCE India 2020 Webinar: A Sneak Peek of 2019 Developments and...

  • WCC is No.1 Cricket Game in the World, Announces Nazara

    A recent press release by Nazara Technologies Limited announced that their franchise World Cricket Championship (WCC) has become the number one Cricket game in the world as it has amassed about 110 Million downloads in India and abroad. WCC, which is published by Nazara’s subsidiary Nextwave Multimedia, comprises three versions of the game called WCC,...

  • Sikkim Shuts Casinos, Bans Entry of Domestic Tourists to Curb COVID-19 Impact

    Sikkim’s Chief Minister Prem Singh Tamang announced on Monday that entry of all domestic tourists has been banned to the Himalayan state. He also said that all educational institutes (including government and private schools, colleges and universities), discos, cinema halls, casinos, gyms, melas, and tambola will remain shut in Sikkim till 15th April 2020. These...

  • Goa Casinos and Educational Institutes to be Shut till March 31 Due to Coronavirus Scare

    In a recent development on COVID-19 spread prevention in Goa, the state government on Saturday announced that all educational institutes, casinos, gyms, spas, pubs, clubs, public swimming pools and theatres in Goa will be shut till 31st March 2020. Restaurant and malls in Goa will, however, remain open. Goa Chief Minister Pramod Sawant held a...

  • Goa Health Minister Will Write to Casinos to Take Precautions Against COVID-19 Spread

    As COVID-19 is impacting the world, Goa Health Minister Vishwajit Rane recently said that he will write to the owners and management of all the casinos in the state to take precautionary measures. “The rules that apply to all will be applicable to them (casinos). The airports already have started showing a decrease of tourists....

  • SPiCE India Postponed Amid Travel Restrictions Due to COVID-19, Webinar on 17th March

    SPiCE India 2020, scheduled for 25-27 March at Goa Marriot Resort & Spa, has been postponed due to the travel advisory issued by the Indian government, dated 11 March 2020, which cancels all existing visas for foreign nationals except diplomatic and employment visas from 13 March until 15 April 2020 to curtail the COVID-19 impact....

  • SPiCE India Prepared to Host a Safe Event In Goa After Assessing COVID-19 Status

    SPiCE India 2020, being hosted by Eventus International, is scheduled from March 25-27 at Goa Marriot Resort and Spa. In a recent comment on their preparedness about hosting a safe event amidst the novel Coronavirus scare in the world, the event representatives commented, ‘the Eventus International team is closely monitoring developments relating to COVID-19. Based...

  • Gujarat HC once again adjourns poker matter to 5th May

    A division bench of the Gujarat High Court comprising of Chief Justice Vikram Nath and Justice AJ Shastri could once again not hear letters patent appeals on the legality of poker in the state and the skill element involved in the game . The new date when the matter is likely to be listed for...

  • Actress Tamannaah Bhatia Signed as Brand Ambassador for MPL, Besides Kohli

    Mobile Premier League (MPL) has brought on actress Tamannaah Bhatia of Baahubali to endorse their gaming platform. Recently, MPL also renewed its association with Indian Cricket Captain Virat Kohli for another year. Tamannaah is popular in Bollywood and regional film landscape and that is what makes her suitable to promote the brand across its diverse...

  • SPiCE India 2020 is Almost Here and We are Officially Excited!

    SPiCE India 2020 is now only a few days away, and anticipation is building! On 25th March 2020, Strategic Platform for iGaming Conference and Exhibition India is going to kick start at Goa Marriott Resort & Spa, Goa, India. Here’s the event’s agenda and sneak-peek. There will be more than 40 providers at SPiCE India...

  • Teen Patti – Rules, Hands, Legality in India

    What is Teen Patti? Teen Patti is a card game that has its origins in the Indian Sub-continent. It has similarities to poker and is also called flash or flush in some areas of the world. This is a three-card game that is played with a deck of 52 cards. It involves both luck and...

  • FIFS Postpones GamePlan 2020 Amidst Coronavirus Scare

      With the novel Coronavirus scare reaching Delhi, the Federation of Indian Fantasy Sports (FIFS) has announced that GamePlan 2020, a fantasy sports conference, will be rescheduled. The conference was scheduled to be held on 5th March at Le Meridien, New Delhi. FIFS has emailed all the attendees that due to the recent developments related...

  • Haryana Consumer Court Imposes Rs. 2 Lakhs Damages on Dream11, Holds it Guilty of Malpractice

    The District Consumer Disputes Redressal Forum of Kaithal, Haryana held online fantasy sports website Dream11 liable for malpractice and imposed damages of Rs. 2 lakhs on it for non-fulfillment of its commitment of giving free contest tickets to the winner of the consumer. The Kaithal Consumer forum passed the order on 25th February, 2020 while...

  • UP Govt Says Casinos, Betting Will Not be Allowed in the State

    The Yogi Adityanath-led Uttar Pradesh (U.P.) government on Wednesday stated that it will not allow casinos in the state due to moral and economic reasons. On Monday, in the state assembly, BJP Member of Legislative Assembly (MLA) Harshvardhan Bajpai questioned if the Uttar Pradesh government will consider giving licenses to casinos to boost tourism and...

  • DPT Xpress Feb 2020 Starts Today at Deltin Royale Goa

    The Deltin Poker Tournament (DPT) Xpress begins its fourth edition today onboard Casino Deltin Royale  in Goa. The live poker series will continue till March 1st. This low-mid stake poker series attracts budding players as the buy-in for the main event is only Rs. 15,000 with the total buy-in for the entire series being Rs.40,000...

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