Playing fantasy games online requires considerable skill, judgment and discretion, the Punjab and Haryana high court has held and observed that such games can’t be considered gambling. The observations were made by Justice Amit Rawal recently after a resident of Chandigarh, Varun Gumber, approached the court claiming that he had been ...
August 5, 2017admin
For years now, betting has been seen as a bad word – associated with rigged sporting events, corrupt athletes, and racketeering. Betting has destroyed the careers of many sporting greats, while destroying public confidence in national pastimes such as cricket. All that, though, may soon change, as the Indian government mulls ...
July 29, 2017admin
The All India Gaming Federation has presented a white paper to the National Law Commission in which it proposes the creation of a central gaming and betting law, and also making betting on sports such as cricket legal, both in order to bring it out of the shadows, as well ...
July 16, 2017admin
ESSA – the European Sports Security Association – has advised the Law Commission of India that regulating sports betting would bring fiscal and integrity benefits to the country. In an official response to the Law Commission of India’s consultancy on gambling, ESSA firstly welcomed the review itself and then went on ...
July 14, 2017admin
The All India Gaming Federation (AIGF) has sought a central legalisation allowing online betting and regulated betting on cricket, saying the government stands to earn thousands of crore in tax and revenues every year. The Federation on Monday submitted a white paper to the Law Commission, which is working on a ...
July 14, 2017admin
Tasked by the Supreme Court to examine whether betting should be legalised in the backdrop of the infamous 2013 IPL betting scandal that rocked the careers of many cricketers, Law Commission chairman Justice B S Chauhan has said that preliminary scrutiny favoured regulating these activities through a law rather than ...
March 19, 2017admin
Gambling in India has long been a part of the culture and history of the country. In fact, gambling halls were legal in India for centuries until British colonial authorities banned gambling in 1867. Currently thirteen Indian states offer lottery, six states allow horse racing, and two states currently allow and offer some sort ...
January 9, 2017admin
The All India Gaming Federation (AIGF) continues to work towards easing the environment for gaming in the country. In a latest move, the AIGF had approached the GST Council seeking a standard or lower tax rate for casino transactions, besides asking for a formulation of special rules for valuation in certain transactions that occur ...
October 25, 2016admin