We recently interacted with Mr Roland Landers, the CEO of All India Gaming Federation. AIGF has been formed to regulate online games which involve real money, like online poker and fantasy games. Mr Roland Landers has been working in the MEdia and Sports Entertainment ...
February 25, 2020admin
The year 2019 has been an eventful and exciting year for the Indian market. The mainstream sectors continued to grow and the niche sectors driven by India’s growing startup space expanded like never before. Similarly, the online gaming industry in India has also evolved and witnessed an exemplar shift in the past ...
February 13, 2020admin
The online gaming business in India is moving onwards and upwards. To take advantage of this trend, a large number of gaming startups have come into existence in the last few years. One such gaming startup, Rein Games, has raised Rs 5 crore in seed funding. This funding round was led by ...
January 9, 2020admin
This year may have brought about an economic slowdown, pulling India’s GDP growth down to under five percent, but the domestic gaming industry was booming, and stats will concur. Buoyed by the mad rush of fantasy gaming, the rapid rise of skill-based real-money gaming platforms, the mushrooming of interactive mobile gaming ...
December 13, 2019admin
All India Gaming Federation (AIGF), the apex industry body for Policy Advocacy & Regulation for online gaming in India launched the second edition of ‘Pro Series’ on 19th Nov, 2019 in Mumbai. With this event, AIGF aims to bring recognition and create awareness about online Skill Gaming in India....
November 20, 2019admin
Roland Landers, CEO of All India Gaming Federation, told News18 that the industry of online gaming is presently worth about Rs 2,000 crore in India. The industry of online, real money, skill-based gaming in India is presently worth about Rs 2,000 crore (~$281.5 million), revealed Roland Landers, chief executive officer of ...
October 31, 2019admin
Gaming in India came with the advent of mobile phones in the country in the early 2000s. People pressed the 2s, 4s, 6s, and 8s in their keypads hurriedly, navigating the snake by gobbling food, meanwhile ensuring it doesn’t hit the wall or end up eating itself. Soon, ...
September 12, 2019admin
India’s smartphone revolution led to the rapid adoption of online gaming across demographics. Not only are there more homegrown game developers, but user appetite for local games is also on the rise. Here are the top trends in the sector. India’s economy might be slowing down, but its online gaming industry ...
August 31, 2019admin
Gaming has universal recreational appeal for people across all ages and socioeconomic groups. The Indian gaming industry has witnessed a paradigm shift with the rapid growth in digital infrastructure, increasing smartphone affordability and penetration, expanding internet user base, declining data price and evolution of digital and online gaming models leading ...
August 30, 2019admin
The gaming industry is often derided by anxious parents, but a recent study shows that participating in virtual games – both video and online – could help children perform better in the classroom. The report, titled ‘Online Games: A tool for learning & development,’ was prepared by the ...
August 29, 2019admin
There is need of a central regulation that regulates online skill gaming industry, rather than state-based laws. The online gaming industry in India is riding a crest and this statement can be backed by KPMG data which says that its revenues have nearly doubled in ...
August 21, 2019admin
The online game industry in India seems to have a bright future in 2019 with the accelerated growth recognized by enthusiasts having good disposable income. The ecosystem is also paying attention as several gaming startups emerging on a regular basis. The online gaming industry thrives with the increasing ...
August 2, 2019admin
FICCI estimates that around Rs 3 lakh crore changes hands every year - through bookies, websites or tech-enabled channels. Gambling, in India, goes back a long way. In its 2018 report on the subject, the Law Commission of India (LCI) recommended that sports-related ...
August 1, 2019admin
Legendary cricketer Kapil Dev unveils Apne 11 –A daily fantasy sports platform #AbkiBarHunarJeetega12th June 2019: Apne11 launches a daily fantasy sports platform that aims at offering its users with a holistic experience in the most expedient manner. This unique fantasy sports platform gives every fan the ...
June 12, 2019admin
Though the legal status of online fantasy sport gaming remains unclear, it has reached great heights with IPL and the on-going World Cup – becoming a $1 billion market In India, sports betting is deemed illegal and lottery is a regulated business under state ...
June 4, 2019admin
Online poker operators in the Indian capital will breathe a sigh of relief as the Delhi High Court ruled against a recent petition filed by Avinash Mehrotra. The activist had filed a Public Interest Litigation (PIL) petition with the High Court asking them to ban online ...
June 1, 2019admin
A division bench of the Delhi High Court on May 29 declined the interim blocking of poker, online gambling and betting websites in the Public Interest Litigation (PIL) filed by a chartered accountant and social activist Avinash Mehrotra on May 21....
May 31, 2019admin
In a recent development, PokerBaazi, one of India’s most trusted Poker brands has come on board as an All India ...
April 24, 2019admin
PRESS RELEASE : With the phenomenal rise of Skill Gaming in India and many ventures in this space coming to fore, things about to get bigger and better for all stakeholders concerned. In the wake of these developments, Mobile Premier League (MPL), an innovative skill-based competitive ...
April 15, 2019admin
Mumbai: Ahead of finalizing their party manifestos, the All India Gaming Federation (AIGF) a not-for-profit Industry body that focuses on policy advocacy, research and forum for discussion among various stakeholders associated with the online gaming industry approached members of the BJP & Indian National Congress (INC) manifesto committees to request inclusion ...
March 26, 2019admin
One of the most open secrets in our country is that people gamble on sports, even though it is illegal. Gamblers and bookies in turn try to improve the odds in their favour by persuading players to “throw” games by under-performing. This is corroding, if not destroying, sports in our ...
February 2, 2019admin
The year 2018 will be remembered by Virat Kohli for a long time. On Tuesday he created history by becoming the first player to win the Sir Garfield Sobers Trophy for ICC Cricketer of the Year. The awards don’t just stop at ...
January 24, 2019admin
Introduction of the Sports (Online Gaming and Prevention of Fraud) Bill 2018 in the Lok Sabha is a step to maintain integrity in sports, said All India Gaming Federation (AIGF). On Friday, Congress MP Shashi Tharoor introduced a bill, seeking setting up of an effective regime to maintain the integrity of ...
December 30, 2018admin
Indian cricket team captain Virat Kohli enjoys massive popularity across the nation for his astounding achievements on the cricket pitch. He is arguably one of the best batsmen ever to have played the game and has been remarkable as a captain for India. As he celebrated his 30th birthday on ...
November 6, 2018admin
All India Gaming Federation (AIGF), the apex Industry body for Policy Advocacy & Regulation for online Gaming in India successfully hosted the recently concluded ‘Pro Series’ on 4th Sept, 2018 at Deltin Royale, Goa. With this event, AIGF has kicked-started a series of initiatives aimed to create awareness about online Skill Gaming in India. The first edition ...
September 7, 2018admin
In a major development, PokerStars India, one of the biggest brands in Poker has come on board as an All India Gaming Federation (AIGF) Member. This further establishes AIGF’s cause of assembling credible and responsible stakeholders from the Gaming industry to create an open and transparent Skill Gaming sector. PokerStars India ...
August 20, 2018admin
In the move to regulate the Skill Gaming sector which comprises Poker, Rummy and Fantasy Sports, the All India Gaming Federation (AIGF), an apex body for Gaming in India recently launched the Skill Games Charters. With the unprecedented rise of the Gaming operators as well as the players in all the ...
August 8, 2018admin
In what might be seen as a positive move for the Indian Gaming industry, the Law Commission of India has recommended that gambling and betting on sports including cricket should be legalised and regulated while stronger laws be introduced to curb match fixing and incidents of cheating. The panel says ...
July 5, 2018admin
AIGF, which is a not-for-profit organization is constantly putting efforts in assembling credible and responsible stakeholders from the Gaming industry to create a structure to the ever growing Gaming industry in India. AIGF will closely work with all its members to develop a regulatory framework that will ascertain all Gaming operators ...
June 22, 2018admin
Rummy has always been one of the most famous card games in India. In recent times, the popularity of the game has reached another level, thanks to the online medium and the access that it provides to the multitudes. In the wake of many innovative, strategic & constructive developments taking ...
June 21, 2018admin
The Law Commission of India has assured the All India Gaming Federation (AIGF) that they will submit their recommendations before 31st August 2018 wherein they will advocate legalising the Sport Betting industry to the Supreme Court of India and the Indian Government. The All India Gaming Federation (“AIGF”) had submitted a white paper ...
June 9, 2018admin
The expansion of the gaming market has revolutionized the gaming laws in the country. Amidst the introduction of novel and forward looking legations like the Nagaland Games of Skill Act, 2016 which legalizes the online games of skill and prevents gambling, the State Government ...
June 9, 2018admin
The rise of Skill Gaming, more specifically Fantasy Sports, has been phenomenal in recent times. NostraGamus, with its innovative approach, aims to radicalize the way fantasy sports is played and perceived in India.In a strategic move, the company has also entered into an association with All India Gaming Federation (AIGF) ...
June 5, 2018admin
The annual IP event introduced an advisory panel & launched the AIGF skill games charters New Delhi, 29st May 2018: AIGF (All India Gaming Federation), the apex Industry body for skill gaming Industry in India commemorated the second edition of its annual IP event – ‘India Gaming Conclave’ on 29th May ...
May 30, 2018admin
Rummy, considered more than just a card game in India, has come of age to gain a significant standing in the Skill Gaming business today. In the wake of the recent developments and the popularity of the game itself, Rummy Passion, one of India’s premiere rummy portals has come on ...
May 11, 2018admin
In a recent development, 9Stacks Poker signed up as a member with All India Gaming Federation (AIGF) thus furthering AIGF’s cause of assembling credible and responsible stakeholders from the Gaming industry to create an open and transparent Skill Gaming sector. AIGF will closely work with 9Stacks and other members to ...
May 7, 2018admin
The iGaming Asia event held between 13th-15th March 2018 was a huge success with the who's who ranging from tech, operators, gaming investors and other gaming experts making their way to this annual event. To celebrate its decade anniversary, the Congress hosted its first iGaming Innovation Start-up Launchpad, which gave vetted ...
March 29, 2018admin
The All India Gaming Federation (AIGF) has announced it is developing a self-regulatory opt-in scheme for the burgeoning skill gaming industry in India. The regulatory charter, ready for industry feedback and stakeholder consultation, is aimed at pre-empting the development of a complex patchwork of state-by-state regulation by creating a centralised model, ...
March 8, 2018admin
Woman Leads the Way in Poker This Women’s Day, March 8 – the theme for which is gender equality, Ms. Sethi’s single-handed contribution to a game that is traditionally regarded as a male bastion, is highly noteworthy. She is the first Female Poker player in the country too. The President of the Country, ...
March 8, 2018admin
At this year’s ICE Total Gaming, the All India Gaming Federation (AIGF) and Betradar formalised their relationship, committing to understand, explore opportunities and network across India around sports betting and gaming. THE AIGF, which is focused on assembling a group of responsible and credible stakeholders to help the country navigate towards ...
February 15, 2018admin
ICE Totally Gaming Exhibition 2018 is to be held at the Platinum Suite, Excel London in the United Kingdom from 5th to 7th Feb 2018. All India Gaming Federation (AIGF) would be present at the event and its CEO Mr. Roland Landers will ...
January 30, 2018admin
A National Meet on Terrorism and Corruption in India was held by IIP, at India International Center on 9th January, 2018. The seminar addressed pertinent issues relating to the threat of terrorism and the terrorism financing terrorist activities in India such as sports ...
January 10, 2018admin
Citing the enormous potential of the Indian Gaming industry and the inflection point that it is at, the panel was unanimous in vouching for a system or an authoritative body which would be empowered with good governance and a dispute resolution mechanism to curb any kind of illegality taking place. ...
Legalising betting in cricket has been the subject of debate in India for many years now. After the IPL 2013 spot-fixing controversy, Lodha panel, appointed by the Supreme Court to suggest reforms for the BCCI, took a realistic stand on the matter. In their January 2016 report, the panel said ...
The gaming industry is crucial to the national economic scenario. It employs and engages a considerable population, including those who conduct such activities, and those who participate in them. Winnings from gaming activities are casual and non-recurring in nature. In other words, they represent a windfall gain for most participants ...
The SC asked the law commission last year to examine whether betting on cricket should be legalized and a law framed NEW DELHI: The Law Commission of India is all set to recommend legalizing betting on sport, including cricket, and having a stringent national law to closely regulate online gambling. The commission ...
December 17, 2017admin
Legalizing and regulating gambling and betting will not only create employment opportunities for millions of people, but would also help government earn huge revenue from the sector. However, responsibility of ensuring welfare and safeguarding the interests of the vulnerable sections of society should be kept in mind while regularizing betting, they ...
November 10, 2017admin
NEW DELHI: Legal experts, foreign regulators and gaming industry experts came together on Saturday to discuss the challenges and the way ahead for making gaming and betting legal in India. The experts, including chairperson of Law Commission of India Justice B S Chauhan, and politicians and parliamentarians also shared their views ...
November 10, 2017admin
The All India Gaming Summit 2017 saw some eminent speakers from the Gaming verticaldiscuss some critical insights impacting the Gaming industry in India. A special segment was dedicated to the best International practices that India can emulate in order to create a regulated and fair environment that is conducive for ...
November 7, 2017admin
The most-awaited Gaming industry event, the All India Gaming Summit 2017 organized by All India Gaming Federation (AIGF) was recently held on 28th October 2017. The summit brought together relevant stakeholders across judiciary, legal and gaming segments to address key topics such as ills of the present system, issues & challenges of legalizing ...
October 31, 2017admin
Legal experts, foreign regulators and gaming industry experts came together on 28th Oct for the first ever All India Gaming Summit 2017 where challenges and the way ahead for making gaming and betting legal in India were discussed. The event was organized by All India Gaming Federation (AIGF) in association with Legal ...
October 29, 2017admin
The Government of Telangana has promulgated two ordinances that have, for the time being at least, put the operators working in in a state of limbo. The two ordinances coming into force have taken the industry by storm and were swiftly challenged before the High Court of Hyderabad (“Hyderabad HC”) ...
October 21, 2017admin
Missing from screen for some time now, Minissha Lamba is busy honing her skills in poker. Minissha, who has been appointed the professional poker player of Adda52.com, India’s largest poker website, started playing poker initially as a modest hobby during one of her vacations with friends. The game’s unpredictability pushed ...
August 21, 2017admin
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
Gambling is a multi-billion dollar industry and was revolutionized by the internet. While there are tools and technologies in various industries like e-commerce, digital media etc. making it easy for people from all walks of life to reach out to an audience of millions with little tech know-how, the same ...
December 9, 2016Sai Tejo Kiran E
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
Figures released by the Union Ministry of Home Affairs indicate that a total of 125494 cases under Gambling Acts of various states were registered in the year 2014 across India. The top 10 states in terms ...
June 23, 2016Jay Satya