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Police knock on CERT-IN’s doors to help curb online gambling

The Aurangabad police recently turned to the Indian Computer Emergency Response Team (CERT-IN) and requested it to block the websites that are facilitating dubious platforms for betting on various kinds of sports including Cricket. 

Poker Sports League is back with season 4 in phygital format

Poker Sports League (PSL) Season 4 is out in a new avatar – Phygital. With the pragmatic proliferation of integrated technology in the gaming sector, this season’s PSL is touted to be larger and more exciting than before. 

Aryan Khan was playing poker – a game of skill, not in possession of drugs, lawyer argues

The Bombay High Court today heard the bail applications of Aryan Khan, Arbaaz Merchant, and Munmun Dhamecha in the cruise ship drug case. Aryan...

Ishaan Chugh wins PokerBaazi’s EndBoss poker tournament

Hosted by PokerBaazi.com, India’s biggest standalone poker tournament EndBoss, with a monumental prize pool of INR 5 Crore, concluded its second edition. Delhi based 31-year-old MIT graduate, Ishaan Chugh, emerged as the winner of the tournament and took home over 71 Lakh as the prize money. The five-day action-packed tournament witnessed the participation of over 4800 poker players from different parts of the country, each trying to take down the mammoth prize pool. 

Spartan Poker launches campaign to encourage people to #LiveInEveryMove

Spartan Poker has brought on a new campaign, calling on people to #LiveInEveryMove. The campaign aimed at inducing people to play poker takes a non-transactional approach to connect with the emotions of the players in every move.

PokerBaazi onboards poker star Pratibha Arya as Baazi Gaming Pro

Ace poker player Pratibha Arya was recently roped in as Baazi Gaming Pro by PokerBaazi. Pratibha shot to fame when she finished10th in the recently concluded mega online poker tournament organized by PokerBaazi.com, Baazi Games’ flagship poker platform which is now India’s biggest platform in its space.

IndiaJoy, MPL to present Asia’s biggest virtual digital entertainment festival from 16th to 19th November 2021

One of Asia’s biggest digital entertainment festival IndiaJoy, will be held this year virtually from 16thto 19th November. Mobile Premier League (MPL), Asia’s largest esports and skill gaming platform has become the presenting sponsor of IndiaJoy 2021. The annual event is hosted by Telangana Virtual Animation and Gaming Association (TVAGA) and supported by the Government of Telangana.

Govt to consider single tax rate for online gaming?

However the final decision on this matter is pending and will be made by the GST Council, the top decision-making body on matters of the indirect tax, they said on condition of anonymity to Hindustan Times.

Casino entry ban on Goans: Bombay HC upholds the law

A division bench of Bombay High Court at Goa on Thursday dismissed a petition by a local law student who challenged the constitutional validity...

Suraj Chokhani on Ability Games’ rise and expansion, regulating India’s real money gaming industry

Founder and managing director of Ability Games Suraj Chokhani who is a graduate from Bhavanipur college, took a deep dive into the journey of his conglomerate, its offerings and portfolio and the road ahead in G2G news’s flagship show Game On With Jay Sayta. Kolkata based-gaming conglomerate has diversified offerings. Not only are they invested in real money gaming segments like Poker, Rummy and  Fantasy Sports but they are also entrenched in software development and sports content business.

Deltin announces India’s largest poker cash festival – ‘ORBIT’

ORBIT festival begins on October 20th and continues until the 24th of October and aims to offer a fun gaming and entertainment experience to all the poker enthusiasts.

GST clarity on cards for online gaming, casinos and racecourses

The demand to reduce the GST rates which had been echoing in the online gaming sector for quite some time and was articulated in the EY report wherein concerns were raised that "the regressive taxation of the online gaming sector may result in making the business unsustainable in India, has now been finally heard by the government.

Nazara’s Manish Agarwal optimistic about online real money gaming sector’s growth

Real money gaming operators have restricted access to residents of Karnataka after the state government notified the online gaming ban law for stakes with immediate effect on October 5.

Delta Corp’s Manish Adnani hired as new PokerBaazi LIVE Head

ith gambling scene picking pace, another exciting news came through recently that industry veteran Manish Adnani has joined hands with PokerBaazi LIVE to manage the brand’s poker room onboard Casino Majestic Pride in Goa.

Industry body recommends GST should only be applied on platform fee of skill-based games

Indiatech.org, an industry body representing tech start-ups recently recommended to the GoM (panel of State ministers) constituted by the GST council that GST should only be levied on the platform fee charged by online skill-based games and not on the total prize pool money.

Broadways Live: Cash Festival at Sikkim’s Deltin Denzong Casino

Broadway Live has announced is India's first poker-oriented cash festival since the pandemic at The Delta Corp operated Casino Deltin Denzong in Gangtok. Currently Sikkim is the only state in India where casino business has resumed operations.

Poker, like cricket, will become a sports category in India: Baazi Games’ Navkiran Singh

With the conditions easing up, they are hopeful that they will be able to explore that aspect more freely. Navkiran shares that poker can be a different category like cricket in India in the next 15 to 20 years.

Goa should consider reopening casinos next month after assessing Covid: Minister

The Government has already allowed social, political, entertainment, sports, academic, cultural gatherings, and marriages. While restaurants and cafes in Goa have been allowed to function, the casinos are yet to be opened.

Second edition of PokerBaazi’s EndBoss, with Rs 5 crore prize pool, scheduled between 20-24 October

The EndBoss tournament will kickstart with satellite tournaments on 1st September and will conclude with the five days long tournament between 20th and 24th October. Along with the announcement comes PokerBaazi’s cool theme song which brings to life the spirit of becoming India’s biggest winner ever.

PMK’s Anbumani Ramadoss asks Tamil Nadu govt to bring law to ban online gaming for stakes

The senior leader's comments came after Madras High Court, on 3 August 2021, lifted the ban on online games for stakes in the state. He added that the advertisements about online gaming are luring people into it.