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Tag: Gaming Laws

JACAC launches new campaign demanding repeal of Meghalaya Gaming Act 2021

Since the enactment of the Meghalaya Regulation of Gaming Act, 2021, many controversies have taken place, and the Meghalaya government has received backlash from...

Madhya Pradesh High Court dismisses PIL asking to prevent cricketers from promoting online games

The Indore Bench of the Madhya Pradesh High Court recently dismissed a Public Interest Litigation (PIL) asking to prevent celebrities such as MS Dhoni,...

3 arrested by Dhaka police for running a betting racket

A special team of the Detective Branch (DB) under Dhaka Metropolitan Police (DMP) of police has arrested three members of an online gambling gang...

AIGF launches new regulatory intelligence platform -AIGFINTELLIGENCE.IN

Currently, a monthly subscription to the portal starts at Rs. 10,000/- per month for AIGF members and Rs. 12,000/- per month for non-AIGF members with special offers for quarterly and yearly subscriptions.

Karnataka HC: Playing online games protected under Article 21 (Right to Life)

On Monday, a special bench of the Karnataka High Court comprising of Chief Justice Ritu Raj Awasthi, and Justice Krishna S. Dixit struck down...

Fin Ministry reconstitutes GoM examining GST on online gaming, casinos, and race courses

The Union Finance Ministry has reconstituted the Group of Ministers (GoM) to look into GST-related matters related to casinos, race course and online gaming....

Karnataka HC’s judgment quashing match-fixing charges could pave way for legal cricket betting

In its order in response to a quashing petition filed by domestic cricketer CM Gautam as well as some bookmakers and others, Justice Sreenivas Harish Kumar noted that although match-fixing may indicate dishonesty, indiscipline and mental corruption for which BCCI can take action against errant cricketers and officials, including banning them, no ingredients of the offense of cheating can be made out.

No cheating or conspiracy under IPC for match-fixing: Karnataka High Court

By allowing the petitions, the bench quashed the criminal proceedings pending before the Metropolitan Magistrate, Bengaluru. "If the bye-laws of the BCCI provide for initiation of disciplinary action against a player, such an action is permitted but registration of an FIR on the ground that a crime punishable under section 420 IPC has been committed, is not permitted. Even if the entire charge sheet averments are taken to be true on their face value, they do not constitute an offense," the Court held.

Badri Narayanan on regulatory challenges in real money online gaming in India

He shared that the way in which some states have imposed regulations on online gaming has given them power over companies. With the explosion of the online gaming scene, the government has been concerned about the way it will be operated. It is equally concerning, he mentions, that the compliant and well-intentioned operators are getting steamrolled in the government's bid to curb the excesses.

Is Winzo offering “Roulette” as “Spin Science”?

2021 is going swimmingly well for India’s online gaming business, leaving behind the market share of top European and Asian countries. Clocking a total...

Casino proposal on Goa border: Karnataka activists oppose the move

Uttara Kannada district in-charge minister Shivaram Hebbar's recent proposal to open casinos on the Goa border received the ire of activists, political leaders, and...

Diwali gambling: Hyderabad police arrest bizman on Thursday night, let off four TRS MLAs

A huge contingent of the Hyderabad Task Force and the Begumpet police raided a Diwali after-party and arrested a businessman, Aravind Agarwal, 55, and...

Soumitra Bose on issues facing India’s real money online gaming industry and the road ahead for operators, governments

To discuss the finer points and his views on India’s online gaming market and understand the complexities in the online gaming space especially with regards to the litigation and bans, G2G News invited him in its flagship video series Game On With Jay Sayta, which aims to aggregate India’s online gaming community and bring together its most important stakeholders to discuss key aspects of real money gaming in India, legal and regulatory frameworks.

Dream11 competitors operating game of chance, FIR filed by business adversaries: Bhavit Sheth in Karnataka HC [Exclusive]

Dream11 founders Bhavit Sheth and Harsh Jain have alleged that the First Information Report (FIR) filed against them for violating the new anti-gambling law...

Karnataka HC dismisses PIL seeking law against online gambling as infructuous

In November 2020, Davnagere resident Sharada DR had approached the Karnataka High Court with a PIL seeking a regulatory regime or ban on online gambling and other forms of online gaming played for stakes. The Karnataka High Court had repeatedly questioned the state government on the delay in drafting new legislation and placing it before the cabinet.

Karnataka online gaming ban: AIGF and MPL petitions to be next heard on 27 October

The writ petitions filed by AIGF and Mobile Premier League challenging the recent amendments to Karnataka Police Act, 1963 came up for hearing today...