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50th GST Council: One Levy for Skill and Chance Games

The GST Council moved away from skill vs. chance ambiguities and recommended uniform tax on all games, disrupting the business model of skill operators.

14 Jul 2023 - Nikolay Nikolov


India’s Online Gaming Industry Faces a Rough Journey with States

Many challenges lay ahead of India’s gaming industry as some States continue to push for prohibition despite Central efforts to regulate the fast-growing sector.

11 Jul 2023 - Nikolay Nikolov


AIGF and EGF/FIFS have Proposed Online Gaming SROs

India’s online gaming industry is in a hurry to join MeitY’s efforts to regulate the country’s online gaming space without interference from Big Tech.

12 Jun 2023 - Nikolay Nikolov

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Gaming Apps Betway, Lotus365, Fun88 Not Affected by Indian Ban

Central Government efforts to effectively ban foreign sports betting and casino apps have yet to deliver the desired results.

05 Jun 2023 - Nikolay Nikolov

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Karnataka HC Quashes GST Enforcement Ambitions

Karnataka HC refuses DGGI access to online gaming prize pools and brings clarity to GST base valuation on games of skill a month before...

21 May 2023 - Nikolay Nikolov


First Shots of the Battle for Online Gaming SROs Fired

Businesses, industry bodies, and the government have locked horns over how the key regulators of the Indian online gaming space will be shaped.

14 May 2023 - Nikolay Nikolov


AIGF Renews Challenge to TN Gaming Ban, MoS Calls It “Meaningless”

The legal battle over the constitutional validity of Tamil Nadu’s new gaming ban has begun. Union Minister calls the whole thing “meaningless.”

30 Apr 2023 - Nikolay Nikolov

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MeitY Notifies IT Rules, Chhattisgarh Game of Chance Ban in Force

India gets its first national online gaming regulations and its first responsible gaming measure, while another state bans online games of chance.

14 Apr 2023 - Nikolay Nikolov

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TN Assembly Unanimous behind New Online Gaming Ban

Tamil Nadu LA unanimously rejects the governor’s veto on the State’s new online gaming ban and ends two weeks of political controversy and protests...

25 Mar 2023 - Nikolay Nikolov


Gaming Industry Opposes New TDS Policy, GST Still Unclear

The gaming industry urges the Government to rethink TDS and GST changes that would put the sector at a competitive disadvantage against offshore gaming...

12 Mar 2023 - Nikolay Nikolov

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Finance Bill 2023 Proposes Changes to TDS on Game Winnings

Govt aims to tighten TDS on winnings from gaming abolishing practice to split withdrawals and completely removing non-taxable threshold for online games

22 Feb 2023 - Nikolay Nikolov

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Union Government Bans 232 Chinese Betting and Loan Apps

MeitY bans 232 unlicensed betting and loan lending apps linked to China on emergency request by the Home Ministry.

12 Feb 2023 - Nikolay Nikolov

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MEITY and Industry Discuss IT Rules Amendments for Online Gaming

Gaming industry reps give valuable feedback to newly proposed IT Rules amendments for online gaming by the sector’s new nodal ministry, MEITY.

22 Jan 2023 - Nikolay Nikolov


Parimatch CEO: A Bird’s Eye View on the Indian Gambling Market

Anton Rublievskyi doesn’t spare anything about the Indian gambling scene, the lack of regulations, the lobbying, and the need for responsible gaming policies.

08 Jan 2023 - Nikolay Nikolov

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Delta Corp Files Legal Action against Goa Government

Delta Corp challenges its license fees for the months of lockdown, even though the money has been allocated.

31 Dec 2022 - Nikolay Nikolov

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MEITY is the New Nodal Ministry for Online Gaming in India

Following Task Force recommendations, the Govt names MEITY as the nodal ministry for online gaming, I&B continues to oversee code of ethics and advertising.

29 Dec 2022 - Nikolay Nikolov


Three-Year Study Reveals the Dangers of Loot Boxes

UK academia study reveals the harmful impact of loot boxes on the young and proposes regulatory intervention. In India, loot boxes still run under...

20 Dec 2022 - Nikolay Nikolov


Indian Children’s Online Gaming Time will not be Limited

Central Govt is aware of risks posed by online gaming, but India doesn’t plan to limit children’s game time like China, Minister of State...

16 Dec 2022 - Nikolay Nikolov

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Madhya Pradesh Govt to HC: Three Months Needed for Online Gaming Law

Madhya Pradesh Govt told the High Court it needs three months to prepare a law against online gambling in response to an order to...

07 Dec 2022 - Nikolay Nikolov
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Centre Rumored to Bring In Federal Regulation for All Real-Money Games Online

Union government reportedly planning to end the skill vs chance debate with a universal regulation on the online gaming market.

06 Dec 2022 - Svilen Madjov

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BMM Testlabs to Elevate Gaming Knowledge in India

Global game testing firm BBM Testlabs opens a new lab in Gurgaon’s Cyber City to test and certify online and land-based gaming products and...

29 Nov 2022 - Nikolay Nikolov

Indian Online Gaming Market

TeamLease and Lumikai with New Reports on Indian Gaming Market

Reports for 2022 by TeamLease Digital and Lumikai on the Indian online gaming market examine its growth trajectory and job creation perspectives.

28 Nov 2022 - Nikolay Nikolov

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Wynn will be the First Casino Operator in UAE

Wynn is building the first casino resort in the Arab Gulf Region. ‘Mini Las Vegas’ plans replace ‘Mini Ibiza’ vision as new gaming legislation...

21 Nov 2022 - Nikolay Nikolov

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Skill Gaming IМTF: Central Law and Extraterritorial Action

Online skill gaming Inter-Ministerial Panel calls Public Gambling Act inadequate and proposes new central law with extraterritorial action.

21 Nov 2022 - Nikolay Nikolov
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Online Gaming Industry Challenges New Tamil Nadu Ban

The All India Gaming Federation challenged the TN ban on online games for money as the legal battle continues

14 Nov 2022 - Svilen Madjov


Powerball smashes own world record with ₹16,400 crore jackpot!

Powerball improves the world record for "largest lottery prize ever," with the winning ticket taking home a $2.04 billion prize.

13 Nov 2022 - Felicia Wijkander

“Zero Covid” policy

Hard Times Continue for Casinos in Macau

Recovery-hopeful casino industry in Macau suffers new “Zero-Covid” policy setback while operators await government decision to renew their licenses.

04 Nov 2022 - Nikolay Nikolov
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Government Amends IT Rules, Imposes New Requirements on Social Media

Amended IT Rules create a Grievance Appellate Committee, require social media to take down illegal and harmful content, review account blocks

03 Nov 2022 - Svilen Madjov
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Authorities Go after Black Market Gambling, with No Nationwide Regulation in Sight

Police carry out arrests for illegal betting rings and gambling apps. Despite ad advisory and ISP bans, offshore platforms carry on.

27 Oct 2022 - Svilen Madjov
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Deltatech to Go Public, Fund Online Gaming Segment

India’s leading land-based gambling group lists its online gaming tech subsidiary on stock markets.

23 Oct 2022 - Svilen Madjov
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Delta Corp Profits Keep Rising, Hospitality Only a Minor Share

Indian gambling giant recovers post-Covid but bets on online games for future

20 Oct 2022 - Svilen Madjov

Tamil Nadu

Tamil Nadu passes gambling ban bill

The ordinance promulgated on the 7th of October has now been approved by the TN Assembly, banning online gambling, rummy, and poker.

20 Oct 2022 - Felicia Wijkander


Meghalaya Backtracks on Casino Regulation, Cites Moral Grounds

Meghalaya state government decides to repeal the act that looks to regulate gaming and gambling within the state.

19 Oct 2022 - Svilen Madjov

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Tamil Nadu issues Ordinance to ban online gambling in the state

Tamil Nadu issues second ordinance in two years, seeking to ban online gambling and regulate online gaming.

10 Oct 2022 - Felicia Wijkander


Auto driver wins ₹25 cr, largest Kerala lottery win ever!

₹25 crores Onam bumper price goes to former chef, Anoop Kerala recently saw its largest […]

20 Sep 2022 - Felicia Wijkander


LeoVegas and Royal Panda set to leave the Indian market

LeoVegas & Royal Panda players to migrate in September Desi players will have to bid […]

02 Sep 2022 - Felicia Wijkander


Evolution Acquires Game Provider Nolimit City

The Evolution-family grows to seven with Nolimit City addition Evolution’s collection of game developers is […]

23 Jun 2022 - Felicia Wijkander


Indian media asked to stop real money gambling advertisement

Betting website ads pose risk for consumers, I&B says While guidelines on what is allowed […]

14 Jun 2022 - Felicia Wijkander


Indian government has formed online gaming regulation panel

India takes action towards gaming regulation In light of the recently proposed gaming bill presented […]

31 May 2022 - Felicia Wijkander

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Evolution presents massive game release news for 2022!

Evolution has 2022 filled with exciting new games Yesterday, Evolution took us through what could […]

10 Feb 2022 - Felicia Wijkander

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Pragmatic Play releases two new Indian Live Casino tables

Enjoy Andar Bahar & Roulette India from Pragmatic! Pragmatic Play is the latest game provider […]

06 Oct 2021 - Felicia Wijkander
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Kerala lifts online Rummy ban

Kerala HC calls online Rummy ban unconstitutional The Kerala High Court has shot down a […]

30 Sep 2021 - Felicia Wijkander


Karnataka gambling ban to take effect on 13 September 2021

Karnataka includes online gambling in Karnataka Police Act, 1963. Earlier this year, we reported on […]

06 Sep 2021 - Felicia Wijkander


Madras HC rejects Tamil Nadu online gambling ban

Online games are back in business in TN after HC decision In February this year, […]

04 Aug 2021 - Felicia Wijkander


Goa & Uttar Pradesh clamp down on online gambling

Several people arrested in Goa online gambling den raid You’ve probably heard about police raids […]

22 Jun 2021 - Felicia Wijkander


AIGF challenges Tamil Nadu’s Online Rummy ban

Tamil Nadu Gaming Act amendments face potential backlash A little over a month has passed […]

26 Mar 2021 - Felicia Wijkander


Amendment bill suggests online gambling ban in Tamil Nadu.

Online Gambling in Tamil Nadu faces bill proposal An amendment Bill to add cyberspace gambling […]

09 Feb 2021 - Felicia Wijkander

Andhra Pradesh

New Online Gambling ban in Andhra Pradesh

Jail-time for illegal Andhra Pradesh gambling The Minister of Transport, Information and PR, Perni Venkataramaiah, […]

09 Sep 2020 - Felicia Wijkander

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The Upcoming 50th GST Council: This is What to Look Out For

27 Jun 2023 - Nikolay Nikolov

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Breaking: ED Raids 25 Locations Linked to Offshore Gaming

25 May 2023 - Nikolay Nikolov

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Interview with Uday Walia on Indian online gambling

04 May 2023 - Felicia Wijkander


Govt Agreed on TDS with Gaming Sector, GST Council Planned

02 Apr 2023 - Nikolay Nikolov

IT Rules

MeitY Likely to Accept Graded KYC for Online Gaming

04 Mar 2023 - Nikolay Nikolov

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Anoop, Kerala’s Biggest Lottery Winner, is in the Business Now

03 Feb 2023 - Nikolay Nikolov


Chhattisgarh Bans Games of Chance with Swift Moves

05 Jan 2023 - Nikolay Nikolov

“Zero Covid” policy

Macau Casinos: Licenses against Non-Gaming Investments

24 Dec 2022 - Nikolay Nikolov


MIB Orders Google to Drop Online Gambling Ads

10 Dec 2022 - Nikolay Nikolov


IIM Rohtak Study Reveals Celebrities’ Huge Impact on Gambling Ads

05 Dec 2022 - Nikolay Nikolov
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Facebook Updates Protocol for Real-Money Gaming Ads

27 Nov 2022 - Svilen Madjov
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Big Tech Layoffs Continue, Desi Developers to Refocus Efforts

17 Nov 2022 - Svilen Madjov


LeoVegas in Joint Research with Karolinska Institutet

11 Nov 2022 - Nikolay Nikolov


Gambling Ads Paused on iPhone Apps Store

28 Oct 2022 - Nikolay Nikolov
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Instagram Rolls Out Age Verification for India and Brazil

22 Oct 2022 - Svilen Madjov

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Breaking: Jio and Vodafone blocks offshore gambling sites

19 Oct 2022 - Felicia Wijkander


Centre clamps down on TV & OTT platforms over betting ads

10 Oct 2022 - Felicia Wijkander


Curaçao to create new, stricter gambling regulation

13 Jul 2022 - Felicia Wijkander


Famous law influencer comments on India’s gaming bill

14 Jun 2022 - Felicia Wijkander


Curaçao to trigger gambling action plan in December

21 Dec 2021 - Felicia Wijkander
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Why we have removed Tamil Nadu from restricted states in India

24 Sep 2021 - Felicia Wijkander


Bombay HC questions Ludo’s legality following petition

24 Jun 2021 - Felicia Wijkander


Karnataka & Kerala makes a move on online gambling regulation

22 Feb 2021 - Felicia Wijkander