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Govt Agreed on TDS with Gaming Sector, GST Council Planned

The effective date of the new TDS regime over online gaming was changed to April 1 to avoid chaos in tax compliance. Uncertainty over...

02 Apr 2023 - Nikolay Nikolov

Central Law

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

IT Rules

MeitY Likely to Accept Graded KYC for Online Gaming

MeitY will likely relax KYC requirements for small deposits for playing online games, as industry reps have suggested in their feedback on the IT...

04 Mar 2023 - Nikolay Nikolov

Finance Bill

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

Kerala’s biggest lottery winner Anoop paves the way for future winners to remain anonymous and opens a lottery ticket shop himself.

03 Feb 2023 - Nikolay Nikolov

Allocation of Business Rules

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


Chhattisgarh Bans Games of Chance with Swift Moves

Chhattisgarh is quick to ban gambling, including online, to answer the spread of an illegal betting app. Games of skill are reportedly exempt

05 Jan 2023 - Nikolay Nikolov

Delta Corp

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

“Zero Covid” policy

Macau Casinos: Licenses against Non-Gaming Investments

Macau casino operators will invest billions in non-gaming projects to diversify the city’s economy away from gambling as part of licensing requirements.

24 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


MIB Orders Google to Drop Online Gambling Ads

Centre continues its crack down on offshore gambling with MIB ordering Google to stop showing online betting ads.

10 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


IIM Rohtak Study Reveals Celebrities’ Huge Impact on Gambling Ads

Celebrity endorsements in gambling ads found to raise the tendency to play multifold and double the effect of statutory warnings. Regulations based on the...

05 Dec 2022 - Nikolay Nikolov

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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
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Facebook Updates Protocol for Real-Money Gaming Ads

Facebook updates its policy on gambling promotions, requires operator’s licenses and responsible ad campaigns.

27 Nov 2022 - Svilen Madjov

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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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Big Tech Layoffs Continue, Desi Developers to Refocus Efforts

As Big Tech continues job cuts on a global scale, India is also impacted. Facebook, Amazon, and Twitter cut staff, but desi tech startups...

17 Nov 2022 - Svilen Madjov
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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


LeoVegas in Joint Research with Karolinska Institutet

Swedish gaming operator joins hands with academia on data-driven responsible gaming research.

11 Nov 2022 - Nikolay Nikolov

“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


Gambling Ads Paused on iPhone Apps Store

Gambling ads swiftly restricted on iPhone App Store after criticism by developers

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

Instagram Age Verification Comes to India, Similar KYC Policies Proposed to Regulate Online Gaming

22 Oct 2022 - Svilen Madjov
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Delta Corp

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

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Breaking: Jio and Vodafone blocks offshore gambling sites

Offshore online betting websites Betway, 22bet, PariMatch, and others blocked by Jio and Vodafone over tax evasion claims.

19 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


Centre clamps down on TV & OTT platforms over betting ads

India sees two new advisories asking OTT platforms, news websites, and TV channels to stop betting ads.

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


Curaçao to create new, stricter gambling regulation

Curaçao gambling license overhaul, with stricter entry process While the news of Curaçao looking to […]

13 Jul 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


Famous law influencer comments on India’s gaming bill

YourInstaLawyer tells it like it is in new Instagram Reel video Tanya Appachu, a Lawyer […]

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


Curaçao to trigger gambling action plan in December

Curaçao’s liberal gambling legislation under the gun? We might see improved gambling regulation from Curaçao […]

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

The Madras High Court recently rejected the new law in Tamil Nadu to ban all forms of online gambling, […]

24 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


Bombay HC questions Ludo’s legality following petition

Ludo: A game of chance or skill? The game of Ludo is one that many […]

24 Jun 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


Karnataka & Kerala makes a move on online gambling regulation

Proposal to ban online gambling & betting in Karnataka The Karnataka High Court received a […]

22 Feb 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


Gaming Industry Opposes New TDS Policy, GST Still Unclear

12 Mar 2023 - Nikolay Nikolov

betting apps

Union Government Bans 232 Chinese Betting and Loan Apps

12 Feb 2023 - Nikolay Nikolov


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

08 Jan 2023 - Nikolay Nikolov

Allocation of Business Rules

MEITY is the New Nodal Ministry for Online Gaming in India

29 Dec 2022 - Nikolay Nikolov


Indian Children’s Online Gaming Time will not be Limited

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

06 Dec 2022 - Svilen Madjov

Indian Online Gaming Market

TeamLease and Lumikai with New Reports on Indian Gaming Market

28 Nov 2022 - Nikolay Nikolov

Central Law

Skill Gaming IМTF: Central Law and Extraterritorial Action

21 Nov 2022 - Nikolay Nikolov


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

13 Nov 2022 - Felicia Wijkander
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Government Amends IT Rules, Imposes New Requirements on Social Media

03 Nov 2022 - Svilen Madjov
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Delta Corp

Deltatech to Go Public, Fund Online Gaming Segment

23 Oct 2022 - Svilen Madjov

Tamil Nadu

Tamil Nadu passes gambling ban bill

20 Oct 2022 - Felicia Wijkander

Tamil Nadu

Tamil Nadu issues Ordinance to ban online gambling in the state

10 Oct 2022 - Felicia Wijkander


LeoVegas and Royal Panda set to leave the Indian market

02 Sep 2022 - Felicia Wijkander


Indian media asked to stop real money gambling advertisement

14 Jun 2022 - Felicia Wijkander

Big Time Gaming

Evolution presents massive game release news for 2022!

10 Feb 2022 - Felicia Wijkander
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Kerala lifts online Rummy ban

30 Sep 2021 - Felicia Wijkander


Madras HC rejects Tamil Nadu online gambling ban

04 Aug 2021 - Felicia Wijkander


AIGF challenges Tamil Nadu’s Online Rummy ban

26 Mar 2021 - Felicia Wijkander

Andhra Pradesh

New Online Gambling ban in Andhra Pradesh

09 Sep 2020 - Felicia Wijkander