India online in games gambling

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We have discussed below only the important laws for the sake of brevity.

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Meghalaya Skill Games 2.3 What is the process of applying for a Licence for a Relevant Product?

Sikkim Working with GLG has been a smooth and efficient co-operation from beginning to end. We look forward to working with you on future editions.Peter Lyck, Partner – Nielson Norager Vulnerability to Review/Suspension/Revocation The states of Sikkim and Meghalaya in the north-east of India and the state of Goa and the union territory of Daman and Diu in the west regulate casino games in land-based form. Bingo

There are specific exemptions for games of skill under Gaming Laws and courts have also recognised skill games as a legitimate business activity constitutionally protected. No licence is required for offering skill games in most states in India except Nagaland and Meghalaya, which have licensing regimes for skill games under the respective Acts. In the absence of any concrete requirements, the Indian gaming industry has started regulating itself and prescribed standards for social responsibility. The guidelines imposed by self-regulatory industry associations, such as the Indian Federation of Sports Gaming (“IFSG”), the All India Gaming Federation (“AIGF”) and the Online Rummy Federation in their Skill Charters, provide for: In most states, fantasy sports is unregulated, operating within the exception for games of skill in the Gaming Laws. There are some exceptions to this. Betting Please refer to question 1.2 above. Only the states of Goa, Daman and Diu, Sikkim and Meghalaya (further modalities awaited) allow the offering of such games. If the betting is on games of chance, then it would attract the prohibitions under the Gaming Laws. If it is on casino games, please refer to the relevant row at question 1.1 above. For sports betting and fantasy sports, please refer to the relevant section below.

(v) Specific to the licence issued in Nagaland, the licensee under the Nagaland Act and any operator who has not obtained a licence under the Nagaland Act but offers online skill games in the state. In Goa, Daman and Diu, casinos are regulated under the Goa, Daman and Diu Public Gambling Act, 1976 (“Goa Act”). Casinos in Sikkim are regulated under the Sikkim Casinos (Control and Tax) Act, 2002 (“Sikkim Casino Act”). In Meghalaya, casino games are to be regulated under the Meghalaya Act. In the context of online gaming, the states are gradually recognising the need for specific provisions to regulate the field and while states of north-eastern India have preferred a licensing regime, states of southern India have opted for bans. In most states, since it is difficult for a traditional police force to effectively act against online platforms if they do not have a physical place of business in a particular state, states are looking for ways to block such websites (see question 3.1 above). In other words, though there is appetite for enforcement, there are practical challenges to enforcement. Betting on horse races has been judicially recognised as a game of skill and many Gaming Laws also expressly exclude it from their prohibitions – subject to certain conditions. Since most of the governing statutes are pre-internet, there is no specific regulator or statutory language in most Gaming Laws for online betting on horse races. However, the race club organising the horse race may impose certain conditions.

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