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Goa Casino News: Goa CM under fire for hidden casino ads at G20

The Indian state of Goa is one of the few places in the country where gambling is legal. The state is known for its casinos and attracts a large number of tourists each year. However, the casino industry in Goa has been facing criticism from various quarters. Recently, the Congress party in Goa has accused the chief minister of branding the city as a casino destination.


Casinos' Attempt to Skirt Annual Fees Fails in High Court

In a recent ruling, the Bombay High Court in Goa dismissed the claims of casino operators who sought to evade paying an annual recurring fee (ARF) of Rs 321 crore during the pandemic closure. The court viewed the petitioners' claims as an attempt to seek public subsidies for casino operations and upheld the government's right to collect the fee as the price for parting with its exclusive privilege to allow casino operations.


Unlawful Online Casino Crackdown Promised by Chief Minister

As the Indian government is looking to regulate the gambling industry, one of its states has been recently in the news for its crackdown on illegal casinos. Goa Chief Minister Pramod Sawant has assured the legislative assembly that his government will take immediate action against all illegal online casinos operating in the state. In this article, we will delve deeper into the issue of illegal online casinos in Goa and the wider implications for the gambling industry in India.


New Gambling Act Combat Online Casino Enacted By Madhya Pradesh

The Chief Minister of Bhopal, Shivraj Singh Chouhan, announced the government of Madhya Pradesh's decision to pass a new Gambling Act with a focus on comprehensive regulations against online casino gambling. The act aims to tackle the problem of gambling addiction, which the current 1876 law does not address.


India Delhi Police Arrest 9 Individuals in Gambling Racket

Nine individuals were arrested in connection to a gambling racket in Prachin Kuan near Park Jamroodpur in New Delhi. The Delhi Police Narcotics Squad conducted the bust and seized cash amounting to Rs 14,500 and other undisclosed materials. The operation was prompted by credible information received from a reliable source, according to a statement by DCP South Chandan Chaudhary.


Online Casino Sector in India Faces Self-Regulation Demands

India is seeking responsible growth for its $2 billion online gaming industry through self-regulation. Proposed regulations prohibit betting or gambling on game outcomes, and require online gaming companies to register with a self-regulatory authority. The regulations also mandate due diligence by online gaming intermediaries and include provisions for player verification and a grievance redressal mechanism.