A fair amount of activity and developments have taken place in recent months in the field of gaming laws in India, be it through the Judiciary or State Governments. While the Sikkim Government has granted licenses for operating gaming websites, the Supreme Court of India has been pro-active in protecting the spirit, transparency and integrity of the game of cricket. The gaming community has also kept a close tab on the arguments in the Mahalakshmi Case, which shall have a significant impact on the laws governing the online gaming businesses in India. There is also a public interest litigation which has been filed seeking a directive to the State Government of Maharashtra to pass an almost four decade old legislation that seeks to license and regulate casinos in the state.
Please click here to view our write-up on these key updates in Indian gaming laws, as published in the May/June 2015 issue of iGaming Business.