The All India Gaming Federation (AIGF) has announced it is developing a self-regulatory opt-in scheme for the burgeoning skill gaming industry in India. The regulatory charter, ready for industry feedback and stakeholder consultation, is aimed at pre-empting the development of a complex patchwork of state-by-state regulation by creating a centralised model, ...
March 8, 2018admin
Woman Leads the Way in Poker This Women’s Day, March 8 – the theme for which is gender equality, Ms. Sethi’s single-handed contribution to a game that is traditionally regarded as a male bastion, is highly noteworthy. She is the first Female Poker player in the country too. The President of the Country, ...
March 8, 2018admin
At this year’s ICE Total Gaming, the All India Gaming Federation (AIGF) and Betradar formalised their relationship, committing to understand, explore opportunities and network across India around sports betting and gaming. THE AIGF, which is focused on assembling a group of responsible and credible stakeholders to help the country navigate towards ...
February 15, 2018admin
ICE Totally Gaming Exhibition 2018 is to be held at the Platinum Suite, Excel London in the United Kingdom from 5th to 7th Feb 2018. All India Gaming Federation (AIGF) would be present at the event and its CEO Mr. Roland Landers will ...
January 30, 2018admin
A National Meet on Terrorism and Corruption in India was held by IIP, at India International Center on 9th January, 2018. The seminar addressed pertinent issues relating to the threat of terrorism and the terrorism financing terrorist activities in India such as sports ...
January 10, 2018admin
Citing the enormous potential of the Indian Gaming industry and the inflection point that it is at, the panel was unanimous in vouching for a system or an authoritative body which would be empowered with good governance and a dispute resolution mechanism to curb any kind of illegality taking place. ...
Legalising betting in cricket has been the subject of debate in India for many years now. After the IPL 2013 spot-fixing controversy, Lodha panel, appointed by the Supreme Court to suggest reforms for the BCCI, took a realistic stand on the matter. In their January 2016 report, the panel said ...
The gaming industry is crucial to the national economic scenario. It employs and engages a considerable population, including those who conduct such activities, and those who participate in them. Winnings from gaming activities are casual and non-recurring in nature. In other words, they represent a windfall gain for most participants ...
The SC asked the law commission last year to examine whether betting on cricket should be legalized and a law framed NEW DELHI: The Law Commission of India is all set to recommend legalizing betting on sport, including cricket, and having a stringent national law to closely regulate online gambling. The commission ...
December 17, 2017admin
Legalizing and regulating gambling and betting will not only create employment opportunities for millions of people, but would also help government earn huge revenue from the sector. However, responsibility of ensuring welfare and safeguarding the interests of the vulnerable sections of society should be kept in mind while regularizing betting, they ...
November 10, 2017admin
NEW DELHI: Legal experts, foreign regulators and gaming industry experts came together on Saturday to discuss the challenges and the way ahead for making gaming and betting legal in India. The experts, including chairperson of Law Commission of India Justice B S Chauhan, and politicians and parliamentarians also shared their views ...
November 10, 2017admin
The All India Gaming Summit 2017 saw some eminent speakers from the Gaming verticaldiscuss some critical insights impacting the Gaming industry in India. A special segment was dedicated to the best International practices that India can emulate in order to create a regulated and fair environment that is conducive for ...
November 7, 2017admin
The most-awaited Gaming industry event, the All India Gaming Summit 2017 organized by All India Gaming Federation (AIGF) was recently held on 28th October 2017. The summit brought together relevant stakeholders across judiciary, legal and gaming segments to address key topics such as ills of the present system, issues & challenges of legalizing ...
October 31, 2017admin
Legal experts, foreign regulators and gaming industry experts came together on 28th Oct for the first ever All India Gaming Summit 2017 where challenges and the way ahead for making gaming and betting legal in India were discussed. The event was organized by All India Gaming Federation (AIGF) in association with Legal ...
October 29, 2017admin
Missing from screen for some time now, Minissha Lamba is busy honing her skills in poker. Minissha, who has been appointed the professional poker player of Adda52.com, India’s largest poker website, started playing poker initially as a modest hobby during one of her vacations with friends. The game’s unpredictability pushed ...
August 21, 2017admin
Playing fantasy games online requires considerable skill, judgment and discretion, the Punjab and Haryana high court has held and observed that such games can’t be considered gambling. The observations were made by Justice Amit Rawal recently after a resident of Chandigarh, Varun Gumber, approached the court claiming that he had been ...
August 5, 2017admin
For years now, betting has been seen as a bad word – associated with rigged sporting events, corrupt athletes, and racketeering. Betting has destroyed the careers of many sporting greats, while destroying public confidence in national pastimes such as cricket. All that, though, may soon change, as the Indian government mulls ...
July 29, 2017admin
The All India Gaming Federation has presented a white paper to the National Law Commission in which it proposes the creation of a central gaming and betting law, and also making betting on sports such as cricket legal, both in order to bring it out of the shadows, as well ...
July 16, 2017admin
ESSA – the European Sports Security Association – has advised the Law Commission of India that regulating sports betting would bring fiscal and integrity benefits to the country. In an official response to the Law Commission of India’s consultancy on gambling, ESSA firstly welcomed the review itself and then went on ...
July 14, 2017admin
The All India Gaming Federation (AIGF) has sought a central legalisation allowing online betting and regulated betting on cricket, saying the government stands to earn thousands of crore in tax and revenues every year. The Federation on Monday submitted a white paper to the Law Commission, which is working on a ...
July 14, 2017admin
Tasked by the Supreme Court to examine whether betting should be legalised in the backdrop of the infamous 2013 IPL betting scandal that rocked the careers of many cricketers, Law Commission chairman Justice B S Chauhan has said that preliminary scrutiny favoured regulating these activities through a law rather than ...
March 19, 2017admin
Gambling in India has long been a part of the culture and history of the country. In fact, gambling halls were legal in India for centuries until British colonial authorities banned gambling in 1867. Currently thirteen Indian states offer lottery, six states allow horse racing, and two states currently allow and offer some sort ...
January 9, 2017admin
Gambling is a multi-billion dollar industry and was revolutionized by the internet. While there are tools and technologies in various industries like e-commerce, digital media etc. making it easy for people from all walks of life to reach out to an audience of millions with little tech know-how, the same ...
December 9, 2016Sai Tejo Kiran E
The All India Gaming Federation (AIGF) continues to work towards easing the environment for gaming in the country. In a latest move, the AIGF had approached the GST Council seeking a standard or lower tax rate for casino transactions, besides asking for a formulation of special rules for valuation in certain transactions that occur ...
October 25, 2016admin
Figures released by the Union Ministry of Home Affairs indicate that a total of 125494 cases under Gambling Acts of various states were registered in the year 2014 across India. The top 10 states in terms ...
June 23, 2016Jay Satya