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India – A Booming Online Casino Market?

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Over the years, gambling in India has never taken off due to the country’s strict laws, with some casino games frowned upon, subsequently, online casinos have not been able to cater for the Indian market. However, it seems that the regulations for online casinos are beginning to be relaxed.

Several online casinos are now offering bonuses and promotions explicitly for Indian players. Our research indicates that most online providers have INR as a currency available for deposit and withdrawal methods, some even have Indian themes as an option to make you more comfortable.

As such, online players might be pondering where to play online casino in India, with interest in online gaming now growing year by year the south Asian subcontinent. We have listed some of the top casinos on offer for online players.

Pure Casino

Pure Casino is a fantastic online provider that’s licensed under the Curacao eGaming Authority. They provide a fantastic welcome bonus of up to ₹10,000 and many other promotions as well. The game types that are available include live casino, video poker, slot machines and jackpot games.

The payment methods specifically cater to you to make your experience as easy as possible. The best part is that the processing time for deposits is instantaneous and withdrawals take up to 3 days, which isn’t so bad.

There’s also a mobile app version available which makes everything that much easier and convenient.

LeoVegas

LeoVegas Casino has a superb entertainment hub, licensed under the Malta Gaming Authority. They have a welcome bonus of up to a whopping ₹30,000 separated over three deposits. A large variety of games are offered for your pleasure, such as:

  • Slots
  • Blackjack
  • Live games
  • Baccarat
  • Craps
  • Scratch cards
  • Keno
  • Roulette

The provider has several payment methods for you to select from and the payout time takes between 1 – 5 days. There’s also a mobile app available for both Android and IOS devices.

Royal Panda

Royal Panda is another amazing online provider, operating under the UK Gambling Commission. With a lovely welcome bonus of up to ₹10 000, it’s no wonder why Royal Panda is so popular.

With a fantastic array of games available for your perusal, Royal Panda is one of the best in the game. Game types include blackjack, baccarat, video poker, live casino, keno, roulette, scratch cards and slots.

The provider, much like the other two, specifically caters for Indian people in terms of payment methods and here the pay-out time is even quicker, requiring only 1-3 days for withdrawals. A mobile version is available in the form of an app for your convenience.

Provisions for Indian Players

As you can see, several online casinos have now included provisions for Indian players. India has come a long way since independence and will continue to make strides, especially the easing of gambling laws for online casinos.

This is beneficial for you as it’ll give you the opportunity to play in casinos without ever having to leave the comfort of your own home. Be sure to check out these online providers and keep up to date with all industry news regarding India’s regulation.

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India Qualifiers for World Esports League 2021 to kick-start on September 29

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Registrations are open as TEKKEN7 & Brawl Stars are included in WSL’21

The Esports Federation of India (ESFI) is all set to roll out the India qualifiers for the World Esports League (WSL) 2021 from September 29 to 30.

The World Esports League is hosted by Technoblood Inc. and organised by the WSL Organising Committee in partnership with the International Esports Federation (IESF). Owing to the Covid-19 pandemic, the India Qualifiers will be held virtually with top athletes from across the country competing and showcasing their skills and strategies. Popular fighting game TEKKEN7 and multiplayer online battle arena and third-person hero shooter video game Brawl Stars (3V3) will be part of the event.

Fighting game Tekken7 will be played in double elimination format whereas athletes can compete in Brawl Stars in Single elimination format.

“A tight-knit fight gaming community in India has extreme potential, one that we keep witnessing in many esports tournaments in the country. Tekken7 has a legacy of being the best fighting games and we are confident that esports athletes coming over from across the country will be putting up a spectacle of their own. Brawl Stars is a very popular game among the children between 16-21 years of age and we will witness some budding superstars coming out as national champions and bringing the laurels for our country at the Global Finals. This is a very interesting time for esports in India and we are already looking forward to our national qualifiers for WSL ’21,” said Mr. Prabhat Kumar, Director of Esports Federation of India.

The winners of the India qualifiers will be selected to represent the country at the Global Finals of WSL 2021 which are scheduled to take place in Korea from December 16 to 19. The air travel expenses and accommodation of the athletes traveling to Korea will be covered.

In order to take part in the prestigious event, country’s Esports athletes and enthusiasts can register themselves on https://discord.gg/esfi till 26th September 2021.

ESFI continues its partnership with Artsmith-Concepts & Visions as the country’s one of the top Esports and sports-specialised PR firms will extend its support as the communication partner. The qualifiers will be streamed live on ESFI’s official channels on YouTube and Twitch as well as on their Facebook page.

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India: Karnataka State Government Tables Bill to Ban Online Gambling

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Karnataka Home minister Araga Jnanendra has tabled the Karnataka Police (Amendment) Bill, 2021 in the assembly on Friday seeking a ban on online gambling and betting across the state. The bill also provides for a maximum imprisonment of three years or a fine of up to Rs 100,000 for the violators.

The bill states that “games means and includes online games, involving all forms of wagering or betting, including in the form of tokens valued in terms of the money paid before or after the issue of it, or electronic means and virtual currency, electronic transfer of funds in connection with any game of chance.”

The bill stipulates a fine of Rs 10,000 and imprisonment of six months for first-time offenders. For a second offence, violators would receive a jail term of one year and a fine of Rs 15,000.

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Melco Sustainability Strategy “Above & Beyond” Honoured by PATA Gold Awards and International Gaming Awards

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Melco Resorts & Entertainment has been honoured by Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA) Gold Awards 2021 as winner of the “Climate Change Initiative” category and named “Sustainable Resort of the Year” by International Gaming Awards (IGA) 2021.

The “Above and Beyond” sustainability strategy ensures that Melco achieves carbon neutrality and zero waste across all its global resorts by 2030. The influence of these goals extends far beyond the boundaries of Melco’s business, inspiring guests to rally around a better, more sustainable future for all. The strategy contributes towards Melco’s sustainability focus areas including:

  • Zeroing in on food waste
  • Efficiency measures in Macau and the Philippines
  • Reducing consumption of harmful chemicals.
  • Reduction of single-use plastic

“We are thrilled to be recognized by PATA and IGA for our commitment towards Sustainability. In an industry not traditionally known for sustainability, Melco strives to continue to pioneer more environmentally responsible ways to operate integrated resorts. We will continue to protect the environment for future generations with our passion, ambition and the tough goals set in the ‘Above & Beyond’ sustainability strategy,” Ms. Denise Chen, Senior Sustainability Adviser of Melco, said.

“Amid the global disruption to the tourism industry brought by the pandemic, this year it is particularly encouraging to see in the limelight some of the best initiatives across the tourism industry in the Asia-Pacific region, in the multiple areas of marketing, sustainability and social responsibility,” Ms. Maria Helena de Senna Fernandes, Director of the Macao Government Tourism Office, said.

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