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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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Google Play Best of 2020 Awards’ declares World Cricket Championship 3 as winner

Zoltan Tundik

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 Prior to this, the WCC franchise has been featured in Google Editor’s Choice and Google’s Best of Games

World Cricket Championship 3 (WCC 3), the third edition of the award winning cricket gaming franchise, by Next Wave Multimedia Pvt. Ltd., a subsidiary of Nazara Technologies Ltd., today won the ‘Google Play Best of 2020 award’ in the ‘Users’ Choice’ category. Earlier this year, the second edition, WCC 2, won the AatmaNirbhar Bharat App Innovation Challenge conducted by the Government of India.

The ‘Google Play Best of 2020 Awards’ are bestowed upon the most voted apps in different categories on the Google Play Store. The voting process took place on Google Play Store between 10 to 23 November this year with WCC3 being declared a winner on 30 November, 2020.

The WCC franchise crossed 143+ million downloads globally since its inception. As live cricket came to a grinding halt during the pandemic, this ‘Made in India’ game franchise gave players a taste of the sport and got more than 22 million downloads between February and August, 2020. Alongside this, it also recently witnessed more than 100% growth in-app purchases  between February to November 2020.

Commenting on the victory, Next Wave Multimedia Pvt. Ltd.’s Co-founder and CEO P.R. Rajendran said, “We are absolutely elated by this recognition and would like to credit the fans of WCC for this feat! Being a fan driven game, we plan to continue to innovate and usher more features and engage even more players. WCC is the longest running mobile cricket gaming franchise from India and we’re thrilled that the recently launched third edition of the game was the only cricket game to make it to the top 10 list of nominations in this category, this year. This award is dedicated to all the WCC fans out there!”

The recently launched third edition of WCC has been infused with a host of innovative and engaging features which aims to provide an immersive gaming experience to the players. The game also includes a comprehensive career mode set across 3 brackets, 25 series, and 400+ matches with a built-in challenging performance decision system which determines your rise in ranks starting from a local club to the national or international level. The much-awaited Women’s Cricket mode which is a tribute to the changing face of women’s cricket across the globe, is also a part of the latest edition.

To add a dash of extra realism, the game has further been polished with simulation of actual cricket, updated gameplay features like brand new controls, animations, real-time motions of athletes and professional cricketers, bilingual commentary by professional cricketers such as Aakash Chopra and Matthew Hayden and much more.

This latest award for the franchise will add to the list of previously garnered awards including Google Editor’s Choice (2016-2020). WCC2 has also been listed as Google’s Best of Games in 2015, 2016 & 2017 and Apple’s Best of Games 2016, 2017 & 2018.

Furthermore, the cricket game has also been featured among the Top 10 Games for Monthly Active Users by the App Annie Report for 3 years in a row (2016-2018) and was also listed under Top 10 games by time spent in Android & IOS by App Annie 2016 report.

The game is available on Google Play and App Store.

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CT Gaming Interactive Inks Strategic Deal with Apollo Soft

Niji Narayan

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CT Gaming Interactive, a global game developer and provider, has entered into a strategic partnership deal with Apollo Soft, a manufacturer of gaming machines and a games developer.

Both companies plan to further expand their online presence in key markets starting with growing their igaming market share in Africa.

“Increasing our global footprint in several markets through the collaboration with Apollo Soft is part of our corporate development target,” Lachezar Petrov, general manager at CT Gaming Interactive, said.

He said the collaboration extends to a mutual content integration. CT Gaming Interactive will host Apollo’s games at its online gaming platform and Apollo will add its new partner’s titles to its platform`s library of games.

“We are delighted to be on board with CT Gaming Interactive and look forward to adding their exciting titles on offer to our customers. The collaboration contributes tremendously to our objective of further growth,” an Apollo Soft spokesperson said.

“We are happy to join forces and we are looking forward to a mutually beneficial partnership,” Petrov said.

He added that they are thrilled to join with the great team of professionals at Apollo Soft and he is sure that the new partnership will flourish with exciting projects for new markets penetration, starting in 2021.

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Singapore’s One Championship Partners with Facebook

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One Championship, the Singapore-based martial arts organisation, has entered into a partnership with Facebook.

The partnership will see the distribution of custom One Championship martial arts content that is made for Facebook Watch and IGTV. The two parties will also jointly launch a gaming channel called One Championship and One Esports Facebook Gaming.

Furthermore, these parties will launch next-generation VR content in the Venues app for the Oculus Quest headset.

“One Championship is committed to finding new ways to connect authentically with our fans to let them experience the stories of hope, strength, dreams and inspiration created by our athlete superheroes,” Hari Vijayarajan, group CCO of One Championship, said.

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