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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 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.


PAGCOR extends cash aid to kin of five fallen Bulacan rescuers



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THE Philippine Amusement and Gaming Corporation (PAGCOR) on September 30, 2022 extended financial assistance worth P100,000 to each of the families of the five rescue workers in Malolos, Bulacan who perished recently in the line of duty at the height of Super Typhoon Karding.

PAGCOR provided the cash aid in recognition of the heroism of Narciso Calayag, Jr., Jerson Resurreccion, Marby Bartolome, George Agustin and Troy Justin Agustin. The victims drowned in floodwater when a wall collapsed on them while performing rescue duties last September 25, 2022.

Apart from providing financial assistance to the families of the five fallen rescue workers, the state-run gaming firm joined hands with the Bridges of Benevolent Initiative Foundation, Inc. (BBFI), the charitable arm of The Midori Clark Casino operated by BB International Leisure and Resort Development Corp. (BBI), in conducting relief operations for the typhoon victims in the provinces of Bulacan and Pampanga.

The recipients in the towns of San Miguel and Sto. Nino, Pampanga received 400 and 150 food relief packs, respectively, while a total of 300 families in Hagonoy, Bulacan, were also provided relief items. Each relief pack contained rice, instant noodles, coffee, and canned goods.

As of September 30, 2022, PAGCOR and its licensees have distributed 4,700 relief packs in different areas in Luzon affected by the recent typhoon and are set to conduct more distributions in the upcoming days.

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Japneet Singh Sethi, Country Manager, Khelraja wins the prestigious Rising Star Award at the 2nd Edition of The Business Leadership Awards



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Owing to his contribution to the iGaming landscape in Asia, Japneet Singh Sethi, Country Manager, Khelraja has been awarded with the prestigious Rising Star Award in the Gaming category at the 2nd Edition of The Business Leadership Awards. The award ceremony was held on 29th September at Courtyard by Marriott, Mumbai. Actress Udita Goswami was the celebrity guest on the occasion.

Speaking on the felicitation, Japneet Singh Sethi said, “It is always an honor to be recognized for your work. I was always focused towards building a thriving iGaming ecosystem for the vast community of iGaming enthusiasts and to be recognized for my efforts in this respect is a great boost to the entire industry. I have always wanted to contribute to my country’s economy and I think iGaming is one of the ways I can give back to the nation. I would also want to congratulate all the other nominees and winners who are working towards the development of their respective sectors”.

Khelraja is Asia’s renowned real-money gaming brand that offers sports betting, casino and esports among other categories. Japneet has been instrumental in expanding the brand’s reach in Asia.

Also, speaking on the occasion Ankit Joshi, Founder & CEO, Feather Touch Business Solutions said, “The Business Leadership Award is initiated with the objective of felicitating the innovative businesses who are ensuring that the world becomes a better place with their efforts for growth of the community and society. It is always an honor to meet the entrepreneurs who are helping the country grow through their vision.”

The event witnessed over 120 attendees. Some of the popular categories in which the awards were given included Brand Marketing, CSR, Real Estate, Social Media, Digital Marketing, Startups, Innovation and Strategy, Healthcare and Information Technology.

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“MPL launches India’s first multi-game Loss Protection initiative for a risk-free gaming experience”



"MPL launches India’s first multi-game Loss Protection initiative for a risk-free gaming experience"
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MPL, one of the world’s largest mobile and skill gaming platforms, has announced India’s first ever multi-game Loss Protection policy that is aimed at safeguarding the interest of the players. With this policy, gamers can claim a refund of up to 100% of the net loss that they may have incurred after playing 10 gameplay sessions with specified thresholds. This initiative is a great step in enabling users to play some of the most popular titles on the platform while keeping their financial security in mind. The loss protection initiative will be available for activation during MPL’s marquee gaming festival, Diwali Lakhpati Party, and will help users enjoy a great  gaming experience during the festive season.

This first of its kind initiative in the gaming industry is aligned with MPL’s player-first approach that shows the company’s commitment towards offering  a safe and secure gaming experience. This will also enable the players to concentrate on the gameplay without having to worry about the probability of losing money.

Through this program, once a user activates this policy, they can avail the option of claiming a refund of their net loss, if incurred, after 10 gameplay sessions. The policy covers select titles which are some of the top games like Poker, Ludo, Fantasy, Carrom, Block Puzzle, etc. The procedure for activating the insurance entails a successful KYC verification and the amount is directly refunded to the users’ MPL wallet. Gamers need to submit their claims on the app to avail the offer.

Commenting on the launch, Namratha Swamy, Country Head – India, MPL, said, “At MPL, we are committed to offering best-in-class gaming experience to our users always. We feel the Loss Protection policy is a great initiative that can foster safe and risk-free gameplay and is aligned with our player- first approach. With this, we hope our users can enjoy a great festive season and play their favorite games on the platform without having to worry about losing money”.

The MPL Diwali Lakhpati Party, which will run from today until October 31, presents many opportunities for players to try their hand at skill gaming and claim grand cash rewards.  The marquee gaming gala, with a total value of Rs 40 crore, will see more than six million gamers with 10,000 users expected to win every hour.

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