The online casino present in India is not that popular and gambling is however restricted in some areas except the lotteries and horse racing. The legalising of the gambling activities in India is purely dependent on the States. According to the Public Gambling Act of 1867, it is illegal to run or being into the gambling activities and also prohibit to visit the gambling house. The penalty is to pay a fine of rupees 200 and imprisonment of almost 3 months. Visiting to a gambling house, leads to pay a fine of rupees 100 and government puts them behind the jail for about a month.
The news of online casinos!
Furthermore, the online gambling is banned according to the Bombay Wager Act in Maharashtra. The Information Technology Act 2000 is responsible for controlling the cyber activities in India has not mentioned anything related to the gambling and betting their money. There are total of 10 casinos in the state of Goa where six casinos are on land and other four are floating on the Mandovi River namely Casino Deltin Royale, Casino DeltinJaqk which are controlled by the Deltin Group and Casino Pride and Casino Pride 2 are regulated by the Pride Group.
According to the Goa, Daman and Diu Public Gambling Act of1976, the casino can be operated in the five star hotels only. This Act resulted in the opening of the first casino on land in Daman by the Deltin Group. According to some inside sources, the casino can be opened next in the Visakhapatnam. Moreover, there are two casinos in Sikkim namely Casino Sikkim and Casino Mahjong.
The emergence of the game!
Since 2009, if a person is found doing gambling online he has to pay fine of rupees 90,000 per day. However, the government of Sikkim in the year 2010 provided licence to play only three gambling games online. The government also announced some betting games along with the lottery prize played by players throughout India. This step leads to the advancement of the gambling market of Sikkim online. Although, any type of promotion of the casino is banned in India but the offshore site which are non-Indian can promote the casino.
As they target on the Indian people only, the offshore companies have sites that promotes the gambling activities in India. The only way they attract the Indian players during promotion is that offer the Indian currency as rupee in the name of lottery or prize money. The gambling activities lead to earning the revenue of worth US$60 billion per year.