Sport Fixed Fixtures
05 – April – 2021
2 games ticket 95% WIN RATE
Moreirense – Sporting: 2 Odd:1.50 FT: 1:1
Zenit – Khimki: 1 Odd:1.30 FT: 2:0
- Online Gambling Law in India
Online gambling laws in India are vague and open to interpretation. Ask 50 different people about the legality of betting in India and you’ll get 50 different answers. On this page, we’ll attempt to give you a thorough but concise overview of the current legal situation.
Gambling is regulated in India at the national and state levels. On the national stage, gambling is mostly addressed by two or three acts depending on who you ask:
- The Public Gambling Act of 1867
- Prize Competition Act, 1955
- The Information Technology Act of 2000 (maybe)
Online gambling isn’t specifically mentioned in any of these acts so it resides in a grey area of the law. Some could argue that the Public Gambling act of 1867 applies to online gambling since it restricts all forms of “gambling.” Additionally, there’s the problem that “gambling” itself is never defined by the act.
The states also have the authority to regulate gambling to a degree. Two states, Goa and Sikkim, have authorized a limited number of brick-and-mortar casinos. The other states outlaw most forms of gambling, betting, and poker. The one nationwide exception is horse racing betting, which the Supreme Court ruled was a game of skill in 1996.
Although most forms of real-world gambling are banned in India, there are no legal means for prosecuting those who choose to place their bets online. For that reason, India is a fast-growing market for online gambling. With 1.2 billion inhabitants and a growing middle class, India shows great potential for e-gaming operators.
Offshore betting sites such as Bet365 have already entered the market and cater to Indians. At Bet365, you may deposit with Indian rupees and are welcomed to register and play all games from India. Bet365 resides outside of India and is therefore safe from the laws that ban the operation of gambling websites. And since there are no laws that prohibit individual people from placing bets online, Bet365 is able to take advantage of the legal loophole.