INTERNET GAMBLING IN INDIA

Currently, there is no legislation in India dealing specifically with Internet gambling, but the official government stance is that the existing legislation is sufficient to curb gambling in general, including that conducted over the Internet. The Public Gambling Act 1867 (PGA 1867) bans the activity where it is carried out for the profit or gain of the gambling establishment's owner. Casinos, however, may be established provided that the State Assembly reviews the proposal for approval and the state government enacts legislation allowing it.

The following questions have been addressed in this article:

What are some of the penalties that can be levied against individuals and entities that violate India’s gaming laws?
Does the PGA 1867 apply nationwide, or have different states within India adopted a more liberal approach to gambling?
What are some of the inherent drawbacks in India’s gaming regulation?

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