Indian Supreme Court Mulling Online Gambling Case

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The Indian Supreme Court is currently debating a case brought by several online betting firms which could decide the country's stance on allowing the act.

The Supreme Court is deciding whether or not games of skill that accept stakes online fall within India's current betting laws, or are to be treated the same as casino games, which are outlawed in the country of 1.2 billion.

Games affected by the decision include Poker and Rummy, which are both popular among players in India. Even though gambling is restricted by law, online gambling is estimated to be worth $10 billion annually.

The legal battle for the games is being waged by operators such as Play Games 24x7 and Head Infotech india, which both put out online rummy websites.

Casino Listings will update this story as more developments arise.

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Dustin Jermalowicz
Dustin has a long-standing passion for gambling. He has been writing professionally on the subject and breaking industry news for Casino Listings since 2011. His favorite casino games include Blackjack, Poker, and Hi/Lo. A proud native of Detroit, Dustin currently lives in Michigan.