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Differential State Regulations on Online Fantasy Sports Platforms

History and Overview Prior to the promulgation of the Constitution of India, gambling in India was governed by the Public Gambling Act, 1857. However, the popularity of horse racing was growing, and soon after, the Bengal Presidency, Act II of 1867, allowed for subscription, prizes, and staking on horse races. Similarly, it was licensed in … Continue reading Differential State Regulations on Online Fantasy Sports Platforms

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Regulating Something Which Cannot be Stopped: Taking the Concept of British Gambling Commission Forward in a Gambling-Prone India

Gambling today is not per se legal in India, but the very fact that none of the gambling legislations define the term “gambling”, have made the entire scenario obscure and has called for regulations considering the immense potential of the gambling industry to fetch revenues. Though there have been recommendations from the law commission to … Continue reading Regulating Something Which Cannot be Stopped: Taking the Concept of British Gambling Commission Forward in a Gambling-Prone India

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Legality of Dream 11

Dream 11, arguably the most successful online fantasy sports platform in India, has had its fair share of legal controversy. The legality of Dream 11 has always been in question and contended in various Courts throughout the country. The general stance taken by courts, while dealing with legality of Dream 11, has been that online … Continue reading Legality of Dream 11

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