GOA extends casino closures till September 13th

Online casino gambling in India

Goa has extended its COVID restrictions until September 13th, 2021, due to the recent rise in new COVID cases across India. The COVID restrictions initially went into effect on May 9th, 2021, and have been extended several times since they were first enforced. Unfortunately, the restrictions mandate that all casinos and other public entertainment facilities … Read more

Online Casinos Still Booming As Delta Corp Plans To Reopen To Public

Online Indian Casinos

India only allows in-person casinos in three states: Goa, Sikkim, and Daman. However, these domestic gambling services have been shut down or operating at a limited capacity since the coronavirus pandemic hit the second wave, and the lockdown was imposed.  The Delta Corp, which operates casinos in Goa and Sikkim, has announced that they will be opening … Read more

Goa Casinos To Remain On Lockdown Until May 10th

As India is currently dealing with one of the worst COVID outbreaks globally, restrictions have been ordered by the local government to help curb the spread of the coronavirus. Now, the restrictions set in place do not allow Goa casinos to open to the general public until May 10th, 2021. In addition to casinos, restaurants, … Read more

Mandovi Floating Casino Upgrades Coming In 2022

Deltin Caravela Casino

The Delta Corporation announced that they will be replacing their Deltin Caravela gaming vessel with a larger floating casino in the Mandovi River sometime in 2022.  The new vessel is reportedly costing around $20.5 million to build with the anticipation that it will increase the Delta Corporation’s revenue onward. The new vessel is being constructed by the … Read more

Online Casino Boom Spreads Across India During Lockdown

India's online casino spike

It’s no surprise that while the Coronavirus pandemic is still looming in India, gamblers are trying their luck with online casinos, but what most people don’t understand is that Indian residents can legally bet online without breaking any federal gambling laws.  States with domestic casinos (Goa and Daman) were forced to shut down on March 15th due … Read more

Kiren Rijiju Unclear About Sports Betting Legalization

Kiren Rijiju

Kiren Rijiju is the current Indian Union Minister for Sports and Youth Affairs and the Minister of State. He is a member of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), a lawyer, and serves as a member of the Lok Sabha. His views on gambling and sports betting specifically are highly regarded.  Last year the Law Minister Amar Singh … Read more

Goa Casino Owner Elected To Indian State Legislature

Gopal Kanda - Big Daddy Owner

Gopal Kanda has made headlines again, this time as the first Goa casino owner to ever be elected to the Indian state legislature.  A couple of weeks ago, the Indian state of Haryana held elections for its legislative assembly. Among the hopefuls was Big Daddy casino owner Gopal Kanda. Kanda ran as an independent but … Read more

Why India Players Should Play Online Instead Of Domestic Casinos

India casinos

There are not many domestic casinos located in India, but out of the few, there is only a handful of them allow India residents to use their services.  For years India state governments have flip-flopped on the idea of offering domestic casinos to tourists and locals. Currently, there are only three states that offer casino … Read more

WhatsApp Leads To Illegal Casino Arrests In Delhi

India Police

In Delhi, 58 suspects have been detained, and their casino equipment has been seized after police responded to an illegal gambling tip.  Police say that the group used the mobile application “WhatsApp” to arrange the illegal betting scheme. Guests would be invited to the secret location the night before and then directed to the casino … Read more

Panaji’s Floating Casinos May Have Found A New Home

Michael Lobo at desk

The Ports Minister Michael Lobo has told media sources that a new spot has been agreed upon by one of Panaji’s floating casinos, and the other five will soon follow; the only question is where are they moving? The information about the relocation was released to reporters following a cabinet meeting on Wednesday. However, he … Read more