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Discovery Group’s DSport television channel has announced that it has roped in Jaipur-based real money fantasy sports platform, MyTeam11, as the official broadcast co-presenting partner for the Pakistan Super League (PSL) T20 tournament. The fourth season of the tournament will be played across six cities in UAE and Pakistan from 14th February-17th March, 2019 and will be broadcast on DSport channel. Commenting on the partnership, MC Venkatesh, managing director of Lex Sportel, the channel management…
Legendary Australian leg-spinner Shane Warne has come out strongly in support of legalising gambling and betting in India. Speaking to The Times of India in an exclusive interview, Warne when asked about his views on the International Cricket Council’s Anti-Corruption Unit’s study that India is a hub for illegal bookies and steps to curb the menace, unequivocally stated government of India should legalise gambling. Stating that legalising and regulating gambling is a long overdue…
Exclusive The central government did not give a clear answer on the legality of fantasy sports and proposal to regulate it, in response to an unstarred question raised in the Lok Sabha by Telangana Rashtriya Samiti (TRS) MP AP Jithender Reddy. Reddy, in an unstarred question dated 8th February, 2019 sought to know whether the central government proposes to regulate fantasy sports; the number of cases pending in consumer courts relating to fantasy sports and whether…
Aurangabad-based religious organisation, the Numanida Council, has demanded that the central government block websites that are detrimental to the security and development of the country. As per a report in news agency UNI, the council has demanded blocking of websites relating to online gaming, including Tik Tok, PUBG and online rummy. The little known council met Aurangabad Divisional Commissioner Dr. Purushottam Bhapkar last week and submitted a memorandum addressed to Prime Minister Narendra Modi…
The letters patent appeals pertaining to the legality of poker were once again adjourned by the Gujarat High Court without any hearing. On 7th February, a clutch of letters patent appeals filed by Indian Poker Association Secretary KN Suresh, Hotel Ramada and Aman Chhabra were supposed to be heard by a division bench of the Gujarat High Court comprising of Acting Chief Justice Anant Dave and Justice Biren Vaishnav. The appeals now stand adjourned…
Ace stock market investor Rakesh Jhunjhunwala has predicted that gambling and casinos will soon be legalised in almost all states in the country. Speaking at the TiECON Summit in Mumbai yesterday, Jhunjhunwala stated that he loves gambling and the time is not far when all the states will legalise casinos like Goa. The equity investor also noted that he is very optimistic about the growth prospects of the Indian economy and that the Bharatiya Janata…
Leading e-commerce and digital wallets portal Paytm has recently launched rummy and fantasy sports games on its mobile app. The rummy and fantasy sports games are accessible on the Paytm homepage and are operated by the ‘Gamepind’ brand, the skill gaming joint venture between Alibaba-backed Chinese technology company AGTech and One97 Communications Limited (the parent company of Paytm, in which Chinese behemoth Alibaba is also an investor). The fantasy sports app of Gamepind, developed and
Dhaval Mudgal, the winner of WPT Vietnam and one of India’s top poker players, recently gave an interesting interview to Raj Juneja, the host of Poker Life India. In their discussion, Mudgal and Juneja spoke about various poker developments  that affected the growth of poker in India in the year 2018. The discussion began with the variables affecting the game at the macro-level. Juneja noted how better internet connectivity and higher smartphone usage is…
The upcoming draft tourism master plan does not envision new casinos in Goa, Tourism Minister Manohar ‘Babu’ Ajgaonkar told the state legislative assembly on Wednesday. In a written reply to an unstarred question raised by Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) MLA Churchill Alemao, Ajgaonkar said, “All stakeholders involved in the tourism industry would be consulted, before finalising the master plan.” On a pointed query as to whether new casinos would be allowed under the draft tourism…
Leading international betting exchange Betfair has stopped accepting players from India effective 28th January, 2019. In an email sent to its Indian users, the online betting behemoth informed that it would stop taking bets from Indian users and closing down access their website to users from India from 28th January. The company further asked users to manage any open positions and withdraw any funds in advance of 28th January. Betfair in its communique to users…