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A division bench of the Gujarat High Court comprising of Acting Chief Justice Anant S. Dave and Justice Biren Vaishnav adjourned the letters patent appeal filed by three appellants- Dominance Games Private Limited, Hotel Ramada Ahmedabad and Aman Chabbra to 20th June, 2019. The hearing, which will determine the legality of poker played in clubs and whether it is a game of skill, was supposed to be conducted on 11th March, but the matter…
Leading online poker website PokerBaazi, has announced its association with non-profit NGO Vidya Integrated Development for Youth and Adults (VIDYA). The company has stated that it will donate a share of the rake collected during the upcoming PokerBaazi Premier League (PPL) Special Edition (to be conducted from 21st-28th April, 2019) towards the education and upliftment of 14 underprivileged girls for a year. In the domestic poker circuit, the PPL has already created quite a…
Dream11, the largest fantasy sports website in the country has announced that it has partnered with the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) to become the official fantasy gaming partner of the Indian Premier League (IPL) for a period of four years. The 4-year exclusive partnership will begin with the upcoming 2019 edition of IPL starting 23rd March. The deal will include Dream11’s  brand integrations and on-ground activations at various touch points in…
Delta Corp Limited has announced that it, through its subsidiary, Gaussian Software Private Limited, has entered into an agreement to make an investment of US$10 million in Jalesh Cruises Mauritius Limited, an Essel Group company promoted by Amit Goenka, the son of Rajya Sabha Member of Parliament (MP) and Zee Group promoter Subhash Chandra. As per the announcement made by Delta Corp to the stock exchanges, the US$10 million investment will entitle Gaussian Software to…
The Goa cabinet has decided to grant yet another six month extension to offshore casinos in the state to shift from the River Mandovi, where they are currently situated. The decision was taken by the state cabinet through circulation. According to news reports, initially, a cabinet meeting was set to be held at ailing Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar’s private residence, yesterday. However, the meeting was cancelled at the last minute without citing any reason…
The Sri Lankan government has announced a drastic increase in annual license fees and taxes for casinos. The announcement of the steep hike was made by the country’s finance minister Mangala Samaraweera in the annual budget presented in parliament earlier this week. As per the announcement, the annual license fees for casinos is hiked from 200 million Sri Lankan rupees (around US$1.1 million) to 400 million Sri Lankan rupees (US$2.2 million). Apart from this, the…
Asia Gaming Brief (AGB) is going to host its flagship event, the ASEAN Gaming Summit at the Conrad Manila in Philippines from 19th-21st March, 2019. According to the organisers, the 2019 event is expected to be their biggest ever, with around 400 delegates expected over the three-days. Key stakeholders in Asia’s gaming industry have already signed up as participants, including Belle Corporation, Caesars Entertainment, Crown Resorts, Melco Resorts, NagaCorp, Resorts World Manila, Thunderbird Resorts &…
India’s only listed gaming and hospitality company, Delta Corp Ltd., has announced that it has Rs. 15.50 crores in Halaplay Technologies Pvt. Ltd., the company that operates fantasy gaming portal HalaPlay, for a 15.52% stake (at a post money valuation of around Rs. 100 crores) in the company. Delta Corp, in a regulatory filing to the stock exchanges stated that the company will invest the money in two tranches and will receive a total of…
The Indian Federation of Sports Gaming (IFSG) hosted the second edition of GamePlan sports gaming conference at Four Seasons Hotel in Mumbai today. Based on the overall theme of ‘The Economy of Sports Gaming’, the GamePlan 2019 event hosted three separate panel discussions: Future of Online Sports Entertainment in India; Growth of Sports Gaming Ecosystem and Fuelling Sports Fan Engagement. Panelists included the likes of Melinda Petrunoff of Facebook; Vikas Agnihotri of Google India;  Varun Narang, of Hotstar;…
The Indian Federation of Sports Gaming (IFSG) hosted the second edition of GamePlan sports gaming conference at Four Seasons Hotel in Mumbai today. Based on the overall theme of ‘The Economy of Sports Gaming’, the GamePlan 2019 event hosted three separate panel discussions: Future of Online Sports Entertainment in India; Growth of Sports Gaming Ecosystem and Fuelling Sports Fan Engagement. Panelists included the likes of Melinda Petrunoff of Facebook; Vikas Agnihotri of Google India;  Varun Narang, of Hotstar;…