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Is gambling illegal ?

Originally posted by : C A Bharat Halan
I have heard that gambling is illegal in indian soil but how does card game are being played at clubs ? 

What about online rummy and poker at various site for a stack of money.??


Hello, gambling indeed is illegal, but only the offline gambling, the online casinos are usually placed outside India, so they don't have any power over those sites and they are safe to play on. I'm playing myself poker online on this site , and I never had any troubles. I'm usually playing in the evening with my friends, we grab some beers and try to earn some money, good times. Anyway, if you want to play, do it online on domains that are not Indian, and it will be all good.

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Saurabh (CA - Grand Finale)     20 September 2014

Card games played at clubs are strictly speaking not legal, since it is also gambling.

About the online rummy, poker etc., almost all of these sites have their servers outside India, so they cant be implicated. There are still no rules on online gambling/betting in India, but it is still not legal.


Umang Saluja

Umang Saluja (Student)     26 April 2016

I want to ask experts about the legality of gambling in india.. as i have seen 1 website that is which offers to bet almost in every game. That is a UK based site, and its all legal there. Check out the website, and its all responsible gambling, they are licenced and everything seems to be perfect.

Just i wanted to know its legal consequences in India. (As i have heard that making any bet to indian bookie is illegal, so that website is UK bookie)

My Client need advice regarding this.. Please Help.. ASAP
Tooky Tooker

Tooky Tooker   13 December 2020

I think you are pretty able to have a look at the law of your country and find an answer to this question. In my opinion, this question has a moral sense sometimes. I mean if casinos should be legal or illegal? Everybody will answer it differently but I don't see any bad influence of gambling. It brings only benefits to the state and we can see it by the example of Vegas and many others. In my humble opinion, everybody should try playing fairspin one day. Only this way, you can make the right and true conclusions.

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