C A Bharat Halan (Practicsing CA) 19 September 2014
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.??
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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 (Student) 26 April 2016
I want to ask experts about the legality of gambling in india.. as i have seen 1 website that is bet365.com 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
Natali Oz 24 September 2019
The main reason for the "vitality" of the gambling business is the presence of a steady demand for gambling on the part of players, which, according to well-known economic laws, gives rise to an illegal organization of gambling. It follows that illegal gambling should be considered as a criminal market.
IndiaNo (Journalist) 27 September 2019
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 http://wedeqq.org/, 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.