Join us for a webinar with Jay Sayta, Gaming Laws expert, on “Legalisation of casinos, online poker and other forms of betting” on Wednesday, 18th January 2017 between 5 – 6 PM.
Gaming law is a set of rules and regulations that is applicable to the gaming of gambling industry. Gaming laws is evolving as a niche area of practice in India. Certain states like Sikkim, Nagaland, Goa and Daman & Diu have made casinos legal. Other states are contemplating legalising casinos to increase tourism potentials and revenues.
In this webinar, we will be discussing:
1. What kind of gambling activities are legal in India?
2. Which states have legalised certain forms of gambling/skill games like poker?
3. How to start a casino in Sikkim? What are the legal compliances?
4. How to start an online poker business in Nagaland? What are the legal compliances?
5. Poker sport leagues and its legality
6. What are the GST implications of horse betting and other legalised form of gambling?
About the speaker
Jay Sayta is a law graduate from W.B. National University of Juridical Sciences (NUJS) Kolkata. Jay runs http://glaws.in/, India’s first and only website monitoring gambling, betting and lottery laws. Jay has researched and written extensively on gambling and betting laws for various online and offline publications/journals like The Statesman, Scroll, Swarajya. etc. In 2015, Jay filed a Public Interest Litigation (PIL) in the Bombay High Court to enforce the Maharashtra Casinos (Control & Tax) Act, 1976, a four-decade-old legislation that legalised gaming/casinos in the state of Maharashtra. Based on Jay’s PIL, the High Court directed the government to consider the implementation of casino legislation in a time-bound manner.
Jay has also been quoted as an expert in various national and International publications. Jay currently acts as an independent policy consultant and advises on various areas of law relating to Gaming Laws.
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