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Everything You Need to Know about Casino Gambling in India

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Whenever you gamble in India, it’s important that you make sure that you are doing so through legal means. If you are caught gambling in an illegal casino, the government will fine both you and the casino for the offense.

To a lot of people, casinos can become houses of worship. They are essentially places wherein people can flock to place their bets in a variety of different games in the hopes that they can increase their wealth. The most expansive casinos will have many game modes like slot machines, blackjack, poker, roulette, baccarat, and more. Casinos are typically associated with luxury hotels, especially those that are found in Las Vegas. But casinos and gambling houses can actually be found in all sorts of places. India, in particular, has a very strong and thriving gambling culture. This article is going to take a deep dive into the casino gambling industry in India along with its rich history.

History of Casinos in India

Historians believe that there is evidence that people in India have been gambling as early as 2000 B.C. It just goes to show how deep and immense the history of gambling is in the country of India. However, the first real casinos in India appeared when they started developing an interest in sports such as sheep-fighting and cock-fighting. While these old gambling houses are a far cry from the casinos that exist today, they are the earliest documented examples of places that were specifically designed for gambling-related activity. As such, they are India’s earliest casinos.

Nowadays, legal casino operation in India isn’t so cut and dry. By law, gambling is considered a state subject. This means that individual states are the ones who pass legislation and decide on regulatory measures for their casinos. All of this falls under The Public Gambling Act of 1976. Currently, only the states of Sikkim, Daman and Diu, and Goa allow physical land casinos in their territories. All of the other states in India prohibit gambling. The government of India has always been very strict with the legislation surrounding gambling even though it’s a rampant practice within the Indian culture.

Currently, there are two functioning casinos in Sikkim and 10 casinos in Goa. However, it’s widespread knowledge that there are many cases of illegal gambling all over India that fly under the radar. Aside from that, due to the lack of accessibility to these traditional physical casinos, many people in India have resorted to using online casino platforms like Betnero. These online casinos have been becoming more and more popular because of a variety of factors. However, for the most part, people have been flocking to these online platforms because of the convenience and accessibility that they provide. Users are now granted the opportunity to play a game of poker with different people all over the world without even having to change out of their loungewear. Aside from that, these online casinos also tend to offer mobile versions of their platforms which allow people to play even when they’re on the go.

How to Play in Casinos

Considering the variety of many different casino games, it can be very difficult to give just one piece of general advice for everyone to adopt and follow. There are some casino games that require a high level of skill and strategies like poker and blackjack, but there are also other games that rely more on sheer luck like slots and baccarat. Ultimately, people should just play the games that they enjoy the best.

 

However, whenever you gamble in India, it’s important that you make sure that you are doing so through legal means. If you are caught gambling in an illegal casino, the government will fine both you and the casino for the offense. If all else fails and you don’t have access to traditional casinos that are legally operating, then you can always go online for safer and more secure gambling activity. 

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