Gambling Laws



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Total Fees: INR 5,000 2,000

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Duration: 2 months

This course will teach you the legal framework around brick-and-mortar and online gambling and lottery businesses. You will also be able to distinguish prohibited gambling from skill-based games. You can use this knowledge for setting up a physical brick-and-mortar casino or a website which provides a platform to engage in card-based games or other games. You will be able to create custom skill-based games, design prize competitions and contests that do not get caught by gambling legislation for your organization. You will be able to advise clients or use this strategic knowledge in your own business or for your employer.

Course Contents

Gambling Laws and how to start a gambling business in India
Difference between gaming and gambling laws
Legal frameork for gambling
Is gambling legal in India?
What forms of gambling or betting are legal?
To what extent is gambling legal in India?
Regulation of Casinos
Is it legal to start a casino in India?
Does Maharashtra have casino-related legislation and what is its current status?
Which states have made gaming activities such as casinos and online poker legal?
Lottery system in India
Is running a lottery business in India legal?
Is betting on horse racing legal in India?
Are SMS, TV and Online Contests announcing prizes valid?

Is online gambling legal in India?
Is it legal to bet on offshore gaming websites?
Are poker and rummy websites in India legal?
In which states is online rummy legal?
Who can get a license and participate in online poker and rummy organized under Nagaland law?
Is it legal to play card games in club?
How can you establish a poker club in Karnataka?
Is it legal to stake money on fantasy cricket
Is organization of gaming leagues by online platforms legal?

On what conditions is a license for online gambling activity issued in Nagaland?
What are the legal requirements for obtaining a casino license in Sikkim?

Tax on Gambling
How does tax law apply to gambling activities? How are winnings taxed?
What is the tax payable if you win a lottery
What are taxes to be paid by gaming businesses?
Is gambling likely to be legalized and would service tax be applicable to it?
How will GST impact online gaming?
Is foreign investment allowed in gambling

Which aspect of gaming laws should a lawyer focus on to build a practice?
How did you choose gaming law as a career?
Should gambling law be a part of the academic curriculum?
What are the different aspects of a lawyer's practice around gambling laws? What kind of work is required to be undertaken?
Apart from gambling-related legislations, what other areas does an expert working on gambling laws or advising gambling businesses needs to be acquainted with?
Do you have any inputs for law students thinking of taking on gaming law as a career?

Policy and Regulatory Developments
Advanced Issues

How to structure a gaming business in India

Table on gambling in India
Prize Competition Act 1955
Prize Competitions Rules 1959
Public Gambling Act 1867
The Lotteries Regulation Rules E-2010 Nagaland Annexures
Casinos Control and Tax Act 1976 (Maharashtra)
Prevention of Gambling Act (Maharashtra)
The Goa Daman and Diu Public Gambling Act 1976
The Goa Public Gambling Amendment Bill 2012
Laws in West Bengal
Notification (Sikkim)
Electronic Entertainment Games Control and Tax Act 2002 (Sikkim)
Regulation of Gambling Act Amended 2005 (Sikkim)
Casino Games Control and Tax Rules 2007 (Sikkim)
Online Gaming Regulation Act 2008 (Sikkim)
Online Gaming Regulation Rules 2009 (Sikkim)
The Sikkim Casinos Control And Tax Amendment Act 2011
Online Gaming Act Amendment 2015
The Sikkim Online Gaming (Regulation) Amendment Act, 2009
Laws in Nagaland
Nagaland Online Games of Skill Rules
Nagaland Online Games of Skill Act

Industry Academia Panel

Jay Sayta

Corporate Lawyer, J. Sagar Associates

Ramanuj Mukherjee

CEO and Co-founder, iPleaders

Abhyuday Agarwal

COO and Co-founder, iPleaders

Amartya Bag

Former Insurance Lawyer at Reliance General Insurance and Product Manager at iPleaders

Success Stories

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I am a computer science engineer by education, but an entrepreneur by profession. Having had no formal education in running a business I was always led to a lot of "learning the hard way". When iPleaders launched the course for Entrepreneurship Administration and Business Laws, in an e-learning mode I took up the course with the objective to understand all legal nuances related to running a business. The course covered things like; understanding of ESOP, Sweat Equity, Company Policy, License agreements, IP related law, EULA and lots of other content which made sense for our business.

Atul Gupta

Managing Director of InSync Tech-Fin Solutions Ltd

I am a practicing Cyber lawyer in Mumbai for the past 3 years and have founded Cyberjure Legal Consulting. The course was a very good learning experience, and I am glad I did it. It helped me understand the nuances of many laws which we studied in college, but never went into practical applicability of the same. The stuff I learnt in the course helped me in my matters too, and in structuring e-commerce start-ups.

Puneet Bhasin

Founder, Cyberjure Legal Consulting, Mumbai

I joined the NUJS diploma in Entrepreneurship Administration and Business Laws while I was working with the Calcutta Stock Exchange. I had already done my LLB and was looking for a course which would give me some practical insight. I came across the NUJS Diploma in Entrepreneurship Administration and Business Laws while searching the internet. I was looking for some course for value addition to my profile and knowledge. I had already done my LLB and MBA but wanted some practical knowledge. This course appealed to me, as it was dealing with business laws and I was working with a corporate. So this course was very significant to me and covered things which were relevant to me.

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CFA, LL.B, Legal Counsel, Calcutta Stock Exchange

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I would strongly recommend this course to people (age no bar, beyond fulfilling the eligibility criteria) who are interested in bringing out something new (in any form) which shall be innovative and meaningful in the long run, and those who are interested in organization building – as the course helps in minimizing the number of legal and strategic hurdles that one may face after taking the plunge. You will be much more educated and smart with respect to a whole range of things once you even go through the course even partially.

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Doctoral Fellow, IIM Ranchi

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Associate at Krishnamurthy & Co.

This course has given me valuable insights such as drafting various agreements with clients, dealing with clients, and also choosing right organization structure my own venture and was able to help other entrepreneur in structuring their new venture.
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Definitely student entrepreneurs studying in college will get a lot of benefits from this course. Interested students will be motivated like me to pursue their entrepreneurial journey keeping balance with various entrepreneurship network system, they can easily create a successful business venture without any hindrance.

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