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Bombay High Court Asks Goa Government to Justify Demand For GST on Casino License Fee

2018-09-11 17:49:32

Image 1 It has been tax-heavy for the casino industry in Goa this year that was struck by the Directorate of Revenue Intelligence (DRI) notice early in March, asking 10 casinos to pay tax on their license fee from 2014 to 2016 and a 15% GST. Goa casinos are already reeling under the shock of a big annual license renewal fee hike, announced in March-end. However, legal relief looks well in sight, now that the Bombay High Court has directed the DRI .......... [Read More]

Domestic Casino Industry Expected to Get a Huge Boost With SpiceJet Commencing Flights From Sikkim’s Pakyong Airport Starting Oct 4

2018-09-04 11:57:42

Image 1 Good news comes for gaming and casino regulars. Sikkim, the ‘Jewel of the North-east’ and the only destination in India where casino operations are legally run on land has now been added to the air map of India! While the state’s first airport, the ambitious ₹600 Crores Pakyong project was already completed in March, official permission for flights to be run to the airport was awaited. And now, the Directorate General o.......... [Read More]

Baadshah Gaming Live Tournament Releases 3rd Edition Schedule (September 30 - October 8)

2018-08-08 21:08:24

Image 1 Casino Pride, moored on Mandovi River in Goa, will once again play host to one of the most popular domestic poker series, the third edition of the Baadshah Gaming Live Tournament (BLT). The relationship between Baadshah Gaming and Casino Pride runs deeper than the poker series. Back in July 2017, Casino Pride Group purchased a 30% stake in OceanKing Software Solutions LLP that owns and operates Baadshah Gaming. Not to mention that the co-f.......... [Read More]

Indian Poker Association Announces the Launch of First Poker Room in Ranchi

2018-08-08 20:22:22

Image 1 Poker players and enthusiasts can now add a new destination to their offline poker map in the country. The Indian Poker Association (IPA) is starting a new poker room at the Holiday Home Hotel, Ranchi in Jharkhand in conjunction with its affiliate - East India Poker Association. Coinciding with the country’s 71st Independence Day, the poker room will open its doors on August 15 with the first-ever Ranchi Poker Championship 2018 slate.......... [Read More]

Goa CM Manohar Parrikar Clears The Air About Casino Relocation, Banning Locals & Appointment of Gaming Commissioner

2018-08-04 17:03:59

Image 1 Picking up from our previous story where Goa Chief Minister (CM) Manohar Parrikar admitted that no appropriate alternate location had yet been finalised for the offshore casinos located within the state, we now learn that Parrikar, in a statement made to the legislative assembly, announced that the offshore casinos in the state will be shifted to a designated gaming zone within a period of four years. However, the CM also stated that the n.......... [Read More]

Cricket Superstar Chris Gayle Joins Adda52 as Brand Ambassador

2018-08-04 12:34:25

Image 1 Poker in India has just got an added boost. Long known for his support to the mind sport, Jamaican star cricketer Chris Gayle has now joined India’s oldest poker site Adda52 as their brand ambassador. Gayle, who has played in the Indian Premier League (IPL) for three teams till date, and most recently for the Kings XI Punjab in the 2018 IPL, is the second celebrity brand ambassador to be roped in by Adda52, after Bollywood actor Min.......... [Read More]

DPT July 2018: Eka Vedantham Wins His Maiden Live Title in ₹65K High Roller

2018-07-29 17:45:58

Image 1 It’s been a busy week for Baadshah Team Pro Eka Vedantham (cover image) who came agonizingly close to winning his first-ever tournament title in the ₹15K Deep Dive NLH at the Deltin Poker Tournament (DPT) July edition, only to dive into the ₹65K High Rollerevent right after. And now, Vedantham who is also the member of Poker Sports League (PSL) team Gujarat Falcons has finally crossed this crucial milestone in his accomplished po.......... [Read More]

DPT July 2018: Rajeev Kanjani & Nishant Sharma Lead 47 Survivors From Main Event Day 1B; Day 1C Attracts the Largest Field of 225 Entries

2018-07-29 16:47:40

Image 1 The ₹35K Main Event at the 2018 Deltin Poker Tournament (DPT) got off to a blistering start with Day 1A attracting 80 entries, of which 27 players made it to Day 2. Now after the remaining two Main Event opening flights that ran simultaneously yesterday, Rajeev Kanjani (278,000) and India`a rising poker star Nishant Sharma (264,000) lead the 47 remaining players from Day 1B while Santosh Suvarna (200,000) and Rajnish Kumar (173,000) featured.......... [Read More]

Goa CM Manohar Parrikar Admits No Alternate Location For Casinos Finalised Yet

2018-07-29 16:14:10

Image 1 Goa is back in the news as the Chief Minister of the coastal state Manohar Parrikar informed the assembly on July 27 that, “The government has decided to remove casinos from the Mandovi, but till today, no alternate feasible site has been finalised and the matter is under examination” Last year in December it was announced that the policy to shift all offshore casinos would come in four years and the Minister for Public Works D.......... [Read More]


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