Three people engaged in illicit betting on the ongoing World Cup cricket match between Afghanistan and India have been taken into custody by the Goa police. These illegal betting activities were linked to a home in the Porvorim neighborhood, which is outside of Panaji, the state capital.
The Porvorim police arrested the three people, who were from Karnataka and ranged in age from 32 to 46. In the course of the operation, the police confiscated evidence worth around Rs 1 lakh ($1,202), comprising of mobile phones, a laptop, a Wi-Fi router, and other goods.
The Goa, Daman, and Diu Public Gambling Act’s requirements have led to the people’s detention. This instance highlights the continued difficulties Indian authorities have in putting a stop to illicit betting, especially in light of recent changes to the nation’s gaming and gambling sector.
Without making a distinction between games based on skill and those based on chance, the Indian Goods and Services Tax Council levied a 28% goods and services tax on internet gambling, horse racing, and casinos in July 2023. Furthermore, Goa, a popular tourist and leisure destination, recently permitted the reopening of its casinos, offering support to the sector that generates a substantial portion of the state’s income. The government earns more than Rs 320 crore ($43.4 million) a year in gaming licensing fees alone.
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Original story by: Gambling Insider
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