The Sikkim state government has brought a provision that requires having a photo identity card issued from outside the state of Sikkim for entry into gaming zones.
Sikkim Chief Minister Pawan Kumar Chamling announced that local residents of the state will be banned from accessing online betting and gaming parlours set up by Golden Gaming, GLaws.in reports.
Sikkim is set to open its first public airport at the end of the month, which is likely to benefit the gambling industry in the state, local media reports. According to state government sources, the inauguration has been fixed for November 30, with the airport likely to commence commercial operations soon after. Currently, tourists looking […]
Sikkim-based Golden Gaming International Pvt. Ltd. says it is building one of Sikkim’s first sports betting and online gaming establishments. The company was the first to start legal online sports betting and gaming in Sikkim. In a press release, the operator said it launched in accordance with laws passed by the Sikkim government and had […]
After waiting for almost a decade, Sikkim, nestled in the mountainous far north of India, finally got an airport in October, which is likely to provide a boost to gambling operators in the remote state.
On Nov. 8th, Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi made an unscheduled televised appearance during which he dropped a bombshell for the country’s economy. In an effort to stamp out the black market and tax evasion he announced that the 500 rupee and 1,000 rupee notes in circulation would cease to be legal tender. The move triggered an estimated 80 percent drop in gambling revenue across the country.
The All India Gaming Federation recently conducted a one-day study and panel discussion throwing the spotlight on the tiny state of Sikkim, one of only three in the country where gambling is legal, with participants noting it could be a model for the rest of India to follow. The tiny Himalayan state has been leading the way in terms of gambling legalization, permitting sportsbetting, online betting and casinos.