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India is a large country and what you find in one part of the country may on occasions be totally different from what you may find in another part of India. This is more so true when you consider gambling legislation in the country. As formulating laws for gambling is a state requirement rather a central government requirement, some states allow gambling while some states are totally against gambling. However, the one denominator in all states that allow gambling is the fact that gamblers in India seem to have a penchant for the same types of casino games.

Popular in the West, roulette is also popular in the east, most notably in India. Many gamblers in India prefer playing roulette. The reasons behind are not really clear but one may not rule out the seemingly simple nature of roulette which draws most people to play it. For casino beginners, roulette seems to be the game of choice as one does not need a certain degree of skill to start playing it. In India, however, roulette is not just a game for the beginners, it is a game for everyone, beginners and regulars included. Gamblers in India do not just restrict themselves to playing roulette at land-based casino resorts, they
also enjoy online roulette playing on the desktop or on mobile devices in the comfort of their homes.

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Another game that draws a number of gamblers in India to the casino is blackjack. Blackjack or as it also called in India, Twenty-One is a game that requires a degree of skill. This then means it’s different from roulette, a game gamblers can play even without prior knowledge of the game. The reasons behind the popularity of blackjack in India are not clear, seems different gamblers have their own reasons for playing the game. However, despite the multiplicity of the reasons, one seems to stand apart and that is blackjack’s moneymaking powers. Blackjack is regarded by most gamblers to be the game that pays out the most. This is to say that gamblers when they opt for blackjack, they are not necessarily looking for entertainment but rather, they are looking for profits.

Craps may not have a huge following in the West but that is different when you come to India. In India, craps is one of the most popular casino games. It’s not really difficult for one to see the reason behind the popularity of the game in India. In days gone by, people (men) in India used to play a traditional Indian game which resembles craps at public gatherings or when they were out and about meeting friends and socialising. This game was played for fun mostly though others did play the game for profit. With the advent of casinos in the country, gamblers were quite happy to realise that a game very much like the game they used to play was also on the casino games menu. This then meant that they would continue rolling the dice but this time, not only for fun but for profit.


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Prepare for the special celebrations this festive season with the ultimate beauty well-being checklist which will not only make you look good on the outside but also shine from the inside.

By N. Lothungbeni Humtsoe

After the long dull period of the pandemic and lockdowns, one must be looking forward to the festival season with new excitement and zest. So obviously you want to look and feel your best. Beauty regimes are not just skin deep, they de-stress and uplift your spirits. Prepare for the special celebrations this festive season with the ultimate beauty well-being checklist which will not only make you look good on the outside but also shine from the inside.

Rachit Gupta, Director, OxyGlow Cosmetics Pvt. Ltd, said, "Festivals are a time to shine bright and invest in a proper beauty well-being regime from head to toe. The key is to know what ingredients suit you and choose the brand which ensures good quality products. Especially in the day and time when there is so much stress, pollution, sun damage, etc. One cannot go wrong with the beauty product that they are using. The right products can unleash one's true beauty and make them refreshed to be able to enjoy the festivities fully."

* Headturner -- How your hair looks to make a lot of difference to your complete look. But do not forget a proper hair care regime can relax and clear your mind. Start with a good oil massage which provides nourishment to the hair and scalp. It throws the stress right out. Coconut oil, Amla oil, Argan oil and Red onion oil are especially recommended. Special occasions call for special treatment, after a good hair wash deep condition your hair with a mask. A Keratin hair mask works wonders by putting life into your hair. Finish up with a vitamin-enriched serum for lustrous hair.

A good hair regime protects and strengthens the hair leaving it nourished and rejuvenated How your hair looks to make a lot of difference to your complete look. | Photo by Tim Mossholder on Unsplash

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