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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

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Casino Popular with Indian Gamblers. Pixabay

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.

Roulette
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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Representational image. Pixabay

Blackjack
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
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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Goa Police Ensures Strict Monitoring of Cash Transactions at Goa Casinos Ahead of Polls

Elections to Goa's two Lok Sabha constituencies and bypolls to three assembly seats will be held on April 23, the Election Commission announced on Sunday

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Casino Popular with Indian Gamblers. Pixabay

With the Model Code of Conduct in place for the upcoming Lok Sabha elections and assembly bypolls, the Goa Police on Sunday said that they will be strictly monitoring gambling operations in the coastal state, including in casinos.

Deputy Inspector General of Police Rajesh Kumar said that there would be strict vigil of cash transactions at Goa’s casinos, which have been accused of money laundering by the Opposition and civil society.

“… we have laid more emphasis on cracking down on crimes like matka, gambling, narcotics…” he told reporters here.

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This place is more than just a casino. Flickr

He also said that casino operators will have to ensure their patrons have a PAN card, especially while making cash transactions.

“There are laid-down guidelines for casinos… If someone is going with cash, he should have a PAN card and whether the PAN card is being recorded there (at the casino’s end). Whatever norms there are will be enforced,” he added.

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There are six offshore casinos and about nine onshore casinos operating from the state’s numerous coastal resorts.

Elections to Goa’s two Lok Sabha constituencies and bypolls to three assembly seats will be held on April 23, the Election Commission announced on Sunday. (IANS)