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September 27, 2021

There are plans to offer betting services from April 2010

Companies line-up for Internet licence in India

(India).- According to a report filed by The Independent, 13 betting companies, including local Indian operators, are in the fray for at least three licences in Sikkim, which is located in the north eastern region of India.


illiam Hill, along with Betfair and Bwin, is reportedly bidding for the Internet licence in the Himalayan state of Sikkim.

The report added that there are plans to offer betting services from April 2010 – in time for the football World Cup in South Africa. The bookie Ladbrokes and the online specialist 888 are also considering bidding for a licence in Sikkim.

It added that the only legal betting activities in India are horse racing, trackside at meetings, and gambling at casinos in just two states, Goa and Sikkim.

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