India Gaming Lobby's White Paper Heralds Shift To National Strategy

Momentum for gaming reform in India is shifting from incremental change among states and piecemeal litigation to a national political and legislative campaign, according to the head of the nation's newest gaming lobby group.

Only months old, the non-profit All India Gaming Federation (AIGF) has begun to lobby individual states to join a national legislative push for legalising betting and online gaming.

Key to this process is a decision by Law Commission of India chairman Justice Balbir Singh Chauhan to commission the AIGF to produce a white paper on sports betting and more general gaming reform by the end of April.

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