Roland Landers, CEO of the All India Gaming Federation (AIGF), told the New Indian Express that government regulation of online real-money games will help the businesses that offer them to grow. “When we have regulation that governs different forms of online gaming, the grey market and its operators will eventually go out of circulation. We hope we can achieve this in the next 24 months,” he told the newspaper, adding that until then, self-regulation is the best course of action. AIGF is a not-for-profit organisation that deals only with online real-money games, such as fantasy leagues, poker and competitive eSports games. Before the Lok Sabha elections, it had approached members of the BJP’s and Congress’s manifesto committees and suggested that they include legalisation and regulation of online gaming in their manifestos. Regulation of gaming is of the BJP or the…
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