Yes, online Casino in India is legal.
There are no federal laws in existence that prohibit online Casino in India.
Each state in India is allowed to set its own online Casino laws, which means that some Indian states have more strict online Casino laws than others.
Example: The state of Sikkim is actively trying to establish an online betting licensing system that would make online Casino a regulated activity under state laws.
On the other hand, online Casino is effectively banned in the state of Andhra Pradesh.
Therefore, we strongly recommend that you look into your local state laws if you're unsure about the legality of online Casino in your area.
To accept players from India, an online Casino site must meet the following conditions:
- The online Casino site must be based outside India
By federal law, it is illegal for an online betting site to be based in India. However, there is nothing which legally prohibits an Indian player from joining an offshire betting site.
- The online Casino site must accept Indian Rupees
According to the Federal Exchange Management Act (FEMA) it is illegal for an individual to exchange Indian Rupees into foreign currency outside of a licensed bank or exchange bureau. Therefore, all online betting sites must accept Indian Rupees.
Fortunately, all betting sites found here on Lucky Gamblers are based outside of India - and they all accept Indian Rupees!