I was younger; I used to watch IPL (Indian premier league) matches with my friends, their parents and relatives. I started hearing words and terms like “betting apps” and say “I have bet on this particular player he better perform well”. As a child, I didn’t know what they exactly meant, but later found out it was a form of online gambling.
For those who are unfamiliar with the term online when gambling, it’s person betting money on the internet to win more money or prizes. They can be in different forms like casinos, online poker, card games, and like I mentioned before-sport betting apps.
Online gambling in India:
situs slot online (or gambling in general) in many countries, is banned including in our country India under the public gambling act of 1867. The act states that all forms of gambling stand to be illegal in India although it is known that betting on sports and casino games is something that is embedded into the identity and culture of Indian people. [In Mahabharata- the Pandavs lost their wife Draupadi to gambling with Kauravas – finally leading to a war] Later, In the 70s & 80s- there were different kinds of gambling- some State-sponsored – like Buying Lotteries, playing Housie etc…Casino exists- in Goa and Nepal.
These tourist destinations ban these gambling dens for locals but are allowed for outsiders/tourists so that the money keeps flowing in… But due to the high-speed internet, the face of gambling has changed to a great extent… that is provided in our country and the availability of a smartphone (for example – even our house helps and rickshaw drivers can afford to buy a smartphone) allows gambling to still flourish in India. To this day, no private citizen in India has ever been charged for online gambling, thus showing us that we remain in a grey area when it comes to the laws and regulations regarding online gambling.
Online gambling worldwide:
On a more worldwide scale, gambling is a legal activity in some nations in the Caribbean and most countries in the European Union. Online gambling is also a market that made it through the toughest times during the covid pandemic. This market not only stayed put but also increased the revenues of the gambling service providers online. In 2020, the online gambling sector was estimated at 202.54 billion US dollars and was forecasted to reach 230.86 billion in the year 2021.
In my opinion, agen slot online isn’t a very ideal way to earn money as I feel that easy money never brings anything good. Apart from that, online gambling is a scam of a lifetime: it has a higher possibility of breaking you, instead of making you.