Online Bingo in India
Bingo has only enjoyed little success in India, despite the fact that it is so popular in the UK and that could have influenced the nation to share the same interest during the British Raj. With the advent of the internet, however, the game is starting to attract Indians, especially due to the facilitated access gamblers have to foreign online bingo sites in India.
|Is online bingo legal in India?||Yes.|
|Are bingo sites in India trustworthy?||Yes.|
|Can I deposit via PayPal/Neteller/Skrill?||Yes.|
|Do online bingo sites accept INR?||Yes.|
Online Bingo Laws in India
Even though there are no specific Indian bingo laws, bingo is considered to be a game of chance. Upon the Finance Act, 1994, bingo was used in the same context as lotteries: “to any person, by any other person, for promotion, marketing, organizing or in any other manner assisting in organizing games of chance, including lottery, Bingo or Lotto in whatever form or by whatever name called, whether or not conducted through the internet or other electronic networks”
Considering this fact and that there is no other mention of Bingo in other laws, it is given that each state has the power to decide its legality. Therefore, there is only one state where the game can be played online. According to the Sikkim Online Gaming (Regulation) Rules from 2009, operators can apply for a license.
Online Bingo Payment Methods in India
There are many payment methods available when playing in online bingo sites in India. Naturally, they are transparent and legitimate. In this way, the credit and debit cards of VISA and MasterCard are usually accepted. But there are also alternatives, such as Skrill, Neteller or PayPal.
Online Bingo Sites Accepting INR
Even though Bingo is only now growing in India, the country is showing signs of being a market with potential, a reason why there are some online bingo sites accepting INR. This is the case of Bet365 Bingo that, in order to attract Indians gamblers, already allows them to play on their local currency.