New ADW in India

Racing needs a better presentation, TVExclusive Play Games24x7 Pvt. Ltd., the company that operates leading rummy website RummyCircle, will be launching a new real money betting website focused on International horse racing in the next few days.

The website, called ‘turfbets.com’ is registered under the name of Play Games24x7 Pvt. Ltd Mumbai. As per an exclusive invitational preview link accessed by Glaws, the website TurfBets will aim to give customers based in India the best horse betting experience with races from North America, United Kingdom and France. The website further states that customers can play different races from different countries, sitting right here in India. Further, TurfBets can stream hundreds of races per day through our exclusive video player.

The services provided by the website include allowing users to place bets on live international races, providing live stream of the races and providing historical information about the performance of each horse and other race conditions.

The website is expected to start its services, initially limited to a closed group of 1000 people within the next four days. TurfBet further states that players from Assam, Odisha and Telangana are not allowed to play online horse races for prizes, given that these states do not allow games of skill for stakes.

The promoters of RummyCircle seem to have taken advantage of the fact that the Supreme Court in a judgment in Dr. KR Lakhsmanan v. State of Tamil Nadu in the year 1996 ruled that horse racing, like rummy, is a game of skill and betting and wagering on the same would consequently not fall within the ambit of gambling.

It however remains to be seen whether the innovative model adopted by RummyCircle promoters to use observations made by the Supreme Court to conduct online betting on foreign horse races will fall into any legal troubles.

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Rich Nilsen is a 19-time qualifier to the National Horseplayers Championship (NHC), an event he has cashed in four times. He was the first player to finish in the top 10 of the NHC twice. A former executive with Brisnet.com and a member of the NHC Players’ Committee, Rich is a graduate of the University of Louisville Equine Business Program and is founder of AGameofSkill.com, a site devoted to horse racing education and promotion.

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