I’m Raj Patel the host of Casino Online. This website is my project, but more importantly is your guide to playing casino games from India. Here you’ll find information about gambling laws, Goa casinos, and of course India friendly online casinos.
I’ve also spent a lot of time with my friends creating unique strategies for casino gambling, including a blackjack switch strategy you can find on our Bet365 Review page. Although I believe the top and side navigation menus are easy to follow, let me go ahead and use our home page to introduce you to the Casino Online content.
Rupee Online Casinos
In my quest to cover which online casinos are best for Indians I wrote the pages rupee casinos and best casinos. After reading these pages you’ll see clearly the #1 choice for internet gambling from India is www.bet365.com. This is because Bet365 is highly reputable, in business since 1974 and owned by the Coates family; the same family who owns the English Premier League’s Stoke City Football Club. Their casino allows Indians to register using their home address and also most importantly is one of the few online casinos that allows players to deposit, withdrawal and play in India Rupee (INR). When you join Bet365 Casino you’ll be welcomed with a bonus of 100% up to $200 US, which is about Rs. 8900 at the time I’m writing this article (2012).
India Friendly Casinos
There are relatively few casinos that are truly friendly to Indian players, including Bet365, IndioCasino, and Dafa888. There are others that say they accept Indian players, but depositing with them from India is nearly impossible. The sites we recommend for Indian players openly accept Indian player registrations, as well as deposits in Indian Rupees.
Our top online casino for Indian players is Bet365.com. They have a well established worldwide reputation and have the best selection of games across the entire betting spectrum, including casino, poker, and sports betting. You won’t find a better all around betting site available for Indian players. We also like them for online casino games because they offer various games with a Live Dealer and the girls are VERY pretty.
IndioCasino.com offers casino games exclusively, but they do a great job of catering to Indian players. Not only is their entire theme devoted to Indian players, but they also have the highest acceptance rate for credit card deposits for Indian players. They have a great selection of casino games, but they lack the betting options for poker, and sports betting that is offered by Bet365. However, if you are looking exclusively for online casino games, you can’t go wrong with Indio Casino.
Dafa888.com makes the list for Indian friendly online casinos. As with the other sites listed above, they also accept Indian rupees directly and, of course, Indian players. Like Bet365, they also offer sports and poker along with their casino games, but their sports betting options aren’t very deep. Their online casino experience is solid and worth adding mainly to take advantage of bonus offerings.
As you can see there are several casinos online and each offers different perks. For information on how to play at these sites see our page on How to Deposit.
India Banking Options
I’ll explain deposits and withdrawals in more depth in just a moment, but first let’s look at four ways Indians can deposit at internet gambling sites.
- Neteller – The world’s largest gambling friendly e-wallet
- Skrill (Moneybookers) – The most reputable gambling friendly e-wallet
- PayPal – World’s largest e-payment solution
- Credit Card – The old fashion way to deposit online
The e-wallet options Neteller and Skrill are by far the best solutions for online gambling in India. To use these methods you register an account at the e-wallet’s website, verify your email and then register one of or both your credit card and bank account. Once completing their verification processes you have an e-wallet that provides you an anonymous pass through. This is important as many banks and credit card companies prefer to avoid gambling transactions. So how it works once you’re set up, you load funds to your e-wallet via bank transfer or credit and then deposit them at a gambling site. When you want to cash out you request a withdrawal from the online casino to your e-wallet. Once the funds are in your e-wallet you send them back to your Indian bank account. This is a simple process and countless gamblers around the world use both the two e-wallets recommend, Neteller and Skrill.
Online Casino Games
We cover many casino games in great depth including an article my friend Lupa Rai wrote about online slots. We also cover Blackjack, Craps, Roulette and more. One section foreigners might find interesting is our pages about India Games, a sample of those games are included below.
- Paplu – detailed coverage about how Rummy is played India style
- Flush – a popular 3 card poker game also known as Flash and Teen Patti
- Andar Bahar – In Goa, this heads or tails style card game is called Katti
- Passa – An ancient dice game played in early India
Our Online Casino Guarantee
Every casino listed here at Casino Online is Indian friendly. If you feel at all uneasy just know these are not fly by night companies. These are large reputable companies licensed in Europe and publicly traded on the London Stock Exchange. www.bet365.com alone handles Rs. 3 crore in sports betting wagers each and every week. Their government auditors require each game is well tested for fairness; this is done by reputable firms such as Technical System Testing (TST). The games are fair and when you win there will be no hassles in getting paid. If a company is at all in the slightest bit rouge they do not appear listed here at Casino Online.
Bet Responsibly, Thanks and Good Luck
There are many additional content pages here at Casino Online which can be found when exploring. I hope you enjoy reading these pages as much as I have enjoyed creating and presenting them. The final area before I conclude, Indians have a long history of problem gambling, so I warn you, in fact I beg you, whatever you do please make sure to wager responsibly. With that now said, this concludes our home page and I (Raj Patel) and the rest of Casino Online staff wish you the best of luck in all your internet gambling activities and even more importantly which you luck and good fortune in all areas of your life. Best wishes and thanks for visiting our site!
Acknowledgements and Plans
Casino Online gives special thanks to the wonderful Wikipedia contributors for their dedication in building the Gambling in India entry.
Translations: In time we’ll be translating these pages to Gujarati, Hindi, Kannada and Kashmiri.
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