Online Casinos Stepping Up in IndiaPublished November 2, 2006 by OCR Editor
India's film industry, based in Mumbai is a successful economic model for an industry that caters one culture. It helps when the country is the home of a billion people and is one of the world's fastest emerging markets.
Maharajah Club, the operator of the new gambling website, already has a strong presence in India's Bollywood as well as in the cricket world. Besides such sites, the company will sponsor the inaugural Asian Poker Classic which will take place in March. Now they are entering the industry, hoping to set standards for the business and perhaps start a new Bollywood a successful industry, as successful as the film industry.
The first of the sites solely catering India has play-for-fun games, inviting less committed gamblers to try out the site. The company believes this element may help develop the popularity of online casinos at the yet untapped market. Like the culturally specific film industry, operations that target an ethnicity are believed to be successful in answering gamblers' specific needs. It might even get some people dancing in front of their computers, just as some musicals already do at the cinema.