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ICE releases revised agenda for India Briefing 2016



ICE has released the revised agenda for the second FICCI-ICE ‘India Briefing’ to be held at Excel London on 3rd February 2016 from 10 am onwards. As per the revised agenda, KTS Tulsi, Member of Parliament (Rajya Sabha) and eminent Senior Advocate is going to address the panel on legal updates pertaining to the gaming industry. Here is the complete agenda of the special India seminar:

10.00 Morning Refreshments

10.15 Chairperson’s opening address:

Albert Climent (Entrepreneur and gaming consultant)

10.20 Welcome from FICCI

Rajpal Singh, Director & Head-Sports, FICCI

10.30 Morning Session 1

India as a market, is it still worth the risk?

  • Background to gambling in India, and updates from last seminar 2 years back
  • Lottery sector in India: Key player´s perspective
  • Analysing the Indian population – disposable income, access to internet, device penetration,
  • Getting your foot in the door: Worth the trouble and cost?
  • What opportunities does the India market present? How to gain access to the market?
  • Moral debate, corruption, and red tape.
  • Technology factor

Moderator: Albert Climent, Entrepreneur & Gaming Consultant


Kapil Khanna, Founder and CEO- Teesta Distributors

Rajpal Singh, Director & Head-Sports,  FICCI

Rakesh Wadhwa , Casino Entrepreneur

George Oborne, MD, India Bet

Jesh Rajasingham, UKIBC

11.30 Morning Session 2

Legal Scenario update in India

  • Updates on current legal scenario and possible future trends
  • Effective ways sports betting and online gambling could be regulated in India?
  • Games of skill update
  • Curious case of the Maharashtra casinos legislation- can Maharashtra implement four-decade old legislation legalising gambling and betting?
  • Licensed online gaming and betting: Can Sikkim show the way to the rest of India?
  • Recent recommendations of the Justice Lodha Committee report to legalise cricket betting and possible implications

Moderator: Vidushpat Singhania, Partner, Ludus Legal


Jay Sayta, Founder,

KTS Tulsi,  Senior Advocate & Member of Parliament, Rajya Sabha

Abhishek Kumbhat, Head of Technology & Innovation, Skill Rock Technologies Pvt. Ltd.

Jay has researched extensively on gaming laws and has been cited by various media houses and journals as an expert. He has helped leading newspapers in their stories on gaming laws. Jay completed his B.A. LL.B. (Hons.) degree from NUJS, Kolkata in 2015 and is currently based out of Mumbai.



  1. divya

    January 29, 2016 at 8:36 pm

    Can u request them to legalize free money winning website s as long as weare ready to pay tax and to edit FEMA rules especially 3 time s contravention n hobby. … long as we r not paying anything it has to b permitted as FEMA was created not to loose customers in India. ………..not to avoid ppl from earn ing money….

  2. Phani

    February 2, 2016 at 10:06 pm

    I expect positive outcome on legalisation of betting. Ficci is always successful.

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