Fantasy Sports & Gaming Law

At our Firm, we are at the cutting edge of Fantasy Sports and eGaming Law, providing dynamic legal solutions in this rapidly evolving sector. As the e-gaming and fantasy sports industry continues to grow in India, our legal team is well-equipped to assist players, operators, and investors. We offer legal guidance on licensing, regulatory compliance, intellectual property protection, and dispute resolution within this dynamic sector.

Our firm specializes in steering start-ups through the intricacies of developing eGaming platforms, ensuring they are built on a foundation of legal clarity and intellectual property protection. Our team is also well-versed in the financial aspects of eGaming ventures, actively working with venture capital funds to secure initial funding for our clients.

Licensing and Regulatory Compliance:

  • Advising fantasy sports and gaming operators on licensing requirements and compliance with state and national gaming laws.
  • Navigating the legal landscape, which may vary from state to state.

Legal Structuring of Platforms:

  • Assisting in the legal structuring of fantasy sports and gaming platforms, including drafting terms of use, privacy policies, and contest rules.
  • Ensuring compliance with consumer protection and data privacy regulations.

Skill vs. Chance Analysis:

  • Analyzing whether fantasy sports and gaming offerings are considered games of skill or games of chance under Indian law.
  • Advising on the legal implications of the skill-chance distinction.

Intellectual Property:

  • Advising on intellectual property matters, including trademark registration and protection for gaming brands and content.
  • Handling copyright and licensing issues related to gaming software and content.

Advertising and Marketing:

  • Ensuring compliance with advertising and marketing regulations for fantasy sports and gaming platforms.
  • Advising on responsible advertising practices.

Lobbying and Advocacy:

  • Engaging in lobbying and advocacy efforts to shape favourable regulations and policies for the fantasy sports and gaming industry.
  • Representing industry associations and stakeholders in discussions with government authorities.

Taxation and GST Compliance:

  • Advising on tax implications, including Goods and Services Tax (GST) compliance for gaming operators.
  • Handling tax matters related to winnings and revenues.

Gaming Litigation:

  • Representing gaming operators in litigation matters, including disputes with regulators or other stakeholders.
  • Defending against legal challenges to the legality of fantasy sports and gaming.