LATEST UPDATE 20/08/2023:
Bet365 closing India market
Bet365 decided to close its operation in India. The decision has been made that Bet365 will not accept players from India from August 18th, 2023. Bet365 didn’t disclose any details about the decision.
What does it mean for Bet365 Indian customers?
It is suggested that you log in to your bet365 account and make a withdrawal if you have any funds in your account.
If you can’t access your account and have money on your account, you can try to contact them on this email:
Please note that if you don’t have funds in your account, your email will be ignored and you won’t get a reply. You can also try to connect via live chat here: https://help.bet365.com/en/contact
Bet365, world’s famous online bookmaker is bound to close their gaming operation in Andhra Pradesh.
The decision has been made after The Andhra Pradesh government declared all online gambling activities illegal.
The AP government won’t ban access to gambling websites, but is encouraging people not to use them.
Gambling Act from 1974 has been modified and amended in order to protect young people and prevent gambling addiction.
Following the ban, Bet365 will be closing down all existing accounts of players from Andhra Pradesh. All players will be reimbursed and their accounts closed.
Andhra Pradesh Gambling Act (Amendments to the GA 1974) 2020 key points;
- Anyone caught gambling, offline or online, will be charged minimum of Rs. 5,000 as fine and imprisonment for up to one year for the one providing gambling services and 6 months for person caught gambling (player).
- If the offence is repeated, a punishment could be up to two years of jail for both player and operator. Rs. 10,000 fine also applies.
Following this strict rules, Bet365, as responsible bookmaker, are closing all operations in Indian State of Andhra Pradesh.