First 'online sports betting' centre attracts tourists in Sikkim


Submitted by alvin on Tue, 2016-06-28 18:05 Gangtok: Sikkim, which is known for its rich biodiversity, has added another appeal to its tourist attractions with online gaming and virtual horse racing. Sikkim enjoys a booming tourism sector with visitors from all over the country who come to enjoy its rich biodiversity and pleasant weather. Adding another appeal to its list of attractions, it has now started promoting online gaming and virtual horse racing. The sector has in fact expanded, with a new venue in Gangtok being built by Golden Gaming International, the first company to start legal online sports betting in Sikkim. Its betting palette will now include cricket, tennis and football wagers too, as well as uncommon games like roulette. "The online betting centre in Sikkim will definitely generate more employment opportunities if the government supports it. So far, 120 people have been employed and are working there. We are appointing more unemployed youths and locals, which will provide more people employment opportunities," said Majoj Sethi , MD, Golden Gaming International. A total of four gaming centres are operating in Sikkim. The new players, who that have forayed into this sector include Sugal