The Commission was formed to regulate gaming in the state, which involves addressing and settling disputes between operators and players.
Previously, Chakravartty [pictured] held the role of vice-president of commercials at Markor Technology – formerly known as Nektan PLC – where he headed expansion in emerging markets across Asia and Africa.
Before this, he worked at Ingenuity Gaming. He has also held executive roles at Ladbrokes, 32Red and Cozy Games.
The state is one of the most advanced in India when it comes to gambling regulation, having passed the Meghalaya Regulation of Gaming Ordinance, following Sikkim and Nagaland in developing a legal framework.
“Meghalaya Gaming Commission is India’s first and only Gaming Commission and it is a privilege to be chosen to be part of this,” said Chakravartty. “It is the vision of the honourable chief minister of Meghalaya, Conrad Sangma, and honourable minister James Sangma to ensure players’ rights are protected and we will create a vibrant gaming ecosystem which will generate revenue for the exchequer.
“I am looking forward to playing my role in this.”
Last month, India’s government stated that operators “should refrain” from advertising online betting platforms.