Karnataka, home to India’s Silicon Valley, seeks to ban online gaming, worrying booming industry

The Indian state of Karnataka, home to India’s Silicon Valley, has proposed a ban on online games involving betting and wagering, sparking concerns that growing state regulations could hit the nascent but booming sector.

India currently has more than 400 online gaming startups and, as of 2020, had around 360 million gamers, according to an EY-All India Gaming Federation report.

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