Tamil Nadu bans online gaming that involves betting

The Tamil Nadu government has brought out an ordinance banning online gaming involving betting in the backdrop of a recent spate in suicides by gamers, who had allegedly lost money online. “The people who are found gaming will be punished with a fine amount of Rs. 5,000/- and six months imprisonment.” The ordinance further goes on to ban “electronic transfer of funds” used for wagering or betting, distribute the winnings, prize money

https://www.indiatoday.in/technology/news/story/tamil-nadu-bans-online-games-and-apps-that-allow-betting-1742885-2020-11-21

The Tamil Nadu government has brought out an ordinance banning online gaming involving betting in the backdrop of a recent spate in suicides by gamers, who had allegedly lost money online.

The ordinance states “people who are found gaming will be punished with a fine amount of Rs. 5,000/- and six months imprisonment.” and “people who open/keep common gaming house will be punished with a fine amount of Rs.10,000/- and two years imprisonment.” The ordinance also bans electronic transfer of funds for wagering, betting and distributing winnings or prize money.

 

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