Online gaming platforms treated as illegal when game of chance is involved: MoS IT

Online gaming platforms treated as illegal when game of chance is involved: MoS IT

Online gaming platforms are treated as illegal when a game of chance is involved in those platforms, said MoS for Electronics and IT Rajeev Chandrasekhar.

Betting and gambling are unlawful in most parts of the country and online gaming platforms are treated as illegal when a game of chance is involved in those platforms, Parliament was informed on Wednesday.  

Minister of State for Electronics and IT Rajeev Chandrasekhar, in a written reply in the Lok Sabha, said all forms of gambling and betting come under the purview of state governments and they have enacted laws to deal with the same within their jurisdiction under List-II of the Seventh Schedule of the Indian Constitution. 

"Betting and gambling is illegal in most parts of the country. Online gaming platforms are intermediaries and they have to follow the due diligence as prescribed in the Information Technology (IT) Act, 2000 and the Rules thereunder.  

"MeitY regulates all the intermediaries as per the IT Act and the Rules therein. Online gaming platforms are treated as illegal when game of chance is involved in those platforms," the minister said.  

In response to a question on steps being taken by the government to prevent crimes occurring due to the spread of online gambling and betting, Chandrasekhar said 'police' and 'public order' are state subjects and states and union territories are primarily responsible for the prevention, detection, investigation and prosecution of crimes through their Law Enforcement Agencies (LEAs).  

"The Law Enforcement Agencies (LEAs) at Centre and States take appropriate legal action as per provisions of law and when appropriate," the minister said.

bestcasinosites.net bestcasinosites.net 5 days
@bestsitescasino

New Zealand Gambling Laws - Gaming Rules & Regulations in NZ

New Zealand Gambling Laws - Gaming Rules & Regulations in NZ
Focus Gaming News Focus Gaming News 8 hr
@FocusGamingNews

Alabama Supreme Court rules against electronic bingo casinos The Alabama Supreme Court has banned gambling operations at three Alabama casinos.

Alabama Supreme Court rules against electronic bingo casinos

The Alabama Supreme Court has banned gambling operations at three Alabama casinos.
betcompanies betcompanies 19 days
@betcompanies

Swedish industry hopeful election leads to relaxed bonus rules Wednesday 14 September 2022 - 8:01 am The Swedish gaming industry is hopeful that a new government will loosen the country’s strict bonus rules and encourage the break-up of Svenska Sp...

Swedish industry hopeful election leads to relaxed bonus rules
Wednesday 14 September 2022 - 8:01 am


The Swedish gaming industry is hopeful that a new government will loosen the country’s strict bonus rules and encourage the break-up of Svenska Sp...