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Highlights: Madras HC's Judgment on TN's Online 'Gambling' Ban

Last month, the Madras High Court once again struck down the Tamil Nadu government's attempts to ban online skill games (non-gambling games) under a larger ban on online gambling. Chief Justice Sanjay V. Gangpurwala and Justice P.D. Audikesavalu held that the state government had the power to regulate skill games, and banning them exceeded its…
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Highlights: Madras HC's Judgment on TN's Online 'Gambling' Ban
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From Smartphones to Slot Machines: The Rise and Risks of Mobile Gambling in India

Mobile gambling, or the use of mobile devices such as smartphones and tablets to play games of chance or skill for money or prizes, is a rapidly growing industry in India. According to a report by KPMG and Google, the online gaming market in India has reached $2.8 billion by 2022, with mobile gaming accounting for 85% of the total revenue. But what…
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- Madras high court upholds Tamil Nadu’s online gambling act, exempts games of skill

In a significant ruling on November 9, 2023, the Madras High Court maintained the validity of the Tamil Nadu Prohibition of Online Gambling and Regulation of Online Games Act, 2022. However, the court clarified that the act's restrictive provisions would only be applicable to games of chance, exempting games of skill such as rummy and poker. This…
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- Madras high court upholds Tamil Nadu’s online gambling act, exempts games of skill
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Are Online Casino Apps Legal in India?

Online casino apps are a popular way of enjoying various casino games on mobile devices, such as slots, roulette, blackjack, poker, and baccarat. Online casino apps can provide fun, convenience, and lucrative opportunities for players who love gambling. However, in India, the legal situation of online casino apps is not clear-cut, as it depends on…
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Crypto Casinos: A Decentralized Take on Online Gambling

While an amalgamation of gambling and DeFi might seem like a distant vision to most, crypto casinos have actually been a widely-used, popular reality for thousands of gamblers. Established in 2012 (3 years after BTC came into existence), the idea of crypto casinos has managed to stay an underground industry for well over a decade. While crypto…
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Crypto Casinos: A Decentralized Take on Online Gambling
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Revealing Casino Data: Which States Gamble Online the Most

With its massive population, growing economy, and increasing internet penetration, India stands out as one of the most promising and exciting markets for casino operators in the whole world But which states are leading the charge in this burgeoning industry? A recently published extensive research by the SevenJackpots Casino Website based on…
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Revealing Casino Data: Which States Gamble Online the Most
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How to Gamble Safely Online: A Guide for Indian Players

Online casinos have exploded in popularity in India in recent years, thanks to faster internet speeds, new regulations, and attractive casino bonuses. Millions of Indians now gamble online, and many states have legalized and regulated the industry. This has made it easier and safer for people to enjoy casino games from the comfort of their own…
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Online Games involving Stakes Affected by Gambling Ban: TN Govt

Online games are prohibited when played for stakes, argued Advocate General R. Shunmugasundaram while defending the Tamil Nadu government's online gambling ban before the Madras High Court yesterday. As reported by The New Indian Express, Shunmugasundaram added that the ban doesn't prevent companies from running online gaming platforms in the…
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Online Games involving Stakes Affected by Gambling Ban: TN Govt
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Parliament clears 28% GST on online gaming, casinos

New Delhi: The Parliament has approved the necessary legislative modifications for implementing the Goods and Services Tax (GST) Council's proposal to levy a 28% tax on the full value of deposits made by individuals to online gaming platforms, casinos, and horse racing clubs. According to a notification issued on Friday, the legislation will be…
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Parliament clears 28% GST on online gaming, casinos
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Madras HC questions why Tamil Nadu can't ban online gambling

Last week, a Madras High Court bench questioned why Tamil Nadu's competence to ban online gambling was being doubted, given that states have the constitutional jurisdiction to regulate'betting and gambling', reported Times of India. Chief Justice Sanjay Vijaykumar Gangapurwala and Justice P.D. Audikesavulu were hearing the online real money gaming…
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Indian Online Gaming Market in Doldrums: 28% GST Could Be Disasterous

The latest announcement of a tax increase by the GST council on the online real money gaming industry has sent shockwaves through businesses like Dream11, MPL, Crickpe, Games24x7, and players in the industry. In fact, the move has apparently jeopardised their future growth plans and their existence. The GST council, led by the formidable Union…
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Indian Online Gaming Market in Doldrums: 28% GST Could Be Disasterous
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Online gambling Act is fully within the legislative competence of the State, Tamil Nadu govt. asserts before Madras High Court

The Tamil Nadu Prohibition of Online Gambling and Regulation of Online Games Act, 2022, is intra vires (within the legal powers) the legislative competence conferred on the State legislature by the Constitution and not ultra vires as contended by All India Gaming Federation and others, the State government has asserted before the Madras High…
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Online gambling Act is fully within the legislative competence of the State, Tamil Nadu govt. asserts before Madras High Court
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ERGO Analysing Development Impacting Business: Tamil Nadu Bans Online Gambling

1.1 The Tamil Nadu Prohibition of Online Gambling and Regulation of Online Games Bill 2022 (Bill) received the assent of the Governor of Tamil Nadu, Mr R N Ravi, on 7 April 2023. Pursuant to the Madras High Court striking down the Tamil Nadu Gaming and Police Laws (Amendment) Act 20211, the Tamil Nadu government constituted a fivemember committee…
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Controversial Statement by MoS IT: States Cannot Regulate Online Gambling on the Internet, Says Rajeev Chandrasekhar

The Minister of State (MoS) for Electronics and Information Technology, Rajeev Chandrasekhar, made a controversial statement on April 14, stating that it is futile for states to regulate online gambling as the internet falls under the jurisdiction of the Central government. Chandrasekhar referred to IT amendments that have established the basic…
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Controversial Statement by MoS IT: States Cannot Regulate Online Gambling on the Internet, Says Rajeev Chandrasekhar
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Can The Gatekeepers For Online Gaming Help Curb Betting, Gambling?

The online gaming industry has seen a fair share of turmoil over the past few years, especially due to the absence of a nodal ministry and a national regulatory framework. The last week, in particular, saw several developments related to the sector that have players with a skin in the game keeping a close watch. The government issued regulations to…
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Online gambling can earn you a jail term in Tamil Nadu, but what's next?

NEW DELHI: Tamil Nadu has banned online gambling, rekindling a campaign against gaming firms in India that has raged for over a year-and-a-half. The move came just three days after the Centre included gaming firms under its intermediary rules. Mint explains the controversy: What just happened in Tamil Nadu? After much back-and-forth (even within…
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Online gambling can earn you a jail term in Tamil Nadu, but what's next?
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Tamil Nadu Governor signed online gambling bill only after resolution: DMK

Two days after the Tamil Nadu Assembly passed a resolution seeking a timeframe for Governors to give their assent to legislations, the Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (DMK) on Wednesday said all states in the country should demand a Constitutional amendment to revoke powers vested with the Raj Bhavan to sign bills passed by elected representatives. The…
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Tamil Nadu Governor signed online gambling bill only after resolution: DMK
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Tamil Nadu Anti-Gambling Law: Govt bans online gambling; Here's all you need to know

Tamil Nadu, India: On April 10, the Tamil Nadu Government notified the Online Gambling and Regulation of Online Games Bill, after Governor RN Ravi gave his assent, following which it was published in the Government Gazette. The legislation is set to come into force in Tamil Nadu following the notification. The legislation prohibits advertisements…
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Tamil Nadu Anti-Gambling Law: Govt bans online gambling; Here's all you need to know
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India: Tamil Nadu govt. publishes legislation on online gambling

The Tamil Nadu government on Tuesday published in its gazette the legislation on banning online gambling. This comes a day after the government's Bill passed by the Legislative Assembly was given the go-ahead by the state Governor, R.N. Ravi. In addition to this legislation, a panel to regulate online gaming will be set up. The panel's chief would…
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Governor finally gives assent to TN bill banning online gambling

Tamil Nadu Governor R N Ravi has given his assent to a bill banning online gambling which was adopted in March by the state assembly for a second time, official sources said on Monday. Just after the TN assembly adopted a resolution urging the Centre and President to fix a timeframe for state governors to approve bills adopted by the house, Raj…
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Governor finally gives assent to TN bill banning online gambling
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Tamil Nadu bans online gambling and regulates online games

With Governor R N Ravi signing the re-enacted bill into law, the Tamil Nadu government has banned online gambling and regulated online games in the state by publishing the Tamil Nadu Prohibition of Online Gambling and Regulation of Online Games Bill, 2022 in the gazette. The government notified the new law immediately after the Governor sent his…
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Tamil Nadu bans online gambling and regulates online games
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TN Gov Assents to Law Banning Online Gambling and Games of Chance

After a very long wait for the state government, Tamil Nadu's Governor R.N. Ravi finally granted his assent to the state's law banning online gambling and games of chance yesterday, The Hindu reported. Ravi's stamp of approval came after the state assembly passed a resolution against him earlier in the day. Tamil Nadu Chief Minister M.K. Stalin…
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Tamil Nadu bans online gaming, imposes fine up to ₹10 lakh, 3-year jail term

Tamil Nadu has banned online gambling after state governor RN Ravi gave his assent to the Bill. With the Governor clearing the Tamil Nadu Prohibition of Online Gambling and Regulation of Online Games Bill, a gazette notification would follow. Hours later, Chief Minister M K Stalin announced in the House that a good outcome of the resolution passed…
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Tamil Nadu bans online gaming, imposes fine up to ₹10 lakh, 3-year jail term
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Tamil Nadu Governor Gives Assent To Prohibition Of Online Gambling Bill

Tamil Nadu Governor RN Ravi has given assent to the state's Prohibition of Online Gambling and Regulation of Online Games Bill, Chief Minister MK Stalin informed the assembly on Tuesday. The assent came following prolonged criticism by the State over the time taken by Governor Ravi to approve bills passed by the legislature. Earlier, the assembly…
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Tamil Nadu Governor Gives Assent To Prohibition Of Online Gambling Bill
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tamil nadu: Tamil Nadu governor gives assent to bill banning online gambling

Governor RN Ravi on Monday approved a long-pending Bill to ban online gambling, which includes online rummy and poker with stakes in the State. The legislation, called the Tamil Nadu Prohibition of Online Gambling and Regulation of Online Games Bill, also seeks to regulate online gaming including fantasy sports which may now need vetting by a…
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T.N. Governor grants assent to Bill banning online gambling

Tamil Nadu Governor R.N Ravi has granted his assent to the Bill seeking to ban online gambling and regulate online gaming. A senior official at the State Secretariat said the Raj Bhavan had confirmed the Governor's decision to the government. The Bill, was first passed by the Tamil Nadu Legislative Assembly in October 2022. According to the…
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T.N. Governor grants assent to Bill banning online gambling
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TN Guv gives assent to Bill banning online gambling

Tamil Nadu Governor R N Ravi has given his assent to a Bill banning online gambling which was adopted in March by the state Assembly for a second time, official sources said on Monday. Just after the TN Assembly adopted a resolution urging the Centre and President to fix a timeframe for State Governors to approve Bills adopted by the House, Raj…
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TN Guv gives assent to Bill banning online gambling
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TN Governor Gives Assent To Bill Banning Online Gambling

Tamil Nadu Governor RN Ravi has given his assent to a Bill banning online gambling which was adopted in March by the state Assembly for a second time, official sources said on Monday. Just after the Assembly adopted a resolution urging the central government and President to fix a time frame for state governors to approve Bills adopted by the…
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TN Governor Gives Assent To Bill Banning Online Gambling
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Governor should know online gambling is brutal: PMK

CHENNAI: PMK president Anbumani Ramadoss on Sunday said that "48 people have lost their lives due to online gambling" in Tamil Nadu and that governor R N Ravi should understand the brutal nature of it. Anbumani, in Twitter, urged the governor to not postpone further the assent to the bill banning online gambling. "The governor should understand how…
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Online Gaming: A changing scenario on the cards

Context: Tamil Nadu Assembly re-adopts Bill against online gambling What is Online gaming? It refers to video games/mobile games that are played over the internet through various devices. E.g., multiplayer online battle arena (MOBA) games, first-person shooter (FPS) games, massively multiplayer online role-playing games (MMORPGs), and many…
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Which Indian States Play Online Casino the Most?

In India, gambling has been a popular pastime throughout history. However, land-based casinos have declined in popularity and are no longer as important in today's digital economy. On the contrary, online gambling provides convenient access to a large database of real money games. The expansion of gaming platforms has led to an expansion of the…
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Which Indian States Play Online Casino the Most?
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Tamil Nadu House passes Bill to ban online gambling

Two weeks after Governor R N Ravi returned the Bill banning online gambling and regulating online games to the government for its consideration, the Tamil Nadu Assembly passed the same legislation on Thursday. Chief Minister M K Stalin, who reintroduced the Bill, said that the state government has "the right to streamline, regulate, and protect"…
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TN assembly readopts bill against online gambling

The Tamil Nadu assembly on Thursday passed the bill to ban online gambling for the second time in six months and days after governor RN Ravi returned it, questioning the state assembly's competence to frame a law on the subject. The bill, titled Tamil Nadu Prohibition of Online Gambling and Regulation of Online Games Bill, 2022, was introduced in…
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TN assembly readopts bill against online gambling
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Tamil Nadu assembly passes bill to ban online gambling again

The Tamil Nadu assembly on Thursday once again unanimously adopted the bill to ban online gambling, weeks after state Governor R N Ravi had returned it to the government for its reconsideration. Piloting the bill, Chief Minister M K Stalin said he was moving it with a'heavy heart' while referring to the loss of lives. Many persons had allegedly…
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Tamil Nadu assembly passes bill to ban online gambling again
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Bill to ban online gambling passed once again in TN Assembly

The Tamil Nadu Assembly on Thursday once again unanimously adopted the bill to ban online gambling, weeks after state Governor R N Ravi had returned it to the government for its reconsideration. Piloting the bill, Chief Minister M K Stalin said he was moving it with a "heavy heart" while referring to the loss of lives. Many persons had allegedly…
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Bill to ban online gambling passed once again in TN Assembly
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Online gambling ban bill: Tamil Nadu assembly once again passes Bill to ban online gambling

The Tamil Nadu Assembly on Thursday once again unanimously adopted the Bill to ban online gambling, weeks after state governor R N Ravi had returned it to the government for its reconsideration. Piloting the Bill, chief minister M K Stalin said he was moving it with a "heavy heart" while referring to the loss of lives. Many people had allegedly…
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Online gambling ban bill: Tamil Nadu assembly once again passes Bill to ban online gambling
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TN assembly again passes bill to ban online gambling

The Tamil Nadu Assembly on Thursday for a second time unanimously adopted a Bill to ban online gambling, weeks after Governor R N Ravi returned it for reconsideration by the House. Referring to the loss of lives by those who lost money in online gambling, Chief Minister M K Stalin said he was moving the Bill with a "heavy heart". Many persons had…
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TN assembly again passes bill to ban online gambling
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TN: CM Stalin to present Online Gambling Prohibition Bill again in Legislative Assembly

Tamil Nadu Chief Minister M.K. Stalin will be presenting The Tamil Nadu Prohibition of Online Gambling and Regulation of Online Games Bill, 2022 again tomorrow in the Legislative Assembly. It is said that more than 40 people have lost their lives playing online rummy in the state owing to delay in the bill being passed. According to Patrika, the…
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TN: CM Stalin to present Online Gambling Prohibition Bill again in Legislative Assembly
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Tamil Nadu To Re-Introduce Bill To Ban Online Gambling

The Tamil Nadu Government will re-introduce its bill to ban online gambling after the state governor, RN Ravi, returned the first bill it had tabled. According to reports, the governor refused to provide assent to the bill as he believed the house (Tamil Nadu Legislative Assembly) did not have the "legislative competence" to table a bill that…
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Tamil Nadu To Re-Introduce Bill To Ban Online Gambling
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Tamil Nadu government to table fresh Bill against online gambling

A day after Governor R.N. Ravi returned the Tamil Nadu Prohibition of Online Gambling and Regulation of Online Games Bill, adopted by the Assembly last year, a Cabinet meeting, chaired by Chief Minister M.K. Stalin at the Secretariat on Thursday, decided to table a second Bill, reiterating the government's decision to impose the ban. Briefing…
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Tamil Nadu government to table fresh Bill against online gambling
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TN Governor sends back bill to ban online gambling to govt

Chennai: Tamil Nadu Governor R.N. Ravi on Wednesday returned the Bill to ban online gambling, including on online rummy games. The Bill against online gambling was unanimously passed by the Tamil Nadu Assembly on October 18, 2022 based on a recommendation by a committee headed by Justice K. Chandru (retd. The Bill has been lying in the table of the…
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T.N. Law Minister hints at re-adoption of Bill against online gambling

A day after it emerged that Tamil Nadu Governor R.N. Ravi returned a Bill banning online gambling, State Law Minister S. Regupathy indicated the Government might readopt the Bill in the Legislative Assembly, just as it had done when the anti-NEET Bill was returned last year. If the Tamil Nadu Legislative Assembly adopted yet another Bill seeking to…
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T.N. Law Minister hints at re-adoption of Bill against online gambling
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Why Online Casinos Are Gaining Momentum in India: Is it Legal?

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Should an International Online Gambling Project Enter the Indian Market? Legal Aspect

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E-Gaming Federation announces to challenge Tamil Nadu regulation to ban online gaming

E-gaming Federation will challenge a regulation issued by the Tamil Nadu government to ban online gaming as it categorizes rummy and poker as games of chance, the industry association said on Wednesday. E-gaming Federation (EGF), whose members include Games24x7, MPL and Junglee Games, cited a Supreme Court ruling that, according to the industry…
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E-Gaming Federation announces to challenge Tamil Nadu regulation to ban online gaming
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The legality of Online Gambling in India: Current Regulations and What’s Ahead

Recent statistics show that around 40% of Indian adults have gambled at least once on online platforms. It's not a secret that Indians are fond of gambling activities like card games and sports betting. That is why it's not surprising that casino operators see India as one of the countries with a huge potential for market growth. While online…
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Any other way to ban online gambling ?

A young man named Sivanraj from Rosmiyapuram near Panagudi in Nellai district committed suicide after losing up to 15 lakh rupees in online rummy. Shivan Raj, who contacted his friends before committing suicide, said he has lost all his money in online rummy and those who lent him money are giving him pressure. So he said he was going to commit…
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Tamil Nadu Man Dies By Suicide After Suffering Losses To Online Gambling

Chennai: A man died by suicide after losing over Rs 15 lakhs to online gambling in Tirunelveli district on Tuesday. According to ABP Nadu, the deceased was identified as Sivanraj (34). According to police, "Sivanraj downloaded an online rummy app on his phone recently and he started playing the game. Initially, he gambled for a small sum and won…
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Tamil Nadu Man Dies By Suicide After Suffering Losses To Online Gambling
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Cab driver ends life after losing ₹15 lakh in online gambling

Even as the Bill against online gaming is waiting indefinitely for Tamil Nadu Governor's assent, a cab driver, who has reportedly lost over ₹15 lakh over the past one year in e-gaming, has ended his life. Police said the 34-year-old cab driver, B. Sivan Raj of Rosemiyapuram near Panagudi, who was reportedly addicted to online gambling, used to play…
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Gaming and gambling: The Hindu Editorial on the Centre’s move to regulate online gaming

The Union government's proposed measures for regulating online gaming in a draft amendment to the Information Technology (Intermediary Liability and Digital Media Ethics Code) Rules, 2021 leave several questions unanswered. Some of these proposed measures, such as the establishment of a self-regulatory body, collection of know-your-customer (KYC)…
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Eight major issues with India's proposed online gaming rules

India's IT Ministry on January 2 released draft rules to regulate online gaming. We have done a summary of the proposed rules, but if some of them feel convoluted, unclear, or incomplete, that's because they are. Here are some of the key issues we found (so far) with the proposed rules: 1. Why are online gaming platforms classified as…
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Eight major issues with India's proposed online gaming rules
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PMK founder insists Governor to give assent to law banning online gambling

S. Ramadoss, the founder of Pattali Makkal Katchi (PMK), reaffirmed the need for the Tamil Nadu (TN) Governor to swiftly give his assent to the law banning online gambling. A recent highlights a youth named Arunkumar taking his life allegedly due to losing money in online gambling. He said, "A graduate youth named Arunkumar from Karumanginaru…
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PMK founder insists Governor to give assent to law banning online gambling
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India's online gaming boom prompts fears of gambling surge

B. Bhavani, a 29-year-old resident of India's southern city of Chennai, used to sneak out from her bed in the middle of the night to play online card games like rummy. She promised her husband several times she would quit, but she was already hooked. As her addiction worsened, Bhavani's savings started to disappear and debts began to mount. She and…
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India's online gaming boom prompts fears of gambling surge
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The centre-state conundrum: Who should regulate online gaming in India and decide on its legalities- Technology News, Firstpost

This article is a part of a larger series on Online Gaming in India. The previous article deals with the potential and the dangers of online gaming and the need to regulate it urgently. Click the link to read the article. Recently, the Prime Minister's office objected to a differentiation between games of'skill' and games of'chance', calling for…
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The centre-state conundrum: Who should regulate online gaming in India and decide on its legalities- Technology News, Firstpost
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Gst Gom Report On Online Gaming, Casinos, Race Courses Finds No Consensus, Say Officials

The much awaited GST Council nominated Group of Ministers (GoM) report on taxation of online gaming, casinos and race courses was submitted by convener-Meghalaya Chief Minister Conrad Sangma to union Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman on Thursday. Sangma, after presenting the report said that the GoM could not arrive at a consensus and has…
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Gst Gom Report On Online Gaming, Casinos, Race Courses Finds No Consensus, Say Officials
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Tamil Nadu govt declined to provide info on online gambling law's report

Update on 26/12/2022: The Tamil Nadu government once again declined to disclose information on its gambling law's public consultations citing Section 8(i) of the Right to Information Act, 2005. "The Tamil Nadu Prohibition of Online Gambling and Regulation of Online Gaming Bill, 2022 (..) is yet to come into effect and since the matter is still…
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Tamil Nadu govt declined to provide info on online gambling law's report
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TN man dies by suicide after suffering losses due to online gambling

Manimuthu, a manager at an electronics store, left a suicide note blaming online gambling. newsOnline Gambling DeathsSunday, December 11, 2022 - 17:17 A manager at an electronics store died by suicide near Vazhpadi in Salem district after losing money in online gambling. The manager Manimuthu took his own life at a temple in Veppilapatti. Vazhpadi…
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Fighting the menace of online gambling

Tamil Nadu Governor R.N. Ravi has chosen to remain silent on the fate of the Tamil Nadu Prohibition of Online Gambling and Regulation of Online Games Bill even four weeks after the Ordinance on the same subject lapsed. There are several pieces of legislation awaiting the Governor's clearance, but the Bill in question is different from the rest. An…
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Fighting the menace of online gambling
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Online games based on chances: Tamil Nadu law minister defends ban

Tamil Nadu Gaming and Police Laws (Amendment) Act of 2021, bans playing of games like rummy and poker with stakes. (Representational Image/Reuters) By Akshaya Nath: Tamil Nadu law minister S Regupathy on Friday issued a clarification to the queries raised by Governor RN Ravi regarding the state's ban on online gambling and regulations of online…
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Online games based on chances: Tamil Nadu law minister defends ban
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Tamil Nadu ordinance on banning online gambling expires for want of Governor’s assent

The Tamil Nadu Prohibition of Online Gambling and Regulation of Online Games Ordinance expired on Sunday night for want of Governor's assent to the Bill approved by the Tamil Nadu Assembly last month. This has sparked a new conflict between the state government and Governor R N Ravi on a day the state reported another death by suicide at Tenkasi,…
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Explained: Tamil Nadu's New Law On Ban Of 'Games Of Chance' And Gambling

The Tamil Nadu government has stated that although only internet gambling has been outlawed in the state, no comprehensive ban on online games has been proposed. They are now asking Governor R. N. Ravi to sign a bill that will outlaw online gambling and govern online games with in state. S. Raghupathy, the state's law minister, noted that no…
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Explained: Tamil Nadu's New Law On Ban Of 'Games Of Chance' And Gambling
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online gaming ban: Ban promotion of online gambling, Karnataka BJP MLA implores Centre

Former Karnataka law & education minister S Suresh Kumar has written to Union Ministers Amit Shah and Nirmala Sitharaman urging them to ban the promotion of online games involving monetary bets through advertisements, text messages, mobile calls and other forms of marketing. In separate letters, he said he was aware of the court rulings allowing…
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TN online gambling ban: Governor holds meeting with E-gaming industry representatives

The meeting comes against the backdrop of the Bill seeking to ban online gambling and regulating online games waiting for assent from Governor RN Ravi. Even as the Tamil Nadu government awaits Governor RN Ravi to assent to the Bill banning online gambling and regulating online games, representatives of the E-Gaming Federation (EGF) met him at…
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Mounting deaths: Heavy losses in online gambling claims another Tamil Nadu man’s life

Shankar, an engineer from Coimbatore, died by suicide left a note behind blaming losses from online gambling for his death. An engineer from Coimbatore's Singanallur died by suicide on Wednesday, after incurring heavy losses due to gambling online. Shankar (29), the deceased, took his life at a private lodge located in Ram Nagar and left a note…
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Mounting deaths: Heavy losses in online gambling claims another Tamil Nadu man’s life
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How And Where To Play Andar Bahar Online For Real Money

Teen Patti, Satte Pe Satta, Rummy - there are perhaps as many ways to play cards in India as all over the globe. Families and friends play them for fun or to kill some time, but outside exists a nearly USD$30-billion (INR₹2.4-trillion) market. There have been 214 million card game app downloads this year, with every download amounting to USD$0.13…
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The dark side of online gaming: From people in debt to ruined families, online gaming in India needs to be regulated- Technology News, Firstpost

Mehul Reuben Das Dec 10, 2022 12:27:46 IST This article is a part of a larger series on Online Gaming in India. The previous article deals with why online gaming platforms want their users to believe that their products are a game of skill. Click here to read the article. Online gaming has become extremely popular in India and has grown into a…
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The dark side of online gaming: From people in debt to ruined families, online gaming in India needs to be regulated- Technology News, Firstpost
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E-Gaming representatives meet Governor on Bill to ban online gambling

At a time when the State government and political parties have been urging Governor R.N. Ravi to grant his assent to a Bill to ban online gambling and regulate online games, it has emerged that representatives of the E-Gaming Federation met Mr. Ravi at the Raj Bhavan on December 5 to share their views on the proposed legislation. A source from the…
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E-Gaming representatives meet Governor on Bill to ban online gambling
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"A need for regulation": As Indians take up online games, gambling fears grow

B Bhavani assured her father she would quit online card games - a promise she had made several times before as her family in southern India fretted about her mounting debts. A few hours later, the 29-year-old took her own life. Bhavani, who was married with two young children, had racked up losses that her husband estimated at more than a million…
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"A need for regulation": As Indians take up online games, gambling fears grow
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TCS faces hiring bias lawsuit in US; BJP MLA asks Centre to ban online gambling ads

In 2018, a California district court ruled in favour of TCS in a lawsuit filed by three former employees who accused the IT services provider of discrimination in hiring. Now, the company faces a similar class-action lawsuit, filed by a disgruntled former employee who alleges that it has repeatedly favoured Indian and South Asian job-seekers in the…
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Only online gambling banned, TN govt clarifies to Governor’s query

The Tamil Nadu government on Friday said no complete ban on online games has been proposed but only online gambling has been proscribed in the state and sought Governor R N Ravi's assent to the Bill to prohibit online gambling and regulate online games in the state. As per the doctrine of proportionality, no total ban has been proposed, state Law…
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Only online gambling banned, TN govt clarifies to Governor’s query
The Star

As Indians take up online games, gambling fears grow

CHENNAI, India: B. Bhavani assured her father she would quit online card games - a promise she had made several times before as her family in southern India fretted about her mounting debts. A few hours later, the 29-year-old took her own life. Bhavani, who was married with two young children, had racked up losses that her husband estimated at more…
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As Indians take up online games, gambling fears grow
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Tamil Nadu’s Ordinance Banning Online Gambling Lapses

The Tamil Nadu Assembly passed an ordinance prohibiting online gambling and regulating online gaming earlier this year, following which the state's Governor R N Ravi gave his assent to the same on 1st October. The State Assembly then tabled the Tamil Nadu Prohibition of Online Gaming and Regulation of Online Games Bill to ban online gambling and…
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Tamil Nadu’s Ordinance Banning Online Gambling Lapses
The Hindu

T.N. ordinance on online gambling may lapse on November 27, 2022

Time is running out for the Tamil Nadu Prohibition of Online Gambling and Regulation of Online Games Ordinance, with Governor R. N. Ravi yet to give his assent to the related legislation, which was adopted by the Assembly last month. The ordinance will lapse on Sunday if the Governor does not give his assent to the Prohibition of Online Gambling…
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The Indian Express

DMK government softens stand towards Governor, hopeful of nod for Bill on online gambling

Softening its stance towards Governor R N Ravi, the Tamil Nadu government on Saturday expressed hope that Ravi would quickly sign the Bill prohibiting online gambling and regulating online games. This comes after the DMK-led government had initially criticised Ravi over the delay in giving the Bill his assent. The Tamil Nadu Prohibition of Online…
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DMK government softens stand towards Governor, hopeful of nod for Bill on online gambling
The News Minute

Tamil Nadu’s Strict Law against Online rummy sites in India

Rummy has an obfuscated status in India. While many people will admit to enjoying playing rummy with friends and families, the card game is often considered gambling when played for stakes. Rummy was accepted as a'game of skill' by the Supreme Court back in 1968, but the state of Tamil Nadu has now decidedly passed a law banning it. The term'game…
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Tamil Nadu’s Strict Law against Online rummy sites in India
The News Minute

Why online casinos, gambling, and betting are being banned in TN

The real-money gaming industry in India has been in the news over the past few months. The sector was brought into the limelight recently after the Tamil Nadu Cabinet, on September 26, approved an ordinance banning all forms of online skill games within the state. On October 8, the State Governor, RN Ravi, signed and approved the ordinance. On…
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Why online casinos, gambling, and betting are being banned in TN
India Today

Auto driver in Chennai dies by suicide after losing money in online gambling

An auto-rickshaw driver in Chennai died by suicide after accumulating debts due to online gambling. (Representative image) By Pramod Madhav: A 28-year-old auto-rickshaw driver died by suicide after incurring losses in online gambling. He had borrowed money recently and lost that as well. He took a grave decision due to the monetary problems. The…
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Auto driver in Chennai dies by suicide after losing money in online gambling
The News Minute

Is online gaming with real money legal or illegal in India?

The online gaming industry in India is a strange beast. On the one hand, it is one of the country's fastest-growing sectors; on the other hand, real money games involving money are banned in most Indian states. Despite the legal ambiguity surrounding the industry, a KPMG report predicted that online gaming would reach 29000 Crores in revenue by…
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Is online gaming with real money legal or illegal in India?
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Online Gambling Ban: TN Law Minister S Regupathy Meets Governor RN Ravi, Urges Him To Give Assent For Bill

Chennai: Tamil Nadu Law Minister S. Regupathy met Governor RN Ravi at Raj Bhavan in Chennai on Thursday and discussed about the Bill to ban online gambling in the state. He also urged the Governor to soon give assent to the bill. On Thursday, Law Minister S. Regupathy addressing the reporters said, "A Bill has been brought to ban and regulate…
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Deccan Herald

Governor’s delay in giving assent to ban online gambling has raised suspicion: DMK

Tamil Nadu's ruling Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (DMK) on Wednesday fired yet another salvo against Governor R N Ravi, this time for "delaying" his assent to a bill banning online gambling in the state, saying his actions have raised "suspicion" among people. An editorial in Murasoli, DMK's official organ, tore into the Governor for "sitting on" The…
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MediaNama

Restrict minors from online gambling: Petition in Madras HC

The Madurai Bench of the Madras High Court has sought the Union's response in a petition seeking to restrict minors from playing on online gambling and sports betting websites, reported Times of India. The Public Interest Litigation (PIL) was brought by Tirunelveli activist S. Ayyaa and heard by a Division Bench comprising Justices R. Mahadevan and…
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Restrict minors from online gambling: Petition in Madras HC
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Online gambling resumes in TN as ordinance lapses

Chennai: Leaders across the political spectrum accused Governor R N Ravi of causing a sudden spurt in online gambling after Sunday midnight when the Tamil Nadu Prohibition of Online Gambling and Regulation of Online Games Ordinance lapsed after he did not give his consent for the legislation relating to it. Among those who criticized the Governor…
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New Indian Express

Expected Guv Ravi to give assent to Bill on online gambling by Sunday: S Reghupathy- The New Indian Express

CHENNAI/PUDUKOTTAI: The ordinance banning online gambling lapsed on Sunday, and all eyes are on Governor RN Ravi since the Bill on the matter is still pending with him. Asked about the government's next move, a top officer said: "We await the approval of the governor for the Bill." The ordinance was not notified by the Tamil Nadu government after…
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Online Gambling Row: Govt Decides To Wait For Assent

Chennai: As the ordinance on online gambling lapsed on Sunday, Tamil Nadu government has decided to wait for governor R N Ravi to give his assent to the bill to replace it that has been passed by the state assembly. Many political parties, however, slammed the governor for delaying assent as the state continues to report suicides over loss of money…
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Punjab News Express

PMK wants TN Guv's assent to bill banning online gambling bill

CHENNAI: The political arm of the powerful Vanniyar community, the Pattali Makkal Katchi (PMK) has demanded that the Tamil Nadu Governor R.N. Ravi give assent to the Tamil Nadu Prohibition of Online Gambling and Regulation of Online Games Bill. The bill passed by the state Legislative Assembly is pending approval from the governor. PMK state…
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PMK wants TN Guv's assent to bill banning online gambling bill
The Statesman

Governor blocks legislation to ban online gambling in TN

The DMK government's legislation to ban online gaming has hit a road-block with Tamil Nadu Governor RN Ravi, raising queries and concerns over whether it would withstand legal scrutiny or not! It is another instance of the cold war between Governor Ravi and the DMK government. The ruling party has accused the Governor of acting like a BJP…
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Governor blocks legislation to ban online gambling in TN
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Bill Banning Online Gambling Legally Sound, Says Tn Govt

Chennai: A day after governor R N Ravi raised queries about the bill on online games and gambling, the state government clarified that the bill was legally sound, well within the framework of the Constitution and the state was competent to enact the legislation. The bill has made distinction between games of chance and skill, and prohibits only…
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Bill Banning Online Gambling Legally Sound, Says Tn Govt
The Hindu

T.N. Minister defends Bill on online gambling

The Tamil Nadu government on Friday defended the Bill that the Assembly adopted to prohibit online gaming and gambling after Governor R.N. Ravi sought some clarifications. Addressing reporters at the Secretariat, Law Minister S. Regupathy said the Governor had raised questions over various provisions. The government received the Raj Bhavan…
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T.N. Minister defends Bill on online gambling
The Hindu

T.N. Law Minister S. Regupathy defends Bill on online gambling as Governor raises questions over the legislation

The Tamil Nadu government on Friday defended the Bill that the Assembly adopted to prohibit online gaming and gambling after Governor R.N. Ravi sought some clarifications. Addressing reporters at the Secretariat, Law Minister S. Regupathy said the Governor had raised questions over various provisions. The government received the Raj Bhavan…
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The Indian Express

Only online gambling banned, clarifies Tamil Nadu govt

The Tamil Nadu government on Friday said no complete ban on online games has been proposed but only online gambling has been proscribed in the state, and sought Governor R N Ravi's assent to the Bill to prohibit online gambling and regulate online games in the state. As per the doctrine of proportionality, no total ban has been proposed, state Law…
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Only online gambling banned, clarifies Tamil Nadu govt