News Link: Tamil Nadu Ban Online Gaming – by MK (Editor)
Tamil Nadu bans online gaming; Rs 5,000 fine, six months jail for violators. The ordinance provides for banning the electronic transfer of funds used for wagering and betting, distributing the winnings, prize money.
It also provides for punishing the persons who are running the company which conducts online gaming by the same.
Tamil Nadu Governor Banwarilal Purohit promulgated Ordinance on Friday to ban online gaming. The decision is based on the proposal by the state government.
As per the ordinance, people who do gaming will be punished with a fine amount of 5,000 rupees and six months imprisonment. The people who host common gaming houses will also get a punishment of a fine amount of 10,000 rupees and two years imprisonment.
Due to online gaming, innocent people mainly youngsters are getting cheated and some people have committed suicide. In order to avoid such incidents of suicide and protect innocent people from the evils of online gaming. The Government has submitted proposal to the Hon’ble Governor to promulgate an ordianance by amending the various acts in Tamil Nadu.
This comes weeks after the state government informed the Madurai Bench of the Madras High Court that it actively considering banning online games.
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