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Updated: 6Up Game Pulled; If 6UP Is Gambling, Then What About Reverse Auctions?

Update: Reuters and PTI report that the 6UP game has been suspended, despite there being no formal complaint, taking into account the Sports Ministes views. IPL Governing Council member Rajeev Shukla has not specified for how long the game will be suspended. Frankly, we would have preferred it if this issue had been taken up in court, and a precedence be set for other such initiatives. With the game being pulled, the ambiguity remains. Whether or not this is gambling or mathematically predictable, of whether the government should have the right to tell us which games to play were the focus of a rather interesting to-and fro yesterday on Twitter between Kushan Mitra (Business Today), Mahesh Murthy (Seedfund/Pinstorm), Rajeev Mantri (Navam Capital), Sumant Srivatsan (Microsoft) and me. Nothing conclusive, though. Original Story (May 12, 1247 hrs): Trouble is brewing for the SMS based 6UP game from the…

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