wordpress blog stats
Connect with us

Hi, what are you looking for?

Telangana is looking to classify online poker and rummy as gambling: report

Update: It was pointed to us that many media sites which cover news on poker and gambling were basing their reports on a story in Andhra Jyothy. The report, however, needs to be taken with a pinch of salt. It does not backs it up with an official source or statement. Rahul N Bhardwaj, COO of Junglee Games wrote in to MediaNama and said that they could not find any information on the ordinance. Meanwhile, we will update once we hear updates on the same. Earlier: The Telangana government is considering classifying online poker and rummy as forms of betting and gambling, according to multiple media reports. The state government may amend the Telangana Gaming Act with an ordinance and is also looking to insert a definition for cyberspace in the act, reports CalvinAyre. People playing online poker and rummy could also incur criminal penalties and a fine of Rs 5,000 for the first offence and higher fines for subsequent offences, Asia Gaming Brief reported. In 2015, the Supreme Court of India declared online rummy, poker and card games as games of skill, which are not illegal in the country. However, states are allowed to pass laws regulating betting and gambling and users from Assam and Orissa are not allowed to play online poker and rummy. The Assam Game and Betting Act, 1970, and the Orissa (Prevention of) Gambling Act, 1955 prohibits games with money stakes and also does not create an exception for games of skill. Police restraining users from playing poker is a regular occurrence in the…

Please subscribe/login to read the full story.
Written By

MediaNama’s mission is to help build a digital ecosystem which is open, fair, global and competitive.

Views

News

Studying the 'community' supporting the late Sushant Singh Rajput (SSR) shows how Twitter was gamed through organized engagement

News

Do we have an enabling system for the National Data Governance Framework Policy (NDGFP) aiming to create a repository of non-personal data?

News

A viewpoint on why the regulation of cryptocurrencies and crypto exchnages under 2019's E-Commerce Rules puts it in a 'grey area'

News

India's IT Rules mandate a GAC to address user 'grievances' , but is re-instatement of content removed by a platform a power it should...

News

There is a need for reconceptualizing personal, non-personal data and the concept of privacy itself for regulators to effectively protect data

You May Also Like

News

Google has released a Google Travel Trends Report which states that branded budget hotel search queries grew 179% year over year (YOY) in India, in...

Advert

135 job openings in over 60 companies are listed at our free Digital and Mobile Job Board: If you’re looking for a job, or...

News

By Aroon Deep and Aditya Chunduru You’re reading it here first: Twitter has complied with government requests to censor 52 tweets that mostly criticised...

News

Rajesh Kumar* doesn’t have many enemies in life. But, Uber, for which he drives a cab everyday, is starting to look like one, he...

MediaNama is the premier source of information and analysis on Technology Policy in India. More about MediaNama, and contact information, here.

© 2008-2021 Mixed Bag Media Pvt. Ltd. Developed By PixelVJ

Subscribe to our daily newsletter
Name:*
Your email address:*
*
Please enter all required fields Click to hide
Correct invalid entries Click to hide

© 2008-2021 Mixed Bag Media Pvt. Ltd. Developed By PixelVJ