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Google sends notices to Zomato and Swiggy for Play Store violations

Google has warned Zomato that its app would be removed from the Play Store for offering users a chance win “real money worth prizes” based on outcomes in real world tournaments. Such offers violate Play Store policies on real money gaming and contests, per Google. A similar notice has been sent to Swiggy. This was first reported by The Economic Times. The game in question is the Zomato Pro League, an IPL-specific campaign, that rewards users with cashbacks for correctly predicting outcomes of IPL matches. Users have to correctly answer questions about upcoming or ongoing matches, such as which team could win and how many sixes would be scored in the match. This presumably violated Google’s policies, which disallow features that let users wager “to obtain a prize of real world monetary value”. It's worth noting that Zomato had run…

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