The Uttar Pradesh government has kicked off the process to enact a new law to regulate gambling, including online gambling, as the central government plans to scrap the Public Gambling Act, 1867 and mandate states to come up with their own laws to control gambling. This was first reported by Jagran. AN Mittal, chairman of the state law commission told Hindustan Times that a draft law is being prepared to check gambling. "All aspects are being studied and looked into to make the law stringent. It will also have special provisions to check online gambling," he said. The commission is also examining laws of other countries to check online gambling. The proposed law is likely to make gambling a non-bailable offence punishable with a seven-year jail term. The Public Gambling Act provides for a maximum sentence of one year and…
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