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Advocates’ association calls for ban on real-money gaming apps in Karnataka: Report

Drawing comparisons between lotteries and online real-money gaming, the association said that such apps present a danger to children. The Five Year Law Course Advocates’ Association in Bengaluru has called for a ban on real money gaming apps, The Hindu reported. In a petition to the state government, the association's president S Umesh reportedly drew parallels between the erstwhile lotteries held in the state and real-money gaming apps, the latter of which are starting to get banned in more and more states for their resemblance to gambling. Courts have frequently ruled that games, such as fantasy sport or poker played on mobile apps, don't constitute gambling if they are deemed to sufficiently require skills. Regulation of real-money gaming A few states such as Tamil Nadu, Uttar Pradesh, and Andhra Pradesh, have taken steps to regulate some or all online real money…

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