The Tamil Nadu government has introduced an ordinance to “ban online gambling” involving wagering. According to the official press release, this step was taken after suicides by people who allegedly lost money in online games, especially the “young”. Any violation of this ordinance would result in both a fine and imprisonment of up to two years.
The ordinance provides: “Prohibiting people who bet or bet in cyberspace using computers or devices or communication resources.
“Anyone caught playing will be punished with a fine of Rs. 5,000 / – and six months’ imprisonment “. The ordinance also continues to prohibit the” electronic transfer of funds “used for betting or betting, distributing winnings, cash prizes”.
The ordinance was passed on Friday by Governor Banwarilal Purohit after receiving the government’s crested proposal. This happens weeks after the state government informed the Madurai Bench of the Madras High Court that it was actively considering banning online games.
It is worth noting that neighboring Andhra Pradesh also recently banned online gambling. Union Territory Puducherry also wrote to the Center asking for similar action on these activities after the recent suicide case. Three people died of suicide in Coimbatore this month after suffering a heavy financial loss in the online rummy game.
Against the backdrop of an increase in the number of suicides by gamblers who allegedly lost their money in online gaming, Tamil Nadu governor Banwarilal Purohit signed an ordinance on Friday November 20 to “ban online gaming” involving bets.
- The Tamil Nadu government has banned online games and apps that allow betting. There is a fine of Rs. 5,000 and up to six months’ imprisonment.
- This step was taken after the suicides by people who allegedly lost money in online gambling.
- Andhra Pradesh had recently banned online gambling. Puducherry also wrote to the Center asking for similar action.