The Tamil Nadu government of India has passed an ordinance to ban online gaming in the state of Tamil Nadu. More specifically, it referred to the gambling games that need the users to bet with money, will be banned in the state. Anyone caught gaming in those platforms or running similar services will be imprisoned and fined.
Tamil Nadu Govt Bans Online Gaming
Betting games of any kinds are considered gambling since most of them are based on luck. Though we hope things to go by our side, a mere change somewhere flips all your luck at once. While this is common, withstanding to such mental hits is important. And those who’re weak committing suicides can cause a whole government to make a big decision.
One such incident happened lately is about banning all online games by the Tamil Nadu government, considering the recent deaths of few people who lost all their money in such games. The state governor, Banwarilal Purohit has passed an ordinance to ban all such games, based on the recommendations of K Palaniswami, Tamil Nadu’s Chief Minister.
This comes after a similar decision taken by the Andhra Pradesh government, which has banned the online gambling games this year. The Tamil Nadu’s ordinance says “banning the persons who are wagering or betting in cyberspace using computers or any communication device or resource.” This decision is fueled by the fact that few people have committed suicide after losing money in such games.
The government’s proposal for amending the current act read, “Due to online gaming, innocent people, mainly youngsters are being cheated and some people have committed suicide. In order to avoid such incidents of suicide and protect innocent people from the evils of online gaming.”
Thus, it clearly mentioned that anyone caught gaming will be punished with a fine of Rs.5,000 and imprisonment of upto six months. Further, anyone caught running such gaming houses or platforms will be fined with Rs.10,000 and imprisonment of upto two years. The ordinance also bans the electronic transfer of funds regarding winning, betting etc.
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