A Halt To Stakes-Based Online Gaming In Tamil Nadu, Says CM Stalin

The Tamil Nadu government is fighting in the Supreme Court to reinstate the gaming ban.
On Thursday, Tamil Nadu Chief Minister MK Stalin reiterated the state’s firm stance against internet gambling with stakes.

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The assembly applauded Stalin’s statement. He was responding to a question from an opposition member.

AiADMK lawmaker R Vaithilingam asked Stalin about the state government’s desire to pursue a legal path that would put an end to online gaming.

CM Stalin
CM Stalin

The state government, led by previous chief minister Edappadi Palaniswami, used legal means to combat gaming’s influence on adolescents and older customers. The state government modified a 90-year-old legislation regulating betting and wagering to include “games of skill,” including those played online.
The Madras High Court reversed the ban in August last year, stating that while the games had a “deleterious impact,” it would be inappropriate to ban them without empirical evidence or legislative deliberation.

With Stalin stating that internet games will be prosecuted in Tamil Nadu, the Supreme Court case is set to be reopened.

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