The Karnataka Cabinet on Saturday decided to impose a ban on online gambling or betting. However, lottery and horse racing have not been prohibited. “We are amending the Karnataka Police Act, with an intention to put an end to online gambling, on the basis of the High Court directions
Many online games including Dream 11, Namma 11, Rummy Culture, popular in the state of Karnataka, will also be banned. So, what’s the story of the billions of users who has been playing Dream 11 on mobile, and going forward won’t be able to play this game? The state government would consider it a gambling as money was used in the name of skilled game. Can’t play this game anymore? Let us know today.
Karnataka State Banning of Karnataka Playing Money in Any Format, including Virtual Currency, Digital Currency, Electronic Money, Electronic Transfer of Funds, Cash in Points. That is, no person in the state of Karnataka or a person who runs a bank business in the state cannot play the Dream 11 game. Even if played the game but not being able to make money in cash.
The cabinet has approved the amendments, it will be placed before the assembly,” Law and Parliamentary Affairs Minister J C Madhuswamy said. Speaking to reporters after the cabinet meeting here, he said the government has decided to ban online gambling.
“The draft Bill defines online games as, games involving all forms of wagering or betting including in the form of tokens valued in terms of the money paid before or after the issue of it or electronic means and virtual currency, also electronic transfer of currency in connection with any game of chance,” the Minister said.
He said, however, it does not include lotteries or wagering or betting on horse races done on any race course within or outside the state. The amendment bill to this effect will be tabled in the upcoming session of the legislature starting September 13.
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