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MEITY is the New Nodal Ministry for Online Gaming in India

Following Task Force recommendations, the Govt names MEITY as the nodal ministry for online gaming, I&B continues to oversee code of ethics and advertising.

29 Dec 2022 - Nikolay Nikolov


Three-Year Study Reveals the Dangers of Loot Boxes

UK academia study reveals the harmful impact of loot boxes on the young and proposes regulatory intervention. In India, loot boxes still run under...

20 Dec 2022 - Nikolay Nikolov


MIB Orders Google to Drop Online Gambling Ads

Centre continues its crack down on offshore gambling with MIB ordering Google to stop showing online betting ads.

10 Dec 2022 - Nikolay Nikolov

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Madhya Pradesh Govt to HC: Three Months Needed for Online Gaming Law

Madhya Pradesh Govt told the High Court it needs three months to prepare a law against online gambling in response to an order to...

07 Dec 2022 - Nikolay Nikolov


IIM Rohtak Study Reveals Celebrities’ Huge Impact on Gambling Ads

Celebrity endorsements in gambling ads found to raise the tendency to play multifold and double the effect of statutory warnings. Regulations based on the...

05 Dec 2022 - Nikolay Nikolov
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Facebook Updates Protocol for Real-Money Gaming Ads

Facebook updates its policy on gambling promotions, requires operator’s licenses and responsible ad campaigns.

27 Nov 2022 - Svilen Madjov
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Online Gaming Industry Challenges New Tamil Nadu Ban

The All India Gaming Federation challenged the TN ban on online games for money as the legal battle continues

14 Nov 2022 - Svilen Madjov
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Government Amends IT Rules, Imposes New Requirements on Social Media

Amended IT Rules create a Grievance Appellate Committee, require social media to take down illegal and harmful content, review account blocks

03 Nov 2022 - Svilen Madjov

Tamil Nadu

Tamil Nadu passes gambling ban bill

The ordinance promulgated on the 7th of October has now been approved by the TN Assembly, banning online gambling, rummy, and poker.

20 Oct 2022 - Felicia Wijkander

Information Technology Act 2000

Breaking: Jio and Vodafone blocks offshore gambling sites

Offshore online betting websites Betway, 22bet, PariMatch, and others blocked by Jio and Vodafone over tax evasion claims.

19 Oct 2022 - Felicia Wijkander

Tamil Nadu

Tamil Nadu issues Ordinance to ban online gambling in the state

Tamil Nadu issues second ordinance in two years, seeking to ban online gambling and regulate online gaming.

10 Oct 2022 - Felicia Wijkander


Centre clamps down on TV & OTT platforms over betting ads

India sees two new advisories asking OTT platforms, news websites, and TV channels to stop betting ads.

10 Oct 2022 - Felicia Wijkander


Indian media asked to stop real money gambling advertisement

Betting website ads pose risk for consumers, I&B says While guidelines on what is allowed […]

14 Jun 2022 - Felicia Wijkander


Famous law influencer comments on India’s gaming bill

YourInstaLawyer tells it like it is in new Instagram Reel video Tanya Appachu, a Lawyer […]

14 Jun 2022 - Felicia Wijkander


Curaçao to trigger gambling action plan in December

Curaçao’s liberal gambling legislation under the gun? We might see improved gambling regulation from Curaçao […]

21 Dec 2021 - Felicia Wijkander
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Kerala lifts online Rummy ban

Kerala HC calls online Rummy ban unconstitutional The Kerala High Court has shot down a […]

30 Sep 2021 - Felicia Wijkander


Karnataka gambling ban to take effect on 13 September 2021

Karnataka includes online gambling in Karnataka Police Act, 1963. Earlier this year, we reported on […]

06 Sep 2021 - Felicia Wijkander


Madras HC rejects Tamil Nadu online gambling ban

Online games are back in business in TN after HC decision In February this year, […]

04 Aug 2021 - Felicia Wijkander


Goa & Uttar Pradesh clamp down on online gambling

Several people arrested in Goa online gambling den raid You’ve probably heard about police raids […]

22 Jun 2021 - Felicia Wijkander


AIGF challenges Tamil Nadu’s Online Rummy ban

Tamil Nadu Gaming Act amendments face potential backlash A little over a month has passed […]

26 Mar 2021 - Felicia Wijkander


Amendment bill suggests online gambling ban in Tamil Nadu.

Online Gambling in Tamil Nadu faces bill proposal An amendment Bill to add cyberspace gambling […]

09 Feb 2021 - Felicia Wijkander

Andhra Pradesh

New Online Gambling ban in Andhra Pradesh

Jail-time for illegal Andhra Pradesh gambling The Minister of Transport, Information and PR, Perni Venkataramaiah, […]

09 Sep 2020 - Felicia Wijkander