Online Gaming Laws

Telangana police raid farmhouse on Hyderabad outskirts, arrest ruling party leaders for gambling

A special operations team of Telangana police today raided a farmhouse in Medipally on the outskirts of Hyderabad and arrested a deputy mayor and...

Sunday Times publish full front page ads promoting betting and gambling in blatant violation of MIB advisory

Sunday Times (Times of India group) today published full front-page advertisements promoting an illegal and rogue gambling brand Lotus365 despite two strongly worded advisories...

Online gaming companies and industry bodies submit suggestions to Meity on draft rules

Various stakeholders of the online gaming industry have submitted their suggestions to the Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology (MeitY) regarding the draft online...

Legalise sports betting, have Pan-India regulations: UKIBC in submissions to Meity

With the Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology (MeitY) extending the deadline for giving feedback on draft online gaming rules, the UK India Business...

5 major reasons why betting is illegal in India

Betting and gambling-related activities have been the center of debate in the gaming community for a long time. While some people oppose it, some...

Law Commission asks Meity to put IT Draft Online Gaming Rules on hold

The top officials from the Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology (MeitY) have been asked by the Law Commission to put on hold the...

Exclusive: Rajasthan HC grants major relief to MyTeam11, calls GST show cause notice ‘an abuse of process of law’

In a major relief to the online gaming industry, the Jaipur bench of the Rajasthan High Court stopped the Director General of GST Intelligence...

Exclusive: Offering games of chance without reward does not amount to gambling, Bombay HC asks RBI to consider Games 24×7’s FDI compounding application

A division bench of the Bombay High Court comprising of Justices Gautam S. Patel and SG Dige by an order dated 18th January, 2023...

Bankrupt but business as usual: the clandestine operations of rogue operator 1xBet continue

1xBet, the controversial and rogue offshore betting website, was declared bankrupt by the Dutch Supreme Court earlier this week. Incorporated in Curacao, a Dutch...

Tamil Nadu: Former High Court judge questions Governor’s decision to withhold assent

K. Chandru, a retired judge from the Madras High Court (HC) and chairman of the committee that recommended outlawing online rummy to the Tamil...

Two men die during cockfights in Andhra Pradesh, activity continues unabated despite ban

On Sunday, January 15, two persons died in separate cockfight incidents on account of Sankranti in Andhra Pradesh. The incidents took place in the...

Meity extends deadline for giving feedback on draft online gaming rules to January 25

The Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology (MeitY) has extended the deadline for giving feedback on the draft online gaming rules to 25th January,...

Meity coming up with integrated view on skill-based games for all ministries and states

Rajeev Chandrasekhar, the Minister of State for the Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology (MeitY), stated in a meeting today with top executives and...

Gaming studios form consortium in bid to provide recommendations to Meity on draft rules for online gaming

The Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology (MeitY) is receiving bids from about 40 gaming start-ups, including game producers, with the goal of separating...

Meity to hold consultation with gaming industry companies and bodies on January 17 in New Delhi

On January 2, 2023, less than a week after being named the nodal ministry for online gaming, the Ministry for Electronics and Information Technology...

Meity concludes consultation on draft online gaming rules with parents, students and educationists

The consultations by the Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology (MeitY) on draft rules for online gaming began on January 11 with key stakeholders,...

All India Gaming Federation supports draft rules released by Government for online gaming sector

The Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology (MeitY) recently published draft rules pertaining to online gaming for public consultation. One of its key proposals,...

PMK President Anbumani Ramadoss urges Governor to give assent for Gaming Ban Bill after another suicide case

PMK president Anbumani Ramadoss spoke up on the recent incident of suicide of a youth who lost up to Rs 15 lakh due to...

MeitY planning to meet PTA and schools to discuss draft gaming rules

The Ministry of Electronics and Information and Technology (MeitY) will likely meet the parent-teacher associations (PTA) and school this week to discuss the draft...

DMK and its allies walk out during Governor’s address in legislative assembly, no assent to Gaming Ban Bill one of the reasons

In response to the Governor's recent comments that "Tamizhagam" rather than "Tamil Nadu" would be a more appropriate name for the state, the ruling...