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Online Gaming Laws

Mahadev App scam widens: ED presents supplementary charge sheet, names additional accused in 6000 crore fraud

The Enforcement Directorate (ED) presented a supplementary charge sheet in a special court in Raipur Chhattisgarh, on Monday regarding the Mahadev App online betting...

Online Gaming Regulatory approval faces deadlock as MeitY explores Direct Control

The process of appointing self-regulatory bodies (SRBs) for the online gaming industry in India has reached to a stall, prompting the Ministry of Electronics...

Online rummy wreaks havoc: Youth steals, another takes own life over losses

A youth resorted to robbery due to substantial losses incurred while playing online rummy. Amal Augustin from Kottayam in Kerela lost Rs 3 lakh/-...

New patents to bring augmented reality to sports betting, fuel addiction

Augmented Reality (AR) commonly uses goggles or mobile devices to superimpose computer-generated images onto the user's actual surroundings. Pokémon GO is one of the earliest...

No action against illegal betting platforms three months post addition of new provisions to IGST Act

Even after the new provisions were added under section 14A of IGST Act three months ago in order to block illegal offshore gambling websites...

Enforcement Directorate Challenges Closure in Lottery Scam Case

In Chennai, the Enforcement Directorate (ED) has taken a significant step by approaching the Madras High Court, contesting the closure order related to a...

5 lawyers who will shape the future of the RMG industry in 2024

The year 2023 was a tumultuous one for the online real money gaming industry, with the sector hit with a 28% GST on initial...

2023 RMG litigation round-up: Flurry of GST notices and laws banning online money games keep gaming lawyers busy

2023 is a hectic year for litigating lawyers specialising in real money gaming matters. Issues around the legality of the skill games offered by...

2023 RMG policy review: Busy year for policy makers in govt & regulatory teams at money gaming entities

2022 set the ball rolling for regulatory shifts in the real money gaming sector. While the government formed a few committees to overhaul the...

Karnataka High Court Grants Stay on GST Actions Against Pacific Gaming

The Karnataka High Court bench led by Justice B.M. Shyam Prasad, has issued a stay on any adverse actions by the GST authorities against...

Delhi HC Grants Winzo Games Relief in a Trademark Suit

In a significant legal development, the Delhi High Court has issued a restraining order against the US-based company Bajaar LLC, responsible for the "Winzos!"...

China issues draft rules to regulate online video game sector; gaming firm stocks plummet

China unveiled the new Draft Rules for online video games today, banning or amending several aspects concerning monetization and content, as part of their...

Actor Sahil Khan moves to Bombay HC for quashing of Mahadev Book FIR

Actor Sahil Khan has taken his fight to the Bombay High Court, aiming to quash the FIR lodged against him in connection with the...

Unauthorised betting & gambling included as petty organised crime under new criminal code, punishable with up to 7 years imprisonment

The Rajya Sabha yesterday passed the Bharatiya Nyaya (Second) Sanhita, 2023, a Bill that seeks to replace the centuries old criminal legislation Indian Penal...

Delhi High Court directs central government to act on illegal betting portals

In an order dated 19 December 2023, the Delhi High Court division bench headed by Chief Justice directed the nodal officer appointed by central...

28% GST on Online Gaming Prospective In Effect: Nirmala Sitharaman

Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman has said that the 28% tax on online gaming is prospective in effect, clarifying that the tax would be impacting...

Illegal betting platforms remain notable concern within gaming industry

Despite explicit government advisories, the active promotion of services by illegal betting platforms remains a notable concern within the gaming industry. A recent example...

Pahle India Foundation lauds govt for forming GoM; suggests review of lottery regulations

Delhi-based Pahle India Foundation (PIF) commends the Indian government for forming a Group of Ministers (GoM) to formulate the regulatory framework of the online...

Viacom18 gets interim injunction against illegal betting platform Fairplay in Madras HC

Viacom18 has filed an IP infringement lawsuit against illegal online betting and gambling platform Fairplay for unlawfully streaming IPL 2023 matches, leading to losses...

Online gaming policy formed with adequate checks and balances to reduce risks of harm: Rajeev Chandrasekhar

The winter session of the Parliament is underway. Lok Sabha MP Margani Bharat and MP Chinta Anuradha put forward a list of questions to...