EXCLUSIVE: Kerala High Court quashes online rummy ban notification [Read Order]

Justice TR Ravi of the Kerala High Court pronounced the judgment today, almost two months after all arguments in the matter were concluded and the writ petitions filed by four online rummy companies were reserved for judgment.

India participates in INTERPOL multi-national raids to curb illegal gambling

The operation was coordinated by INTERPOL’s Financial Crimes and Anti-Corruption units, with support from the Asia-Pacific Expert Group on Organized Crime (APEG) and the INTERPOL Match-Fixing Taskforce (IMFTF). In India, the Central Bureau of Investigation acts as a coordinating agency for INTERPOL.

Sreeram Reddy Vanga on Nazara’s acquisition of OpenPlay, online gaming bans and regulation, recasting Classic Rummy into a super app

In the recent episode of G2G news’ flagship video series “Game on with Jay Sayta”, the host touched upon his entrepreneurial journey, his overseas experience vis-a-vis real money gaming segment, his views on regulations and his plans ahead.

Industry body recommends GST should only be applied on platform fee of skill-based games, an industry body representing tech start-ups recently recommended to the GoM (panel of State ministers) constituted by the GST council that GST should only be levied on the platform fee charged by online skill-based games and not on the total prize pool money.

Skill-based gaming platform Awon GameZ raises $2 million in seed funding

Recently Skill-based gaming platform, Awon GameZ, on Monday announced that it has raised $2 million as part of its seed funding round from family offices.

RummyCulture’s parent firm Gameskraft acquires Rs 130 crore commercial property in Bengaluru

Bengaluru-based online gaming start-up, Gameskraft Technologies recently acquired an office space in the city for Rs 129.99 crore, according to the documents accessed by Propstack.

Taj Rummy forays into fantasy sports with cricket, aims to add 2 more games by December

Taj Rummy, a skill based online gaming platform from the house of Gridlogic Group, today announced its foray into fantasy sports to cater to the fast growing demand for fantasy gaming in India.

Nazara Technologies acquires Classic Rummy for Rs 186 crore

Last month, the company announced its un-audited standalone and consolidated results for the quarter ended 30th June 2021, posting a net profit of Rs 13.6 crore. Nazara has diverse business segments with revenue generation happening across gamified learning, Esports, freemium, and telco subscriptions.

PMK’s Anbumani Ramadoss asks Tamil Nadu govt to bring law to ban online gaming for stakes

The senior leader's comments came after Madras High Court, on 3 August 2021, lifted the ban on online games for stakes in the state. He added that the advertisements about online gaming are luring people into it. 

Head Digital Works’ Deepak Gullapalli on real money games, rummy and myths around self-regulation

There is a lot of debate on whether rummy and the likes of it played on digital platforms are games of skills or games of chance. Sadly in spite of rigorous education programs and awareness campaigns, a huge number of the Indian population and some state governments consider rummy a game of chance.

Madurai Bench expects Tamil Nadu govt to bring in law banning online rummy, poker within 6 months

The petitioner argued that several youngsters were addicted to playing online rummy especially due to the lockdowns. He also added that health was affected by constant online gaming, leading to suicide in some cases. Thus using the grounds for a ban on such online games.

Game developers want government body formed to license games of skill and chance

The chorus to ban online games involving cash has compelled the game developers to speed up their efforts in putting together a request to state governments to draft a law for such online games.

What the Madras HC verdict on online rummy, poker, fantasy sports reveals

In November 2020, the state issued an ordinance to ban online gaming, wagering or betting in the cyber world. This ordinance was later enacted as an amendment of the Tamil Nadu Gaming Act 1930 and was called the Tamil Nadu Gaming and Police Laws (Amendment) Act 2021.

Madras High Court verdict: AIADMK slams Tamil Nadu govt for failing to defend law against online rummy, poker

In fact, the AIADMK plans to hold state-wide protests against the DMK government for its failure in presenting the facts comprehensively in the matter.

Is it legal to play online rummy, online poker, fantasy sports in Tamil Nadu?

The amendment to the Tamil Nadu Gaming Act invited imprisonment up to two years or a fine not exceeding Rs 10,000 or both if found participating in online rummy, online poker, and fantasy sports for stakes.

Tamil Nadu to enact new law to ban online rummy, poker after setback of Madras High Court judgment

In what can be considered a significant development in the aftermath of the Madras High Court verdict on Tuesday, Tamil Nadu Law Minister S....

Madras High Cout rules Tamil Nadu law banning online poker, rummy with stakes illegal

The Madras High Court on Tuesday struck down in its entirety the amendment to the Tamil Nadu Gaming Act which banned online games including...

EXCLUSIVE: Kerala HC reserves judgment on challenge to notification banning online rummy

The counsels appearing on behalf of the petitioner rummy companies argued that the state government could not ban rummy, which was a game of skill through a mere notification under Section 14A of the Kerala Gaming Act, 1960, and that the ban on online rummy while allowing physical rummy was arbitrary in nature.

GOQii’s Vishal Gondal on real money gaming, gambling and FAU-G

It is no secret that GOQii founder Vishal Gondal has never shied away from expressing his strong views on real money gaming. Despite a...

Games24x7 ropes in ex Twitter global engineering head as advisor

India's leading online gaming company Games24x7 has onboarded Alex Roetter, former Head of Engineering of Twitter, as an advisor. In his tenure at Twitter, Roetter...