E-Gaming Federation to challenge Tamil Nadu ordinance banning online gaming

Regarding rummy and poker as games of chance violates Supreme Court and Madras High Court judgments which overturned the law banning online games

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Aryaman Gupta New Delhi
The E-gaming Federation (EGF) is set to challenge the recent ordinance issued by the Tamil Nadu government to ban online gaming by categorising rummy and poker as games of chance.

Rummy has been regarded predominantly as a game of skill by the Supreme Court and held to be protected under Article 19(1)(g) of the Indian Constitution. Bringing rummy under the ambit of games of chance directly violates the Supreme Court judgments and the Madras High Court judgment which overturned the law banning online games, EGF said in a statement.

“After examining the ordinance, we have decided to file a lawsuit

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First Published: Oct 19 2022 | 6:57 PM IST

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