Industry considers options as Tamil Nadu ordinance bans online gaming

Sector takes hope from High Courts previously overturning such prohibitions by state governments

Online gaming ready to hit the big league

Shine Jacob Chennai
Online gaming is not gambling but entertainment, said the $2 billion Indian industry on Tuesday after the Tamil Nadu cabinet approved an ordinance banning the practice.

According to a report by Koan Advisory, some 500 million people play online games in India. Telangana, Andhra Pradesh and Odisha have bans on online gaming, prompting the industry to fight legal battles. The Tamil Nadu government has said that the ordinance will be promulgated after getting clearance from governor R N Ravi.

“We will be able to come up with our views only after knowing what is being written in the ordinance.

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First Published: Sep 27 2022 | 4:01 PM IST

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