Karnataka HC lifts online gaming ban, big relief for fantasy sports

Karnataka government struck down the law banning betting and wagering in online games in October last year.

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Deepsekhar ChoudhuryShine Jacob Bengaluru & Chennai
The Karnataka High Court on Monday struck down a state government law that banned online gaming. 

The Karnataka government had notified the law banning betting and wagering in online games in October last year, after Governor Thawar Chand Gehlot gave his assent. 

“The verdict is welcome news for all the sports fans in India, the biggest market for fantasy sports globally, with over 13 crore (130 million) users playing across more than 200 platforms. This judgement follows other positive judgements given by Hon’ble High Court’s of states such as Punjab & Haryana, Rajasthan, Bombay that recognised Fantasy Sports

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First Published: Feb 14 2022 | 12:31 PM IST

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