Madras HC wants online sports regulated, seeks curbs on virtual gambling

Wonders why the law is so quick to come down on physical gambling while permitting virtual

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The court said it is not against virtual games, but laments the absence a regulatory body to monitor and regulate legal gaming in the real world and virtual world.

T E Narasimhan Chennai
The Madras High Court has said a comprehensive framework is necessary to regulate online sports and curb illegal activities. The Court is also of the view that there should be a regulatory body to monitor and regulate and legal gaming, both in the real and virtual spaces. 

In the D Siluvai Venance vs Inspector of Police (Koodankulam Police Station) case, Madras High Court Justice B Pugalendhi today wondered why the police was so prompt in implementing the Tamil Nadu Gaming Act if a person was caught playing cards, while online rummy was permitted not only in the state, but also in other parts of the country.

The court noted that online services such as RummyPassion, Nazara, LeoVegas, Spartan Poker, Ace2Three, PokerDangal, Pocket52,

First Published: Jul 24 2020 | 6:25 PM IST

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