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Tamil Nadu bans online gaming involving betting amid suicides by gamers

The ordinance was promulgated by Governor BanwarilalPurohit based on a proposal from the state government

Tamil Nadu | online gaming | betting

Press Trust of India  |  Chennai 

online gaming, lockdown

An ordinance to "ban online gaming"

involving betting, was promulgated by the government on Friday in the backdrop of suicides by gamers who allegedly lost money.

The ordinance was promulgated by Governor Banwarilal Purohit based on a proposal from the state government.

It provides for provisions including "banning the persons who are wagering or in cyber space using computers or any communication device or resource," a Raj Bhavan release here said.

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First Published: Fri, November 20 2020. 21:20 IST