Andhra Pradesh Home Minister M Suchrita said that online gambling could induce criminal behaviour in society and increase the number of organised crimes like money laundering and fraud. “Many internet websites which claim to provide gambling services are not authentic and there are no regulatory measures to check the legitimacy of these sites,” she added.
Online gambling generally means the use of internet to place bets and earn money on internet. Card games are very popular with Indians; among them, Teen Patti and Rummy draw a large number of players. With the advancement of mobile technology in India, more than 500,000 million people are connected to each other daily. The internet has given Indians access to several online platforms and products that were impossible before, and one of the main industries to gain from this is online gambling.
But, what is online gambling and why are more and more Indians switching to online gambling games? Here’s everything we know. Card games are very popular with Indians; among them, Teen Patti and Rummy draw a large number of players. Several state governments including Andhra Pradesh, Telangana ,Tamil Nadu and Punjab governments have imposed bans on online gambling apps. Gambling laws in India are confusing. This is because of the unclear distinction between ‘games of skills’ and ‘games of chance’. Tech giant Google in its new policy has excluded ‘India’ in the list of countries where gambling apps are allowed.
Few other famous games played by Indians are Blackjack, Roulette, Barract, Indian Flush and Andar Bahar. There is a very thin line between online gaming and online gambling. Multiplayer gaming is a fun and leisure activity which is a way to spend time (virtually) with your loved ones. However, gambling is betting money against each other and involves a monetary transaction between players. Loading Comments…