Madras HC Circles Apart Tamil Nadu Ban on Online Rummy, Poker
Online gaming companies got a reason to cheer when the Madras High Court struck down the law prohibiting online genuine cash games like rummy and poker for the moment time. This comes when the talk about the dependability of online gaming proceeds to seethe in courts and a few states.
Agreeing to the court, the ban can still be enforced for recreations of chance, but it ought not to apply to rummy and poker, which it said are diversions of aptitude. The All India Gaming Alliance, Gameskraft, Games24x7, Junglee Rummy, and A23 were among the solicitors who contended that. In contrast, the diversion is legitimately passable when played physically, it gets to be illicit when played online.
Roland Landers, CEO of the All India Gaming Federation says, “By reiterating that online rummy and poker are games of skill, this decision is another validation of what the online skill gaming industry has always maintained in relation to such games being a legitimate business activity protected under the Constitution.”
Tamil Nadu government may file an appeal in the Supreme Court, which already has similar appeals pending by the state government and the Karnataka government
Sayta says, “Tamil Nadu government may file an appeal in the Supreme Court, which already has similar appeals pending by the state government and the Karnataka government. The earlier appeals have already been admitted and listed for hearing on December 7. It is expected that all appeals on whether online games played for stakes can be banned will be heard together by the Supreme Court.”