Thursday, August 18, 2022

Telangana to ban online rummy

Online rummy will soon be officially banned in Telangana after the state cabinet approved the ordinance to ban online gaming on Saturday, local media reports.

"Soon after the formation of Telangana, the CM had ordered police to crack down on clubs and other places which encourage gambling. But the government received complaints that people are now indulging in online gambling,” said Telangana Deputy Chief Minister Kadiam Srihari in a press statement after the cabinet meeting.

“We want to eliminate gambling in all forms. So the Gaming Act would be amended, banning online gambling. The cyber police will track online gambling and act against violators,”  he added.

Srihari said the new ordinance covers online skill-based card games including online rummy.

The ordinance has now been sent to Governor ESL Narasimhan for his approval.

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