Tamil Nadu assembly readopts bill against online gambling

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Tamil Nadu assembly readopts bill against online gambling

The Tamil Nadu Legislative Assembly unanimously re-passed the online gambling ban bill on March 23.

An overview of the news

  • The Tamil Nadu Legislative Assembly has re-adopted the Prohibition of Online Gambling and Regulation of Online Games Bill, 2022.

  • Tamil Nadu Governor R.N. Ravi had earlier returned it saying it was against the decisions of the courts.

  • The bill was adopted in the assembly for the first time after the government commissioned a survey of the school education department in 2022 to find out the impact of online games on students.

What is Online Gambling?

  • Online gambling refers to participating in gambling activities over the Internet.

  • It can be played on a variety of devices including computers, laptops, tablets and smartphones and involves the use of virtual chips or digital currencies instead of cash.

  • The global online gambling market size in 2022 is estimated to be US$63.53 billion.

  • The Asia-Pacific region is the largest online gambling market, with China and Japan accounting for the largest share.

  • Online gambling is regulated with varying degrees of restrictions and laws in most countries including India.

Types of online games

  • Casino games, Sports betting, Poker,Lottery. 

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