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Tamil Nadu government to soon bring law to ban online rummy

Tuesday, August 10, 2021 • Tamil Comments
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The Tamil Nadu government will soon enact a law to ban online rummy and other similar online games like poker, as per a statement by Tamil Nadu Law Minister S. Raghupathy.

The announcement came a day after the Madras High Court struck down the Tamil Nadu Gaming and Police Laws (Amendment) Act of 2021. The law minister mentioned that Tamil Nadu Chief Minister MK Stalin had sought a ban on online rummy back when the state was run by the AIADMK government. He had stated, "Following the demand of DMK president and Chief Minister M K Stalin, the then ruling AIADMK government urgently enacted an amendment to the Act on November 21, 2020 to ban the online rummy game."

"Although the government puts forth its views on the ban of online games, the High Court had said that the government did not specify enough reasons when the law was made and without formalising the rules, online gaming can’t be banned. A new law banning games like online rummy would be passed soon," the law minister added.

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