HC asks Gujarat govt to deal with online gambling as per law

14/10/2020   0 Comments

 The Gujarat High Court has directed the state government to look into the issue of online gambling, and take action in accordance with the law in larger public interest before it is too late.

The court said the existing Gujarat Prevention of Gambling Act-1887 remains completely silent on the issue, more particularly online rummy, even as the Internet gambling presents "many of the same concerns that the traditional gambling activities have raised throughout the years".
A division bench of Chief Justice Vikram Nath and Justice J B Pardiwala in its September 29 order, which was made available on Tuesday, pointed out that the amended definition of 'common gaming house', as per the Telangana Gaming Act, 1974, indicates that gaming includes online gaming for money or any other stakes.


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