Karnataka Assembly passes bill banning online gaming

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A visual from the Karnataka Assembly. (Photo/ANI)
A visual from the Karnataka Assembly. (Photo/ANI)

Bengaluru (Karnataka) [India], September 22 (ANI): Karnataka Assembly on Wednesday passed the Karnataka Police (Amendment) Bill, 2021 to ban online gaming and curtail online gambling.

The bill was introduced in the assembly by the state Home Minister, Araga Jnanendra and proposes to ban online gambling which may affect many online gaming platforms like Mobile Premier League, Dream 11, Games 24x7 and many others.

This comes after the state government received several complaints regarding cyber fraud.

Earlier this month, the Karnataka Cabinet had decided to impose a ban on online games that include transactions from electronic devices like mobile phones and computers. (ANI)

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