Karnataka govt planning to ban online games that involve betting
After the decision taken by the Tamil Nadu government to ban online games played using money, now the Karnataka government is also thinking on similar lines.
State Home Minister Basavaraj Bommai has said that a decision will be taken after reviewing similar decisions taken by other states.
“Students, kids, boys, girls and even elders are spending a lot of money to play games online, which has become a sort of sports gambling,” the minister said.
“Through online games, many families are losing their income and that’s why the state government is seriously thinking about banning online games,” he added.
The Home department in fact has received a lot of complaints from parents and others about the deteriorating effects of online games.
The government will now have to take a decision on whether the ban will be a complete prohibition or partial regulations.
Dinesh Gundu Rao, Karnataka Congress leader and in-charge of Tamil Nadu Congress welcoming this decision said, “I welcome the statement made by the home minister of Karnataka Basavaraja Bommai of banning online games in the state.” He also added that many people are losing their hard-earned money and the state government is stepping ahead to ban online games is a good move.
The Tamil Nadu government promulgated an ordinance to ban online gaming that involved betting.
The ordinance was promulgated by Governor Banwarilal Purohit and provides for provisions including ‘banning the persons who are wagering or betting in cyberspace using computers or any communication device or resource.’
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