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“Online gaming platforms are treated illegally when Game of Chance is involved.”

Betting and gambling are illegal in most parts of the country, and online gaming platforms will be treated as illegal if games of chance are involved on those platforms, parliament was informed Wednesday.

Electronics and IT Minister Rajeev Chandrasekhar said in a written response at Lok Sabha that all forms of gambling and betting are under the jurisdiction of state governments and enacted laws to deal with the same within jurisdictions under List-II. said. of the 7th Schedule of the Constitution of India.

“Betting and gambling are illegal in most parts of the country. Online gaming platforms are intermediaries and must follow the due diligence set forth in the Information Technology (IT) Act 2000 and the regulations thereunder. Hmm.

“MeitY regulates all intermediaries according to the IT Act and the regulations therein. Online game platforms are treated as illegal if Game of Chance is involved in those platforms,” the minister said. said.

Responding to questions about the measures taken by the government to prevent crimes caused by online gambling and the gambling epidemic, Chandrasekhar said that the “police” and “public order” are actors of the state, It said states and federal territories are primarily responsible for prevention. Detection, investigation and prosecution of crimes by Law Enforcement Agencies (LEA).

“The Center and State Law Enforcement Agencies (LEAs) will take appropriate legal action where appropriate, as provided by law,” the minister said.

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