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TN plans 'foolproof' law to regulate online gaming - The New Indian Express

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CHENNAI: After gathering input from stakeholders and the public, the Tamil Nadu government will enact legally enforceable foolproof laws to regulate online gaming, official sources say. says.

This comes after the state government held a high-level meeting chaired by Prime Minister MK Stalin on Thursday. Senior officials including Law Minister S Reghupathy, Minister of Justice V Irai Anbu, Home Secretary K Phhanindra Reddy, Police Commissioner S Sylendra Babu, Chief of Chennai Police Shankar Jiwal, and Attorney General B Karthikeyan attended the meeting.

The government is said to have received input from the general public, parents, teachers, students, youth, psychologists, social activists, think tanks and online gaming service providers about the bill to regulate online gaming.

While it may be difficult to outright ban all online games, we know that governments may consider age and time limits to keep games from becoming addictive. We found that 70% of online games are for entertainment and 10-15% involve money. The move to restrict online gaming comes after 20 suicides were reported across Tamil Nadu in the past three years due to online gaming involving wagering.
Unlike regular games, online games are programmed and operated by developers.

You can ban online games, but the main challenge is that you can’t control the internet. As a result, the focus is on the mechanisms that control them. States are considering regulating either companies or players involved in the game. Social pressure can come to players.

PMK seeks to end gambling in state
CHENNAI: On Thursday, PMK expressed hope that the government of Tamil Nadu will put an end to online gambling. The party’s statement comes after an advisory meeting convened and chaired by Prime Minister MK Stalin to explore the possibility of banning online gambling. In a series of tweets, PMK founder S Ramadoss said state governments should issue ordinances with cabinet approval to put an end to online gambling.