Karnataka HC allows betting on online skill games, calls state ban unconstitutional
By line : Abhimanyu Sharma
Apart from Karnataka High Court, Kerala High Court and Madras High Court also struck down state laws to allow wagering on online skill games. Petitions against a similar law passed by Andhra Pradesh are currently pending in the State High Court, while the Tamil Nadu government’s appeal against the Madras High Court order is pending in the State High Court. Supreme Court.
Last year, online gambling companies submitted to the Madras High Court that rummy was allowed to be played physically in clubs and could not be selectively banned online, while the government of India state had argued that playing a skill-based game with money at stake. . In the absence of proper legislation, the fate of various games of skill in India has had a checkered history. For example, the legal status of poker continues to be in doubt, as the High Court of Gujarat had classified it as a game of chance while the High Court of Calcutta had ruled it to be a game of gambling. ‘address.