Online gambling is gambling, enact a law: Panneerselvam to Stalin

Former Tamil Nadu Chief Minister and AIADMK Coordinator O.Panneerselvam said on Wednesday that online gambling was nothing but gambling, pointing out the warning note in the advertisements of online game companies.

He urged Chief Minister MKStalin to enact a law banning online gambling or to appeal against the High Court order that struck down such a law introduced by the previous AIADMK government.

Citing the enticing advertisements of online gambling companies announcing that players can win up to Rs 2,000 crore along with the warning note that there are financial implications for players and gambling can turn into a compulsive habit/addiction, the former minister said that proves it’s just gambling.

Panneerselvam said several people have committed suicide in the state after losing money in online gambling and the AIADMK government enacted a law banning such gambling in 2021.

However, the Madras High Court, in a case brought by an online gambling company, struck down the law the same year, saying it went against basic rights guaranteed by the Indian Constitution, he said. he declares.

The High Court, however, said there was nothing to prevent the state from enacting anti-gambling legislation within the law, Panneerselvam added.



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