What’s Inside, and Beyond the New Online Gaming Rules

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Partner, Harish Kumar along with Managing Associate, Itee Singhal sheds light on the recently notified online gaming rules, the gaps, and the challenges which the rapidly growing gaming industry is likely to face, in an intriguing article titled – “𝐋𝐨𝐨𝐤𝐢𝐧𝐠 𝐈𝐧𝐭𝐨 𝐖𝐡𝐚𝐭’𝐬 𝐈𝐧𝐬𝐢𝐝𝐞 𝐀𝐧𝐝 𝐁𝐞𝐲𝐨𝐧𝐝 𝐓𝐡𝐞 𝐍𝐞𝐰 𝐎𝐧𝐥𝐢𝐧𝐞 𝐆𝐚𝐦𝐢𝐧𝐠 𝐑𝐮𝐥𝐞𝐬”. Hitherto, there has been a legislative inconsistency, with different states adopting different approaches when it comes to regulating online games. Often online games involving money are mixed with gambling and thereby regulated on the same footing despite of several judicial rulings, which explains the distinction between the two. It would have to be seen if the enactment of central legislation, would be able to resolve this inconsistency, and the way forward that the gaming industry would adopt in case of conflict between central and state legislation.

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