TN assembly passed a bill
The Bill has been passed by the state government to prevent incidents of suicide-related to online gambling in the state. The bill states that "no person shall wager or bet in games like rummy or similar games played online using computers or any communication device or any other instrument of gaming. Also, no one shall facilitate or organise games involving gambling in the cyberspace".
Those found guilty will be penalised
The Bill moved by TN Deputy Chief Minister O Panneerselvam, also covers 'games of mere skill' if played in consideration of 'wager, money or other stakes'.
If any company is found at fault, every person in charge and responsible for the conduct of the business at the time of the offence, as well as the firm, shall be deemed guilty of the offence.
The states of Andhra Pradesh and Telangana have already banned online gambling and some of the card games that can be played online.
Madras HC issued notice to Kohli, Ganguly
Earlier last year, Indian cricket team's captain Virat Kohli and Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) president Sourav Ganguly were issued a notice by the Madurai bench of Madras High Court for their involvement in the promotion of online sports and fantasy league applications.
A bench consisting of Justices N Kirubakaran and B Pugalendhi issued the notices to even actors Prakash Raj, Tammanah Bhatia, Rana Dugubatti and Sudip Khan and other such online gaming companies.
As per reports, advocate Mohammed Rizvi filed the case after a youngster committed suicide in the state as he couldn't pay back the money he took for online gambling.