AP bans online gaming, betting; asks Centre to block access to 132 apps, websites in state

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Andhra Pradesh has banned online gambling, betting and online gambling, and urged the Center to ask all internet service providers to block access to 132 sites Web and apps, including Paytm First Game, Mobile Premier League and Adda52, which provide such services in the state

On October 27, Chief Minister YS Jagan Mohan Reddy, in an October 27 letter to Minister of Information and Telecommunications Ravi Shankar Prasad, expressed concern that online games and Online betting is quickly caught up as a serious social evil leading young people to get involved in vices like gambling and betting in comfort. from their homes using their cell phones and computers

The Chief Minister submitted a list of 132 sites Web and applications which, according to the state, are involved in providing services such as online gambling, betting and gambling. The list, however, does not include Dream11, the main sponsor of the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2020, which also offers online games and gives its users the chance to earn cashbacks. Reddy in the letter informed Prasad that the state had amended the 1974 AP Gaming Act “to include online gambling, online gambling, and online betting as an offense under Ordinance 2020 of the ‘Andhra Pradesh (amendment) ”and notified it on September 25, 2020.“ The main objectives of the amendment to the law are to ban online gambling, online betting and online gambling . It is an identifiable offense punishable under the Act. In addition, the managing directors of all online gaming companies and those involved in the management of the company are subject to penalties under the law, ”Reddy said. The chief minister said online betting and gambling has led to widespread desperation among public suicides due to loss of money, severe addiction and resulting violent behavior when restricted . He said that under the new law those who assist in the operation of online games are subject to penalties and the role of internet service providers can be qualified as helping these companies in case they fail to take action. no measures to block access to sites Web and applications affected. “I would ask you to ask all internet service providers to block access to all sites Web and online gambling, gambling and betting applications in Andhra Pradesh, ”Reddy said in the letter.

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  • AP prohibits online gambling and betting; asks the Center to block access to 132 applications, sites Web in state
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