Andhra Pradesh bans online gaming and betting. On Thursday (3 September) the Andhra Pradesh government decided to ban online games like rummy and poker ‘for youth protection.’ Information Minister Perni Venkataramaiah (Nani) said Chief Minister YS Jagan Mohan Reddy‘s state cabinet has decided to ban online gambling.
Perni Venkataramaiah said that nowadays online gambling has become one which is ‘misleading’ and harming the youth. Perni Venkataramaiah said, so we have decided to ban all such online gambling to protect the youth. “So we have decided to ban all such online gambling to protect the youth,” Information Minister said.
The promoters of online gaming will have to go to prison for one year, in addition to the crime for the first time, according to cabinet resolution. The second conviction would bear a fine and a gaol term of up to two years. The minister said anyone caught playing games online would face a six-month gaol term.
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