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India state government implements law banning online betting games

The Government of Karnataka announced the Karnataka Police (Amendment) Act, 2021 on Tuesday, prohibiting all forms of online games involving betting, wagering and gambling of any kind in the state. The amendment follows the Karnataka High Court’s order to the state government to consider a petition that sought to ban all types of online gambling and betting. The new law seeks to strengthen the Karnataka Police Act by making gambling a cognisable and non-bailable offence, as well as curbing the threat of “gaming through the Internet, mobile apps.” Further, it will forbid all types of online betting and gambling […]

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