No decision yet on online rummy ban

The government of Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (DMK) in Tamil Nadu has made no decision to ban online rummy, sources familiar with the developments have said. CNBC-TV18. However, the majority of the Tamil Nadu cabinet is in favor of issuing an emergency ordinance against online rummy.

Earlier today, a committee headed by former Madras High Court Judge, Justice K Chandru, submitted its report to Tamil Nadu Chief Minister MK Stalin on internet gambling ban, including online rummy.

The state panel recommended further research into suicides and financial loss caused by online rummy. He also advocated regulating advertisements for online rummy in Tamil Nadu.

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This comes after the Tamil Nadu government announced in the first week of June that an ordinance would soon be enacted to tackle online rummy and set up a committee headed by a retired judge to look into the matter and make recommendations. recommendations to the state within 2 weeks.

In 2021, the government of Tamil Nadu had enacted a law banning online rummy. Subsequently, the Madras High Court overturned this law. The court, among other aspects, had said that the law lacked scientific data.

On November 13, 2021, the state government filed an appeal to the Supreme Court challenging the High Court’s verdict. The plea has not yet been heard. Similar laws passed by states including Karnataka have been struck down by the respective state high courts.

During the GST Council meeting, the group of ministers, led by the Chief Minister of Meghalaya, Conrad Sangma, recommended that online gambling should be taxed at the full value of the consideration, including the registration fee for the game. competitions paid by the player during his participation in the game.

Currently, casino, horse racing and online gaming services attract 18% GST. The GoM would decide on the method of evaluating the services.

First post: STI


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