TN Govt seeks input from all stakeholders

Chennai, Aug 7 (UNI) Tamil Nadu government on Sunday invited

contributions from all stakeholders on the need to ban/regulate online gambling,

which has claimed around 20 lives in the recent past.

A statement issued by the Department of Home, Prohibition and Excise said:

the need to ban/regulate online gambling has been brought to attention

the attention of the Government.

Leaders of political parties, psychologists, social activists, etc.,

highlighted the harmful effects of addiction to online games and


About 20 deaths have been reported recently due to the

financial distress caused by online rummy etc. It also

draw the government’s attention to the fact that the unregulated reading of

online games lead to learning disabilities and many more

social disorders.

Many countries have online gambling laws ranging from regulations

to a total ban.

The state government has set up a committee under the

presidency of Justice (Rtd.) K.Chandru for his guidance on enactment

new legislation on online games. The Committee’s report is in

the active consideration of the state government.

It is now proposed to invite contributions from all stakeholders, namely,

General public, parents, teachers, students, young people, psychologists,

Social activists, online game service providers, etc. on the

online gambling bill.

Stakeholders can make their contributions before August 12.

Organizations wishing to make a personal representation to the

the authority concerned can send its request before 5:00 p.m. on August 9.

Stakeholder consultation will be held from August 11

and separate time slots will be given to organizations.

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