Chennai, Mar 9 (BPNS)
Tamil Nadu Governor,R.N. Ravi returned the Bill to ban online gambling including online Rummy gaming.
The Bill against online gambling was unanimously passed by the Tamil Nadu assembly on October 18, 2022 based on a recommendation by a committee headed by Justice (Rtd) Chandru.
It is to be noted that the Nill has been lying in the table of the Governor since it was unanimously passed by the state assembly in October 2022.
The Governor had in November 2022 written to the State Legal Affairs Department seeking clarification on some sections of the bill to ban online rummy and to regulate online gaming.
It may be noted that the state government had decided to bring a law to ban online gaming following the death of 22 people, who had committed suicide after they have lost heavily playing these games. After the bill was unanimously passed and the bill lying on the table of the Governor, several people again committed suicide.