Online Rummy Prohibition Bill passed again in Tamil Nadu Legislative Assembly

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Online Rummy Prohibition Bill passed again in Tamil Nadu Legislative Assembly
Online Rummy Prohibition Bill passed again in Tamil Nadu Legislative Assembly
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Online Rummy Prohibition Bill passed again in Tamil Nadu Legislative Assembly
Online Rummy Prohibition Bill passed again in Tamil Nadu Legislative Assembly

The Tamil Nadu Legislative Assembly re-passed the Online Gambling Prohibition Act, which bans online gambling. The Tamil Nadu Governor has sent back the law that was passed earlier, but the Tamil Nadu government has passed the law again.

With the continued suicides of people who have lost money playing online rummy in Tamil Nadu, there have been widespread calls for a ban on the game. Subsequently, the law banning this game was passed by the ADMK.

DMK After coming to power an Ordinance was passed in this regard. After that a law was passed in this regard. The Act has been sent back by the Governor after a long time seeking various clarifications. Subsequently, the state government decided to pass the same law again in the Tamil Nadu Legislative Assembly. Accordingly, this Act was again tabled in the Tamil Nadu Legislative Assembly.

Talking about this in the Tamil Nadu Legislative Assembly, Tamil Nadu Chief Minister M.K. Stalin noted that he was speaking with great pain. “It is with a very heavy heart that I stand in this House. I begin my speech with the anguish of continuing the tragic incidents of 41 people committing suicide so far, disheartened by online gambling and losing too much money.

Tamil Nadu Prohibition of Online Gambling and Online Regulation Draft Bill, 2022 was passed by the Legislative Assembly on 19.10.2022 and sent to the Governor for assent by the Law Department on 26 October last year. The Governor had asked for some clarification on November 23. A proper explanation was sent to him in the next 24 hours. However, after 131 days of passing the bill in the Legislative Assembly, the Governor sent it back to the Speaker on March 6 this year with some notes.

Following this, the Tamil Nadu e-Gambling Prohibition and Regulation of E-commerce Bill, 2022 has again been placed before the Legislative Assembly. Again it will be sent to the Governor for his approval.