India’s leading online fantasy gaming app, Dream11 has been banned in Tamil Nadu. Previously Dream11 was banned in 7 State Odisha, Assam, Nagaland, Sikkim, Telangana, and Andhra Pradesh. However today at shart 3PM User cannot join or play any cash contest from Feb 6 2021.
If you are from Tamilnadu and play fantasy cricket then its a sad news for you. Also not only Dream11 this means you will also not be able to play on any other fantasy sports app such as MyTeam11, BalleBaazi, My11Circle, MyFab11, GoSuper11, and all top fantasy cricket apps.
I thought only gambling sites like rummy were banned and after Supreme Court judgement on Dream11 and fantasy sports everything were okay. The new Tamil Nadu Gaming and Police Laws (Amendment) Bill, 2021 which was introduced in the Tamil Nadu assembly on 4th Feb 2021 and seeks to replace the Tamil Nadu Gaming and Police Laws Ordinance, 2020.
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According to the Amendment Bill it Introduces a specific clarification that the prohibition on staking and wagering on games-outcomes (Sections 3A and Sections 5-10) would “apply to games of mere skill, if played for wager, bet, money or other stake”, which upon becoming effective, would bar pay to play formats of fantasy sports contests in the state of Tamil Nadu.
This means that Tamil Nadu will also treated as an excluded state from Fantasy Sports Platforms. So people from Tamil Nadu now can’t play any cash leagues or paid tournaments offered by Dream11 and other fantasy sports apps.
States Where Dream11 Is Not Banned
Arunachal Pradesh, Bihar, Goa, Gujarat, Jammu and Kashmir, Jharkhand, West Bengal, Karnataka, Kerala, Madhya Pradesh, Maharashtra, Manipur, Meghalaya, Mizoram, Punjab, Rajasthan, Tripura, Uttaranchal, Uttar Pradesh, Haryana, Himachal Pradesh, and Chhattisgarh