Dream11 Founders find Some Relief in Karnataka after High Court Order

Not long ago did the state of Karnataka banned fantasy sports to operate in its territory, claiming them to be related to batting and wagering.  Basically, it was expressed that the Government wanted that no application should be allowed that promoted a ‘Game of Chance’ rather than a ‘Game of skill’.

Apps like Dream11, Rummy Circle, MPL found themselves in the danger area and had to stop operations in the state.

Many gaming based start-ups had to do the same such as Adda52, Mobile Premier League (MPL), Games24x7 (RummyCircle, My11Circle), Junglee Games (Junglee Rummy, Junglee Teen Patti, Howzat), and A23 (Ace2Three), which had earlier stopped offering its skill games products in Karnataka.
The Annapoorneshwari Nagar Police, had filed a FIR against Dream11 after a local complained about them violating the new Law passed recently by the Karnataka Assembly. It prompted founders Harsh Jain and Bhavit Sheth to request some relief with the Karnataka High Court in fear that the police could arrest them at any possible time.

Karnataka Endorsing ‘Banning Culture’ rather than regulating things.

The Supreme Court has already said that skill gaming and its operation are constitutional rights and the state of Karnataka going against the court is really disturbing to the direct beneficiaries of the concerned sector.
They should rather focus on regulating things than banning them in and out.
“India is a particularly emblematic case of similarly impending regulatory needs. The prohibition of betting is widely seen to have been ineffective. In such contexts, certain authority recommendations cannot be overlooked,” ENV Media analysts explained. “Emerging markets (India in particular but not only) will benefit from creating their own Central regulatory framework, a Gambling oversight body, and a Consumer Data protection regulation.”

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