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.
Karnataka Endorsing ‘Banning Culture’ rather than regulating things.
“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.”