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A new government report calls for a regulator to monitor and classify online gambling sites in India. The report, written by a panel of senior officials under Prime Minister Narendra Modi, called for intervention and stricter classification of India’s online gambling sector.

Previously, Indian skill-based gaming startups and industry associations were looking for a mechanism to regulate gaming platforms and rank online games based on skill or chance, helping the industry to differentiate between games. money games.

The meeting with the Minister of State for Electronics and Information Technology, Rajeev Chandrasekhar, took place on June 7 and the two-hour session brought together the founders of several major mobile gaming platforms in India, including Nazara technologies, Mobile Premier League (MPL) and Dream Sports. .

The new report follows that meeting and calls for further regulation and classification. It also proposes that the industry be regulated by rules covered by India’s existing IT law as an “interim measure”.

The proposed law will outline requirements for classifying games as skill or chance and determine new game formats. This framework will apply to esports, online fantasy sports, card games and other casual games. These rules will have to be followed by Indian companies and companies that target Indian consumers.

A “code of ethics” for video game publishers is also proposed, which will require a robust grievance mechanism and compliance with India’s KYC standards. Under the new laws, any gaming platform that offers real money gaming to Indian consumers will have to be a legal entity under Indian law.

The law will also provide the government with blocking power for unregistered platforms. It also requires a three-tiered dispute resolution system and an oversight committee set up within a relevant ministry within the government.

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