After the Andhra Pradesh government sought IT minister’s help to block 132 websites supposedly engaged in online real money gaming, the Tamil Nadu government is considering a total ban on online gambling websites.
Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Edappadi K Palaniswami said the government will soon pass legislation to arrest those running and playing gambling games online.
“The Tamil Nadu government taking a note of the situation has decided to swiftly pass legislation for arresting people running the apps and those playing the gambling games that involve betting money,” he said on Twitter.
He also reiterated that the TN government will enforce the ban based on the demands of various people and organisations.
This comes in the backdrop of a petition filed by Mohammad Rizvi in Madras high court which alleged that addiction to online gambling games could cause ill effects on the health and slow down the brain growth of children.