Tamil Nadu Governor Approves Bill to Ban Online Gambling

Published on April 13, 2023
Current Context: Tamil Nadu Governor R.N. Ravi has given assent to the bill to ban online gambling.It is worth noting that Governor Ravi sent the bill back to the Tamil Nadu government for reconsideration, but in March 2023, the Tamil Nadu Assembly unanimously passed the bill once again.
Tamil Nadu Governor Approves Bill to Ban Online Gambling
  • The legislation also aims to regulate online gambling, which includes fantasy sports as well as online games such as rummy and poker.
  • The law establishes a committee to assess each company individually and decide whether they should be regulated or prohibited.
  • Online gaming companies were quick to respond to the law, citing earlier court decisions that classified rummy and poker as games of skill rather than chance.
  • On June 9, 2022, the Tamil Nadu government established a committee headed by Justice Chandru to investigate the harmful effects of online gambling.
  • The four-member committee submitted a report to the chief minister on June 27, 2022, suggesting the implementation of an ordinance to prohibit online gaming activities such as rummy and poker.


Q.1 Which state has recently banned online gambling’?
a. Andhra Pradesh
b. Kerala
c. Tamil Nadu
d. Odisha

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