Tamil Nadu: No decision yet on online rummy ban

Tamil Nadu: No decision yet on online rummy ban
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By CNBC-TV18 Jun 27, 2022 11:18 PM IST (Updated)

The Tamil Nadu government on Monday has not taken any decision to ban online rummy, sources privy to the developments told CNBC-TV18. However, the majority of the Tamil Nadu cabinet is in favor of promulgating an emergency ordinance against online rummy.

The Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (DMK) government in Tamil Nadu has not taken any decision to ban online rummy, sources privy to the developments told CNBC-TV18. However, the majority of the Tamil Nadu cabinet is in favour of promulgating an emergency ordinance against online rummy.

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Earlier today, a committee led by former Madras High Court judge Justice K Chandru submitted its report to Tamil Nadu chief minister M K Stalin on the ban on internet games, including online rummy.
The state panel recommended further research on suicides and financial losses brought about by online rummy. It also advocated regulating advertisements for online rummy in Tamil Nadu.
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This comes after the Tamil Nadu government in June first week announced that an ordinance would soon be promulgated to take on online rummy and constituted a committee led by a retired judge to look into the matter and make recommendations to the state within 2 weeks.
In 2021, the Tamil Nadu government had enacted legislation banning online rummy. Subsequently, the Madras High Court had set aside that law. The court, among other aspects, had said that the law lacked scientific data.
On November 13, 2021, the state government filed an appeal in the Supreme Court challenging the High Court verdict. The plea is yet to come up for hearing. Similar laws passed by states including Karnataka had been struck down by the High Courts of the respective states.
Coming to the GST Council meeting, the Group of Ministers, headed by Meghalaya Chief Minister Conrad Sangma, has recommended that online gaming should be taxed at the full value of the consideration, including the contest entry fee paid by the player on participating in the game.
Currently, services of casinos, horse racing, and online gaming attract 18 percent GST. The GoM would decide on the method of valuing the services.
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