Andhra Pradesh CM hints at skill games ban

Andhra Pradesh may follow in the footsteps of neighboring Telangana by placing restrictions, or even a ban, on skill-based card games such as poker and rummy, local media reports.

On Tuesday, Chief Minister N. Chandrababu Naidu dropped clear hints that there may be regulations on the horizon for card-based skill games.

Naida, who was speaking in an interview on his 40 years in politics, said that card games could be seen as addictive and that some people could be vulnerable to this kind of addiction.

While it remains to be seen whether Naidu’s specific statements on card games would translate into a legislative or policy decision of the state government, the November 2017 ban by neighbouring Telangana state on skill games means that it's a possibility that should not be ignored.

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