Gujarat government mulls online gambling ban

The Gujarat government is considering changes to its existing gambling laws that would essentially ban online gambling, local media reports.

Earlier, Gujarat imposed a ban on several online video games including PUBG, which was perceived to fuel aggression, especially in children.

Ahmedabad city police chief A K Singh has asked the home department to bring changes to gambling laws as the current ones only deal with physical gambling and betting.

“Recently, the CID crime branch and home department officials had held a meeting to bring changes to gambling laws. It is tough, as gambling in some parts of the world is legal, while in India it is illegal,” said Singh.

“We are working on it and have proposed to bring changes so that people including [those[ in online gambling could be dealt in accordance with the law.”