Tamil Nadu mulls online rummy ban

Voices are calling for a ban on online rummy in Tamil Nadu, following a ban on the online game in Telangana earlier this year.

Sources in the cyber police, quoted by TheHindu raised their concerns over an increase in advertising for online rummy.

“Hundreds of people silently lose their money playing online rummy games. This can lead to depression or suicide. Understanding the gravity of the issue, the Telangana government passed an ordinance,” said a cyber crime police officer from Hyderabad.

Should an ordinance is passed banning online rummy in Tamil Nadu, cyber crime officers will be able to enter premises where they suspect online rummy is being played and conduct searches.