Law to fully control online gambling in Karnataka soon: Minister

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Karnataka government will soon enact law to completely control online gambling, minister said (File)

Bengaluru:

The government of Karnataka will soon enact a law to completely control online gambling and related gambling, Interior Minister Basavaraj Bommai said.

“A meeting of senior officials was held in this regard. Because of online games, many young people have difficulty because they lose track or make mistakes. We have received complaints from many parents and families who have suffered because of that, “he told me.

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Speaking to reporters on Friday, he said there was a need to keep them under control.

“By studying the laws implemented by various states in this regard, our government has decided to pass a law against online gambling as soon as possible to control them completely,” he said.

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A decision to ban or regulate online gambling would be made after reviewing those laws, he said.

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Neighboring Tamil Nadu issued an order on Friday to “ban online games” involving betting, in the context of suicides by players who reportedly lost money.

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