The development comes after the Supreme Court of India issued notice on 10 September on a petition filed by the Tamil Nadu government challenging the Madras High Court’s judgment that had struck down the state’s ban on online gambling such as rummy and poker on cyberspace with stakes.
Earlier, The Government of Tamil Nadu had moved the Supreme Court against the Madras High Court’s order that struck down the Tamil Nadu Gaming and Police Laws (Amendment) Act of 2021 that banned the playing of games such as rummy and poker on cyberspace with stakes. However, the HC had said that there was nothing to prevent the State from enacting a new law to regulate these games.
The Supreme Court Bench led by Justice Aniruddha Bose had sought a response from gaming firms such as Junglee Games, Play Games24x7, and the Head Digital Works and industry body All India Gaming Federation on the Tamil Nadu government’s appeal seeking restoration of the ban.
On 10 June 2022 Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu announced that a committee will be formed to analyze the after-effects of Online Gambling games.
On 27 June 2022, A Committee formed led by Retired Chief Justice Chandru.
Committe investigated and received feedbacks from public
On 29 August 2022, Committe submitted proposed law
On 26 September 2022, Tamil Nadu Government passed ordinance