Jagan Mohan Reddy govt bans online games Like Rummy, Poker

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Jagan Mohan Reddy govt bans online games like Rummy, Poker

The Andhra Pradesh government decided to ban online games like rummy and poker that were pushing the youth on the wrong path. The state cabinet that met under the chairmanship of Chief Minister YS Jagan Mohan Reddy took the decision to ban online gambling.

The Andhra Pradesh government decided to ban online games like rummy and poker “to protect the youth”. The state cabinet that met under the chairmanship of Chief Minister YS Jagan Mohan Reddy took the decision to ban online gambling.

Briefing reporters at the end of the cabinet meet, the Information Minister Perni Venkataramaiah (Nani) said online gambling has become a vice that was damaging the youth by ‘misleading’ them. “So we have decided to ban all such online gambling to protect the youth,” Nani said.

He further informed that “If the organizers (of online gambling games) are caught for the second time, they will be punished with 2 years of imprisonment and fine. Those who play online gambling games will be punished with six months imprisonment.”

According to the Cabinet decision, organizers of online gambling would be jailed for a year, besides being penalized, for a first-time offense. The jail term would go up to two years with a fine for the second offense. Also, those caught playing the online games would attract a jail term of six months, the minister added.

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