Hyderabad, July 8, 2017: The Telangana government has issued an order to examine the occurrence of social evils due to online Rummy card games. The Telangana Gaming Ordinance, 2017 was issued after certain changes in the provisions of the Telangana Gaming Act,1974 had been made.
In Telangana, many people, especially young are destroying their own family life because of their addiction to online rummy games as told by the state government and they have issued this order to arrest social evils caused by it.
The ordinance which was issued on 8th July says, "It has been considered necessary to arrest the social evils caused by online Rummy by issue (of) certain modifications in the provisions of the Telangana Gaming Act,1974 to realize the said objective."
The government has issued another order about one month back to make amends in the Gaming Act. As per the Telangana State Gaming Ordinance, 2017, "Rummy cannot be regarded as a skill game as it is partly based on skill and partly on luck or chance."
The recent order of June 17, includes the online term along with others such as "mutka" or "satta" in the gaming definition. This ordinance regards online gaming as an offense. It said, "any person who opens, keeps, operates, uses or permits to be used any common gaming house or online gaming, or conducts or assists in conducting the business of any common gaming house or advances or furnishes money for gaming wherein, shall be punishable…."
– prepared by Harsimran Kaur of NewsGram. Twitter: Hkaur1025