The Karnataka Cabinet on Saturday, September 4, determined to impose a ban on online gambling or making a bet. However, lottery and horse racing have now no longer been prohibited. "We are amending the Karnataka Police Act (1963), with an aim to place an end to online gambling, on the idea of the High Court directions. The Cabinet has authorized the amendments, it will likely be placed before the meeting in the approaching Assembly consultation," State Law and Parliamentary Affairs Minister JC Madhuswamy told reporters after the Cabinet assembly in Bengaluru.
"The draft invoice defines online games as, games regarding all styles of wagering or making a bet, such as in the form of tokens valued in terms of the money paid earlier than or after the issue of it, or digital method and digital forex. It also consists of the digital transfer of currency in reference to any sport of chance," the Minister stated. However, he stated that this does not consist of lotteries or wagering on horse races done on any racecourse within or outside the state. The modification to this impact may be tabled in the approaching consultation of the legislature beginning September 13.
The state authorities in July had informed the High Court, hearing a petition looking for a ban on all forms of online betting and playing, that it had drafted a Bill withinside the identical regard. The HC was hearing public interest litigation filed by DR Sharada, a resident of Davanagere. The litigant had sought a course from the HC banning all styles of online gambling till the state authorities created regulatory mechanisms.