Read the article “Game On, Rules Unclear!” authored by our Associate Partner Ambuj Sonal and Trainee Associate Subham Biswal published on Live Law.
It is the appropriate time for the government to enact requisite legislation to codify and provide strict regulatory framework to streamline the conduct of the platforms in the online gaming sector. While the meaning of ‘skill’ and ‘chance’ have been settled by Indian courts, the legal framework must additionally consider addressing the prerequisites and obligations of online gaming platforms, inter alia, relating to licensing, data protection of the users, geographic restrictions and exclusions, applicability of regulations under FEMA, customer grievance mechanism and stringent penalties for breach of such obligations.
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