The Governor of Tamil Nadu, Mr. Banwarilal Purohit, promulgated the ordinance last week where penal provisions have been prescribed for the offenders.
Upto 2 years of imprisonment has been prescribed for gambling operators and upto 6 months os jail term has been prescribed for gamblers indulging in the activity.
A division bench of justices N Kirubakaran and B Pugalendhi of Madras High Court were hearing the petition filed by an advocate S Muthukumar seeking ban on online gambling games such as Rummy and Poker.
It was submitted by additional advocate general M Sricharan Rangarajan that the state has banned online gambling. On this submission, the hon’ble bench lauded the govt. for its decision to ban online gambling.