CHENNAI: The committee formed by the state government to examine the effects of online gaming should have representation from the online gaming industry, according to the E-Gaming Federation (EGF), an organization representing the gaming industry. skill-based games.
Sameer Barde, CEO of the E-Gaming Federation, said The new Indian Express that the EGF supported the decision of the state government to regulate the online gambling industry, but the government should form a joint committee to explore the possibility of establishing a licensing regime to regulate the gambling sector in as a whole and the sector of games of skill in particular.
The panel headed by retired judge K Chandru will give recommendations for the issuance of an ordinance to regulate online gambling. The other members of the panel are B Karthikeyan, Cabinet Secretary (Legal Affairs); Dr S Sankararaman, Professor at IIT-Madras; Dr. Lakshmi Vijayakumar, psychiatrist and founder of the SNEHA organization; and Addl DGP (State Crime Records Bureau) Vinit Dev Wankhede.
He is expected to submit his recommendations within two weeks, which Barde says is too short. Barde said there are currently no regulations in the state on classifying online games as “games of skill” and “games of chance.” The committee’s recommendations should make the distinction, he said.
The EGF is in discussions with the Center on the development of online gambling regulations. Barde said the committee should come up with a regulatory structure that addresses all of the major concerns of industry and government. “It would eliminate clandestine operators or entities from the state,” he said.