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Online Gaming Policy Proposal to Catalyze Innovation and Protect Player Rights: Rajeev Chandrasekhar

The proposed framework for online gambling in India will catalyze innovation while protecting players’ rights, privacy and security, Union Minister Rajeev Chandrasekhar said on Thursday.

The Minister of State for Electronics and Computers met with a group of online gamers to seek their views on the proposed framework for online gambling in India.

Chandrasekhar called online gamers important stakeholders and said their views will be considered when the government comes up with a final framework for online gaming.

” Gamers are important players in #OnlineGaming. I caught up with them to hear their perspective as @GoI_MeitY develops a policy framework for #onlinegaming in #India – which catalyzes innovation in the sector while protecting players’ rights, privacy and security’ ‘, the minister said in a tweet.

Speaking to PTI, one of the gamers who took part in the meeting said that gamers suggested that the government should regulate some of the content in games and ensure that the content does not harm women.

Players also raised the issue of some states banning online games like chess which has hampered the practice of players who want to compete in national and international tournaments, the player said.

Gamers also urged the minister to protect their rights and provide them with a place in the self-regulatory body when he comes up with a framework for online gambling.

The government has set up an inter-ministerial group to work on regulating the online gambling industry and identify a nodal ministry to deal with the sector.

The seven-member panel includes CEO of the government think tank Niti Aayog as well as the secretaries of home affairs, revenue, industries and internal trade, electronics and computing, information and broadcasting and sports.

The panel examines various aspects to promote online gambling and frame the segment’s regulatory mechanisms, player protection and ease of doing business, among others.

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