The federation approached two political parties in the country and asked them to include online gaming in their manifestos.
India.- The All India Gaming Federation (AIGF), the non-profit industry body that focuses on policy advocacy, approached members of the BJP & INC manifesto committees and urges them inclusion for central regulation of online gaming in their respective manifestos, INVC News informed.
AIGF CEO Roland Landers said that it is commendable that the two main political parties have looked at inclusiveness and suggestions from people across the country in their manifestos. “We wanted to highlight this critical issue of regulation in the online gaming industry, that has long been ignored but is the need of the hour and hence we sent our suggestions to the respective committees highlighting the benefits that will accrue to all stakeholders,” he said.
The association said that online gaming can generate substantial revenue to the exchequer, create jobs, ensure responsible gaming and curve illegal activities, among other things. Because gaming is a State subject in the country, each state has its own Gaming Act.
AIGF argues that gaming businesses have gone digital over the years, and therefore a Central regulatory framework for the online gaming industry is the ideal way to move forward.