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India: Tamil Nadu to pass bill confirming online gambling ban

The bill is expected to be passed by the state assembly today.
The bill is expected to be passed by the state assembly today.

A new amendment bill would replace a previous ordinance from last year.

India.- An amendment bill has been introduced to the Tamil Nadu Assembly that seeks to replace an ordinance from November that banned online gambling in the state.

The bill, introduced by deputy chief minister O Panneerselvam confirms punishments of up to two years in prison or a fine that would not exceed the Rs10,000 (US$ 137.15) for offences.

If an offence is committed by a company, every person in charge and responsible for the conduct of the business as well as the firm itself shall be deemed liable to prosecution.

The bill is expected to be passed by the state assembly today (Friday February 5).