The Andhra Pradesh government on Thursday decided to ban online games like rummy and poker. Andhra Pradesh Cabinet has approved amendments to AP Gaming Act 1974 to ban online gambling games like online Rummy and Poker. Organizers of such online games will be punished with one-year imprisonment if caught for the first time: State Information Minister Perni Venkataramaiah.

If the organizers (of online gambling games) are caught for the second time, they will be punished with 2 years of imprisonment & fine. Those who play online gambling games will be punished with six months imprisonment: Andhra Pradesh Information Minister Perni Venkataramaiah.


The state cabinet that met under the chairmanship of Chief Minister YS Jagan Mohan Reddy took the decision to ban online gambling, Information Minister Perni Venkataramaiah (Nani) said.The jail term would go upto two years with fine for the second offence. Also, those caught playing the online games would attract a jail term of six months, the minister added.

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