Cutoff: The High Court of Orissa has issued an opinion in a case filed against the Odisha Prevention of Gambling Act of 1955 and seeking permission to gamble through online games. The case was filed by an online gaming company demonstrating that the provisions of this law should be declared unconstitutional.
Apparently, a bench comprising Chief Justice Dr S. Muralidhar and Judge Aditya Kumar Mohapatra heard the case and sent a notice to the state government to file a response in this case.
The next hearing in this case is scheduled for February 2022. The State Department of the Interior, the DG of Police and other officials have also been included in the case, reports added.
It should be noted that gambling is prohibited in Odisha. Under the Odisha Gambling Prevention Act 1955, the state government declared gambling illegal and made it a punishable offense. However, in some parts of the country people are playing through various online platforms.
According to the Odisha Gambling Prevention Act, anyone who participates in gambling in a common gambling house is subject to imprisonment of up to six months or a fine of up to one thousand rupees. or with both and any person found in a common game – house during any game or playing it is presumed until proven otherwise to have been there for the purpose of playing and to have taken part in it.
Based on this, the online gaming company filed a complaint against the restrictions on gambling under the Odisha Gambling Prevention Law. He appealed that, like other states, he be allowed in Odisha as well.
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