LUDO:A GAME OF SKILL OR A GAME OF CHANCE.

INTRODUCTION

The recent controversy arises after an increase in slur regarding the validity of LUDO SUPREME which is an online games mostly played among youngsters.  A recent petition that was filed in the Bombay high court seeking registration of FIR against the makers of game application and called it as a game of betting and merely a game of chance and not a game of skill.

In law only the things that are based on skill will be promoted and anything that include a chance or betting or gambling is prohibited.

RELATED PROVISION

The news about the validity of LUDO SUPREME came in light after one keshav Muley who is an office bearer of reginal political party seeks a decleration that ludo is a game of chance not a game of skill and therefore the provisions of Maharashtra prevention of Gambling Act, 1887 would apply. The petition claims that the children told him that they could easily win money in the game. An online search later threw up various results on the popular video streaming website with taglines on how to money in that game. There is further argument stated that the game comes under common gaming house which is prohibited in the aforesaid provision. Going deep about the validity of LUDO SUPREME we first have to understand that what does it mean by game of chance so  game of chance is a game where the result is leveraged by a random number creator in which the participant may choose to bet money for that result. While in a game of skill, A person bet on the result which comes out of the skills of person or person requires them to have a degree of mental expertise to succeed, for example, Betting on Horse racing.

Gambling

Gambling is defined as betting, gaming, or participating in an activity that is based on luck not on the skills to win a huge amount of money or any other prize by wagering some amount of money. To control gambling across the country legislation was passed in the year 1867, the Public Gaming Act of 1867, and is the most important legislation that regulates gambling in India. it comes under the State list of the 7th schedule of the Constitution. Gambling comes under state list so state has authority to regulate and chek the validity of that particular game. As per sec 12 of public gamind act 1867, but for online gaming there is no any rule and regulation in public gaming act 1867,  in that case information technology act is taken into consideration.

PENAL ACTION

Under the Public Gaming Act,1867 any person is found playing games for money, wager, stake or something else with cards, dice, counters, shall be liable to imprisonment for any term not exceeding one month and fine not exceeding one hundred rupees. As per the section 45 of the Indian Penal code 1860.  

Any person found in such gaming rooms during any gaming or playing there shall be presumed, until proven, to have been there for gaming purposes.     

CONCLUSION.

The time has surpassed and made online gaming more convenient and easily assesable to the general public but with that benefit there are various major concerns which general public do not consider while agreeing on something some of them are data privacy issue which is of far more concern that shook the court time and again.\

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