(This article is authored by Alar)
The new approval from the state governor came as a path for hope as Tamil Nadu was tripping under the demon in the skin of the online rummy trap. Reports of people who lost their money and committed suicide as a result of these online rummy games have already been made, which is saddening that even bank employees to police were fallen into the trap. A ban on online rummy in the State has been approved by Tamil Nadu Governor RN Ravi after two deaths were once more reported in just two days.
The next step for the Tamil Nadu government is likely to be to pass a Bill and turn it into a permanent Act during the Assembly session, which is scheduled to start on October 17. A committee to implement an ordinance had already been established by the Tamil Nadu government.
The committee led by retired judge Chanduru from the Madras High Court was formed to examine the effects of online rummy. Dr. Sankararaman, an IIT technologist, Dr. Lakshmi Vijayakumar, the founder of Sneha, and Additional DGP Vineeth Dev Wankhede presented their recommendations to M.K. Stalin, the chief minister of Tamil Nadu, on July 28.
The file was sent to Raj Bhavan on October 1 following State Cabinet approval of the draught Ordinance, according to sources. After being officially enacted in the state on Friday, a bill banning online games was published in the gazette.