Increasing number of suicides in India for losing money in online betting games is the hot topic now. Till now online betting is not illegal in India but these apps and games are a major reason for youth suicides these days. Hence, some states are looking for banning this apps.
Andhra Pradesh had already banned this activity and Puducherry is seeking the permission from centre for banning apps and games that allow online betting. Tamil Nadu Government had also banned online betting and punishments are stated for those who are doing it illegally.
After losing money in online betting, people are doing suicide because of depression. The Supreme Court is also reviewing the decision to ban online betting in India. In Tamil Nadu, people who are involved in online betting illegally can be imprisoned for 6 months with a fine of Rs.5,000. During IPL, online betting is on air and high money transfer was seen in India. Also, IPL sponsor Dream11 is the online betting game.
This online betting games and apps advertises of winning big money for common people. Common people fail the prey to this scam and lose huge money. This incident makes them go into depression. Hence, the decision of banning online betting is appreciable. In the same way, the lottery system is also banned in some states of India like Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh, etc.