The High Court of Kerala on Wednesday issued a notice to Indian cricket team captain Virat Kohli, actors Tamannaah Bhatia and Aju Varghese and the state government in a plea demanding a ban on online gambling in the state.

The three celebrities are brand ambassadors for online rummy games. Pauly Vadakkan, who filed the petition in court, alleged that online gambling is now a growing threat in the state and that the main targets will be people from middle to low income groups who will be encouraged to earn money. money easily. He said that people who fall for these “fraud platforms” often use up all their savings.

These celebrity-endorsed platforms including Kohli, Bhatia and Varghese lure their audience with bogus promises when in reality the likelihood of such gains is minimal, making unsuspecting people look ridiculous, according to the plea.

The petitioner pointed out that the Kerala Gaming Act 1960 did not introduce any online gambling, betting or betting activity into its scope. Advocacy aims to prohibit or regulate and monitor online games of chance by framing laws that include within its jurisdiction games that are conducted online using electronic gadgets, including mobile phones, computers. , laptops and other communication devices.

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