Kerala government issued a notification on Saturday, February 27, declaring the online rummy game is now illegal. The notification was issued by amending the Kerala Gaming Act. The government has amended the existing law to include online rummy games for money.
Pinarayi Vijayan government amended the Kerala Gaming Act
The decision was taken after the Pinarayi Vijayan government amended the Kerala Gaming Act, 1960. According to news agency ANI, the notification was issued regarding the online gaming amendment on Saturday afternoon
The decision comes after the Kerala High Court directive that had urged the state government to take measure against the online rummy business. During the February 15 hearing, the Kerala High Court was told about the online rummy menace. A Public Interest Litigation filed by movie director Pauly Vadakkan had sought action against such sites that hosted the online rummy games.