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A jigsaw of rules is hurting the prospects of online gaming in India

While the sector has grown at a fast clip despite the lack of clarity in rules, it needs regulation to catch up with reality as companies see players competing in global events.

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When it comes to the law, it is as confusing as a jigsaw puzzle. For example, you can play rummy offline, but not online for money. In some states, gaming is the next big thing. But in others, such games are heavily regulated or are outcasts.

In most new digital areas, technology is far ahead of the law. While the geeks are busy working on the next level of disruptive innovation, the rules that govern their creations are borrowed from the old world. This is so true for gaming, which includes real money games (RMG), fantasy games, mobile-centric/casual games and esports.

When it comes to the law, it is as confusing as a jigsaw puzzle. For example, you can play rummy offline, but not

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