NEW DELHI: The Government has proposed a self-regulatory mechanism, mandatory verification of players and physical Indian address for online gaming companies, according to the draft online gaming rules published on January 2. Online gaming companies will be covered under the new IT rules that were issued in 2021 for social media platforms.
These platforms are expected to comply with the laws of the land, including any such law that relates to gambling or betting or the age at which an individual is competent to enter into a contract. “The draft amendments are aimed at addressing the said need while enabling the growth of the online gaming industry in a responsible manner,” the notice said. The draft amendments envisage that an online gaming intermediary will observe the due diligence required under the rules.