Gaming Ban Petitions: Karnataka High Court’s Opportunity To Show Leadership On Nuanced Oversight

The online gaming industry, driven by the All-India Gaming Federation, challenged the changes to the Karnataka Police Act in Karnataka High Court. In addition to other things, the petitioners challenged the state council’s ability to edge such a regulation, contending that Entry 34 of the State List just engages the state to make regulations on wagering and betting (i.e., games of chance), and not on games of skill.