Published: December 17, 2023

India's government blocked 174 betting and gambling sites

The Indian government has blocked 581 applications, including 174 betting and gambling app, Pankaj Chaudhury, the minister of state for finance, told the parliament on Monday. Some prominent platforms operating illegally include Parimatch, Fairplay, 1XBET, Lotus365, Dafabet, and Betwaysatta. The centre has blocked a total of 581 applications (App) so far out of which there are 174 betting and gambling applications (apps) and 87 loan lending applications. Minister of State for Finance Pankaj Chaudhary told parliament.

“Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology (MeitY) blocked a total of 581 applications under section 69A of IT Act, 2000 which includes 174 betting and gambling related applications, 87 loan lending applications and other applications including gaming applications like PUBG, GArena Free Fire etc,” Chaudhary told in a reply to Lok Sabha.

The illegal betting and gambling app has been in the spotlight recently with MeitY last month issuing a blocking order against some 22 'illegal' betting apps and websites, including Mahadev Apps.

© Public Gaming Research Institute. All rights reserved.