Dream11 has suspended its operations in Karnataka after a complaint lodged against its founders for violating new state gambling law.
“Following the recent media coverage, our Karnataka users have expressed deep concerns and anxiety on their safety and security. In order to allay our users’ concerns, we have decided to suspend operations in Karnataka. This decision is without prejudice to our rights and contentions under law,” Dream11 said in a statement on Sunday.
The state online gaming law, which came into effect recently bans online games involving betting and wagering and “any act or risking money, or otherwise on the unknown result of an event including on a game of skill.”
Now, Dream11 joins the team of other gaming apps like Mobile Premier League who had stopped offering services to users in the state. Dream11 took it to Twitter and posted about their update. Here is the official post
— Dream11 (@Dream11) October 10, 2021
As per police record, 42 years old cab driver in Bengaluru lodged a complaint against the apps as they were still operational despite the ban. The new law bans online games that are “games of chance” in nature.