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AIGF launches Skill Games Charters to regulate India’s skill gaming industry

Thursday, 09 August 2018 06:49
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The All India Gaming Federation (AIGF), an apex body for gaming in India, has launched its Skill Games Charters in a move aimed to help regulate the country’s skill gaming sector.

The AIGF Skill Games Charters lays down certain ground rules for its own members and members to be in terms of legality, transparency and disclosure, integrity, security and responsible gaming and breach and consequences among others. In addition to the general principles, the charter also takes into consideration specific skill gaming verticals like fantasy sports, online rummy and online poker and lists guidelines for each.

“With the unprecedented rise of gaming operators as well as players in all the three mentioned skill game verticals, the need to self-regulate all games of skill played online in pay-to-play formats has been felt now than ever,” the AIGF said. “It is said that these AIGF Skill Games Charters, which are carefully crafted by experts and relevant stakeholders from the gaming and legal industry, will lend a structure to the Indian gaming industry to protect the player interest and bring about transparency and integrity to the Indian gaming industry.”

The AIGF said it has linked with one India’s top four consulting firms to draft an Audit Assessment Framework for gaming operators.

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