Updated: January 28, 2021 4:19:40 am
The Kerala High Court Wednesday served notices to cricketer Virat Kohli, and actors Tamannaah Bhatia and Aju Varghese in connection with a petition demanding a ban on online rummy games. The three celebrities have endorsed platforms where online rummy games are played. The court underlined that online betting was a grave social evil and asked the state government to clarify its stand on the matter.
The petition by Kochi-based Pauly Vadakkan argues that online rummy games are against the law and difficult to control. It says certain platforms running such games are using celebrities to endorse them in a bid to attract the youth and trap them financially.
The court sent notices to Play Games 24*7 and Mobile Premier League which purportedly run rummy games. Kohli is brand ambassador of Mobile Premier League and Tamannaah has acted in an advertisement. Malayalam actor Varghese has endorsed rummy circle.
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