The recent statement made by Chief Minister of Rajasthan, Ashok Gehlot looking to regulate the online skill gaming sector has been a welcome move and has instilled a positive spur amongst the online skill gaming stakeholders.
Reacting to this statement, the All India Gaming Federation (AIGF) and the Skill Games Council of India welcomed the move and hope the government will adopt an enabled gaming policy protecting players while ensuring a secure and responsible gaming environment for all.
Roland Landers, CEO, All India Gaming Federation said, “It is extremely motivating to see leaders of the nation and various states recognise the overall value of the online skill gaming industry and facilitate creating progressive policies and regulatory framework for this sunrise sector. India is the fifth largest online gaming market globally and is giving birth to an increasing number of unicorns within the country.
Landers added that AIGF is committed to supporting governments’ in establishing a safe gaming environment and framework. AIGF and the Skill Games Council of India have a domain of experts who are eager to assist in playing a consultative role for the same.
The recent positive judicial judgements including the Karnataka High Court’s verdict are welcome moves and a step in the right direction to grow the burgeoning gaming industry. Furthermore, the Hon’ble FM’s announcement of the AVGC task force will give a major boost to the game development sector, as the industry looks forward to bringing in massive employment, through direct and indirect jobs and becoming a meaningful contributor to the overall GDP of the country.
The Skill Games Council of India has been established to govern and ensure best practices for its stakeholders especially for gamers and developers, through self-regulations onboarding eminent experts like Justice Vikramajit Sen, Former Chief Justice of the Supreme Court, Fatema Agarkar, educationist & Founder of the Agarkar Centre of Excellence (ACE) combining sports and education, PK Mishra, former senior bureaucrat and Sutanu Behuria, President – Policy & Planning, Rummy Chapter, amongst others.