Center requests Google to stop showing ads for online gambling: Report

India has forbidden Google to display surrogate ads of overseas betting firms . The move follows a bill to only regulate games of skill and leave out games of chance .

In the Mint newspaper, today, India has forbidden Google to display surrogate ads of overseas betting firms, according to a person familiar with the ministry of information and broadcasting.After the prime minister's office overruled a bill to only regulate games of skill and leave out games of chance, Reuters reported on Dec. 4, citing a government paper and three sources.A senior ministry official for Mint said that we have asked Google to remove this immediately.A government committee said in a draft study seen by Reuters earlier in September that India should create a regulatory body to classify online games as based on skill or chance, introduce laws to curb offending formats, and take a more conservative position on gambling websites.

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