‘Ludo’ should be declared a game of luck, not skill, petition filed in High Court

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Ludo, once played with square dice and colorful pieces on the board, is also available as a mobile app. (symbolic photo: Shutterstock)

Petition Against Ludo Game: Before filing the petition, Mule had reached the VP Road police station regarding this matter. Here the police did not act on his complaint. Thereafter the petitioner moved the Magistrate Court.

Mumbai. A petition has been filed in the Bombay High Court regarding the popular board game ‘Ludo’. In this, the petitioner has demanded that instead of a game of skill, this game should be declared as a game of luck. Keshav Mule of Maharashtra Nav Nirman Sena (MNS) has said in the petition that people are putting money at stake in this game. In the petition, action has been sought against the people associated with the mobile app. The matter will be heard on June 22.

Ludo, once played with square dice and colorful pieces on the board, is also available as a mobile app. The petitioner has said that people on Ludo Supreme app are investing money on it. In the game, people bet Rs 5-5, after which Rs 17 reaches the winner’s account. Whereas, three rupees go to the part of the app. Petitioner’s lawyer Nikhil Mengde has said that gambling in the name of Ludo is taking the form of social evil.

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However, this petition reached the Magistrate Court before the Bombay High Court. There, it was refused to register an FIR considering it a game of skill. The petitioner says that the mode of playing this game with money comes under sections 3, 4 and 5 of the Prohibition of Gambling Act. The question was also raised in the High Court that what is the need to hear this petition immediately? On this, the lawyer says that it is taking the form of a social evil and youth are getting more attracted towards it. He had demanded the court’s immediate intervention in the matter.

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Before filing the petition, Mule had reached the VP Road police station regarding the matter. Here the police did not act on his complaint. Thereafter the petitioner moved the Magistrate Court. There, it was termed as a game of skill and no FIR was ordered. Now the petitioner has demanded the High Court to quash the order of February 12 and order the police to take action.




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