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End of Satta King? Government asks media not to advertise gambling and betting

Last Updated on October 3, 2022 at 8:08 pm

Is it the end of Satta King or Matka games in India as the government has asked the digital media platforms not to advertise any betting or gambling platforms that was posing a negative effect on the society.

Pertinently Satta King or Satta Matka is an online run gambling platform that is used by millions in a month. While Satta King has no legal authority in India, it is likely being run from any state of the country as it is online. The Satta King announced results online and the winners are declared on the website.

However now the government seems to be going tough against platforms like Satta King and have urged digital media platforms to not publish advertisements of online betting platforms. It is an advisory that has been issued by the government.

The advisory states “Attention is invited to the advisory dated 13.06.2022 to publishers of news and current affairs content on digital media advising them to refrain from publishing advertisements of online betting platforms on online and social media. The online advertisement intermediaries were also advised not to target such advertisements towards the Indian audience. The advisory had been issued for the reason that betting and gambling is prohibited in most pans of the country, and pose significant financial and socio- economic risk for the consumers, especially youth and children. Accordingly, the promotion of offline or online betting/gambling through advertisements is not advised in larger public interest.”

This may bring some respite for the families whose members are addicted to the games like Satta King, Satta Matka, DpBoss among others as at least now the advertisements of the platforms will not come on the digital media where they were abundant.

The advisory may also bring under control thousands of app based cricket betting platforms.