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Google Removes Paytm App From Play Store For Repeatedly Violating Its Anti-Betting Policies

Lawstreet Journal 20 Sep 2020 1:27am

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It is shocking to know that the popular payment app “Paytm” has been pulled from the Google Play Store recently for violating the gambling policies of Google. Paytm can be noted as one of the most appreciated start-ups of India and claims over 50 million monthly active users. It is one of the biggest competing apps with Google Pay in India which vanished from the Play Store this Friday (September 18,2020). 

Payment app Paytm owned by One97 Communications Ltd strangely disappeared from the Play Store whereas the other apps of Paytm such as Paytm For Business, Paytm money, Paytm Mall were still available on the Play Store. However, the app could be found on the Apple App Store. 

Paytm gave a statement from its Twitter handle later stating, “Paytm Android app is temporarily unavailable on Google Play Store for new downloads and updates. It will be back soon. All your money is safe and you can continue to enjoy your Paytm app normally.”

The reasons for removing the app from Play Store were regarding the violation of their policies which needed to be fixed by Paytm to get access to the Play Store again. Google has averred that Play Store has prohibited online casinos and any other unfettered gambling apps which are supporting sports betting in India. Paytm has promoted fantasy sports services within its marquee app and repeatedly violated Play Store’s anti-betting policies. The fantasy sports service of Paytm is called Paytm First Games was also accessible as a stand-alone app and… Continue Reading...

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