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Ludo a game of chance or skill?: Bombay HC seeks Maharashtra Government’s response

Lawstreet Journal 12 Jun 2021 12:07am

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In an interesting turn of events, a case came up before the Bombay High Court to decide if Ludo is a game of skill or just based on pure luck.

Ludo has been a major part of our childhood and of late became the main source of entertainment for most of us during the Covid induced lockdown as it allowed us to connect with our friends virtually. One question that often pops up during the game is whether the winner used some well-analyzed strategy or was the win a result of sheer luck.

Keshav Mule of the Maharashtra Navnirman Sena (MNS) has filed a petition in Bombay High Court against Cashgrail Pvt Ltd, makers of the famous game ‘Ludo’. The petition seeks registration of an FIR under the Maharashtra Prevention of Gambling Act 1887, and Sections 419 and 420 of the Indian Penal Code 1860. 

Mule, in his petition, demanded that the game should not be called skillful rather it should be called a game of luck. 

The Bench of Justice SS Shinde and Abhay Ahuja, on June 3, issued a notice seeking a reply from the State Government on the matter by June 22. 

Before filing the petition, Mule had reached out to the VP Road Police Station regarding the matter. But when the police did not act on his complaint, he moved to the Magistrate Court. 

The plea challenges the Feb 2, 2021 order passed by a Metropolitan Magistrate at the Girgaon Court which rejected his private… Continue Reading...

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