Meghalaya govt to regulate online gaming to generate revenue
Shillong: In a bid to increase revenue collection, Meghalaya taxation department has decided that any person dealing with online gaming will have to obtain license.
Following a Cabinet meeting held in Shillong on Thursday, Minister in-charge of Power, James Sangma informed that through the use of information and technology, gaming today has emerged as one of the most popular past times globally and Meghalaya is no exception.
“In order to regulate gaming within the state and to bring revenue to the state government, we felt it necessary to enact a law for the same and therefore the draft ordinance was placed in front of the cabinet for its approval,” said Sangma.
The views of the law department and finance department had been sought and both have given their approval.
Taking to Twitter, Meghalaya chief minister Conrad K Sangma tweeted, “To regulate gaming within #Meghalaya and to bring revenue to the State Government, Cabinet today approved the 𝐌𝐞𝐠𝐡𝐚𝐥𝐚𝐲𝐚 𝐑𝐞𝐠𝐮𝐥𝐚𝐭𝐢𝐨𝐧 𝐨𝐟 𝐆𝐚𝐦𝐢𝐧𝐠 𝐎𝐫𝐝𝐢𝐧𝐚𝐧𝐜𝐞, 𝟐𝟎𝟐𝟏.”