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It is a game of skill: Rajasthan High Court rejects plea to ban Dream11

Court says games offered on platform involve skill, not chance; rules that issue of GST evasion, as alleged in the plea, will be decided by GST authorities

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Amit Bhartia  |  Mumbai 

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Amit Bhartia

The Rajasthan High Court has dismissed a petition seeking a ban on Dream11 claiming the fantasy sports platform amounted to betting or gambling. The court said “the format of online fantasy game is a game of mere skill”.

The petition also accused Dream11 of evading the goods and services tax (GST) since it is paid on the 20 per cent sum retained by the company and not on the entire amount. The court said this issue will be decided by the GST authorities. The Dream11 platform allows users to play fantasy cricket, hockey, ...

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First Published: Wed, October 21 2020. 13:42 IST