illegal online casino: Veteran Bollywood actress Bipasha Basu was seen promoting an illegal casino and betting website named AmbaniBook.
In a story posted on Billy Bakchod’s Instagram account, the actress claimed Ambani Books as the only licensed betting and Ambani Book 365 casino app in India and encouraged users to try and play online casino games on the website of ambanibook365.com Bipasha Basu Instagram account has 1.8 million followers.
Yesterday, we reported on 13 MPs questioning the rampant illegal online casinos like ambani book 247 and advertisements by celebrities in the Lok Sabha.
In the promotional video of ambani book cricket id, Bipasha Basu also claimed that the site does not require any identity proof and can be played instantly by depositing the amount without the need of PAN.
It is worth noting that all forms of online games of Bet on king567, Yolo247 are illegal in India including online casinos. States such as Sikkim and Meghalaya have enacted specific laws to regulate the online game of betting. Rest of the states including Goa which are known for their casinos do not have any law allowing online casinos.
Consumer protection guidelines issued last month make celebrities endorsing products or services responsible and liable for action for engaging in misleading promotions.
It remains to be seen whether action is taken against Basu for advertising illegal foreign betting websites or encouraging or encouraging money-laundering and tax evasion by illegal and unlicensed online betting platform Ambani Bet. The name also signifies a connection to the famous Ambani family, thereby misleading the target users.
Ministry of Information and Broadcasting issued an advisory dated 13.06.2022 to print, electronic and digital media to refrain from publishing advertisements of online betting platforms which are misleading, and not in conformity with Consumer Protection Act 2019, Advertisement Code Huh. Advertisement norms under the Cable Television Networks Regulation Act, 1995 and norms of journalistic conduct prescribed by the Press Council of India.
Adani, Ambani, and Modi all have a common thing: illegal online gambling websites
PM Modi is often accused by opposition parties of favoring Ambani and Adani. All three have Gujarati roots. Apart from this, now all three have one thing in common – illegal gambling websites Like Ambani Book, Adani Book and Modi Book.
Websites named Ambani Book, Adani Book and NaMo Book are promising huge returns to users who misuse the brand names of the country’s famous business houses and the Prime Minister of the country.
Online gambling and betting websites are illegal in India but have seen a rise in recent times with shady business structure to avoid legal consequences. The Ministry of Information Technology clarified to Parliament last month that online gambling is illegal in the country. But the Indian government or the state governments have failed to take any action against the fast growing fake websites. The names of India’s richest people have now been misused due to the inaction of the government.
Last month, we reported DD Sports, a part of state broadcaster Prasar Bharati, airing advertisements of surrogate betting websites in violation of guidelines issued by the Ministry of Information and Broadcasting and rules under the Consumer Protection Act, 2019.
In an RTI reply, Prasar Bharati has revealed that it circulated advertisements and bugs related to Fairplay, Sky Exchange and AVR Play, but denied that they are surrogate betting and online casino websites. The non-action by the authorities now raises doubts over the complicity of officials at all levels in the government in promoting illegal betting websites.
In the latest advisory issued in June, against advertisements promoting online betting websites/platforms in print, electronic and digital media, the Ministry of Information and Broadcasting asked media platforms to refrain from promoting gambling websites. However, Instagram accounts, though having lakhs of followers, do not come under the purview of the said circular as they are not in the business of news media.
In June, the Ministry of Consumer Affairs issued guidelines under the Consumer Protection Act, which prohibits the surrogate advertising commonly adopted by offshore betting websites. The guidelines and rules issued under the Consumer Protection Act apply to celebrities such as Bipasha Basu, Urfi Javed, Vivek Oberoi, Shakti Kapoor, Tusshar Kapoor and Aparshakti Khurana promoting illegal gambling websites.
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