Dream 11 is one of the most popular real money online fantasy gaming platforms in India and is legal to play in India, thanks to various court judgments exempting it from the gambling laws. But in India, states are empowered to make their own laws regarding gambling, betting, and lotteries. Is Dream11 banned in Tamil Nadu? or is it legal to play there? Let’s find out.
Is Dream11 banned in Tamil Nadu?
Technically, you can use Dream 11 in Tamil Nadu, but you cannot participate in any of the paid or cash contests on the platform. You can play practice contests, which do not require any entry fees, nor do they pay out any prize money.
Why cash contests are not allowed for Tamil Nadu residents
Recently, a law was passed by the state, which made placing bets or wagers on any online games illegal. Anyone found breaking this law can face a fine of up to ₹10,000 or can be imprisoned for up to 2 years, or both. The rationale of passing this law, according to the government, is to prevent individuals from getting addicted to such games and to prevent them from making financial losses. Since the law also covers `games of mere skills´, Dream11 too is included, and players from Tamil Nadu cannot add or withdraw money to their Dream11 account, and cannot use it to participate in paid contests.
Is Dream 11 unavailable only in Tamil Nadu?
In addition to the players from Tamil Nadu, people residing in the states of Andhra Pradesh, Telangana, Sikkim, Nagaland, Odisha, and Assam are also not allowed to participate in cash contests, as the laws in these states are unclear regarding games that involve fees. However, residents in other parts of the country can legally enjoy playing cash contests on the platform.
Is Dream11 banned in Tamil Nadu? As of now, players can only play the free games and not the paid ones.