TN to go tough on outdoor ads on online gambling

The Tamil Nadu government on Thursday said it has proposed to take stringent action against those advertising online gambling, online gaming of chance, betting, etc., by putting up hoardings, posters, banners, or autorickshaw branding to promote their website/apps in the state.

The members of the public could share information about online gambling/betting activities or offer suggestions on regulating online games.

Also, they could convey their other grievances in this regard on the website: and also use the authority’s email:, an official release here said.

The warning comes in the wake of the state government enacting the Tamil Nadu Prohibition of Online Gambling and Regulation of Online Games Act, 2022, which specifically prohibits playing online gambling and online game of chance, betting etc.

“Those indulging in such activities are liable for imprisonment of upto three months or a fine of Rs 5,000 or both,” the release said.