Stop online gambling / games in India

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Do you want your near and dear ones fall into Addiction, Depression, Debt trap? Say a "BIG NO"  and sign this petition

How online gambling / gaming affects individuals and the society at large

  • Gambling Addiction has been identified and is also known as pathological gambling, compulsive gambling or gambling disorder and leads to spending more and more time and money on it chasing losses or gambling despite serious consequences to life.
  • A gambling addiction or problem is often associated with substance abuse, un-managed ADHD, stress, depression, anxiety or bipolar disorders.
  • Compulsive Addiction Use (CIU) have also been identified as an addiction which leads to conditions similar to those associated with gambling addiction or substance addictions.
  • IAD - Illness anxiety disorder - in addition to other dependency disorders affects the pleasure center of the brain.  Over time more and more of the activity is needed to induce the same pleasurable activity and addiction to the net is the result. 
  • Internet Addiction Disorder is the multiple layer rewards offered by gaming, gambling, shopping, pornography etc.
  • The individual is reduced to a zombie like state where nothing except his dose of internet and gambling alone matter.
  • Ease of access to the net by children, housewives and vulnerable sections of society shall lead to a pandemic like situation of addiction to gambling which would be difficult to control let alone stop.
  • Addiction leads to destruction of self-esteem, familial ties and loss of money and property.  The individual then become a liability to the society at large. 
  • The individual's inability to control himself may lead him to harm himself in a fit of depressive behavior or anybody in the vicinity who he imagines to be an obstacle to his addiction and gives scope for suicidal tendencies.
  • Unregulated virtual currency transfer platforms in online gampbling provide the ideal ground for black money generation, transfers, evaded tax money transfers, dirty money transaction and funding sources for narcotics and terror related activities

Many Public Interest Litigations (PIL) have been filed in various courts already. Let us wake up and act before it is late !! Thank you !!