Game of Skill

 

In providing the Playwino SuperTeam/Playwino Fantasy game on the Platform, Playwino takes great care to comply with all central and state legislations in India to ensure that the Users are fully protected. Playwino SuperTeam/Playwino Fantasy is carefully designed to comply with all applicable statutes and regulations in India.

  • Playwino Fantasy offered on the Platform is a ‘game of skill’. According to the principles laid down in the judgement of the Punjab and Haryana High Court in Varun Gumber v. Union Territory of Chandigarh and of the Bombay High Court in Gurdeep Singh Sachar v. Union of India and Others, games such as Playwino Fantasy are games of ‘mere skill’ as the result is not dependent on winning or losing of any particular team in the real world, but depends on the performance of each player selected by a user which involves considerable skill, judgement and discretion and further, the success therein depended on one’s superior knowledge of the relevant sport, prudent judgment and attention.
  • The Mobile Games hosted by Playwino on the Platform are all Games of Skill (defined below). Different Mobile Games will reward different skills, but each game will reward certain skills, such as knowledge of the game, familiarity with rules, experience, reflexes, practice, hand-eye coordination etc.
  • Games of skill are legal, as they are excluded from the ambit of Indian gambling legislations including, the Public Gambling Act of 1867.The Indian Supreme Court in the cases of State of Andhra Pradesh V. K Satyanarayana (AIR 1968 SC 825) and KR Lakshmanan v. State of Tamil Nadu (AIR 1996 SC 1153) has held that a game in which success depends predominantly upon the superior knowledge, training, accuracy, attention, experience and adroitness of the player shall be classified as a game of skill.
  • Users must note that all Mobile Games available on the Platform are games where the success or/and performance of the Users depends predominantly upon their superior knowledge, training, attention, experience and adroitness (“Games of Skill”) in playing the game. 'Games of Skill', under Indian law, are excluded from the ambit of gambling legislations including, the Public Gambling Act of 1867 and other state enactments except in the Restricted States.
  • Hence, the individuals residing in the Restricted States should not participate in any Contest or Mobile Games offered on the Platform. Any participation by such individuals shall be at their sole risk and discretion and Playwino shall not be liable to refund or reimburse any injury or damages suffered by such individuals.
  • Playwino reserves the right to monitor all activities from the User’s Account on the Platform. If any User participates in any Contest or Mobile Games in violation of any central and/or state law(s) in India, Playwino reserves the right to cooperate with law enforcement agencies of the relevant state and report such participation or/and suspicious activity along with all relevant details of the concerned User.
  • By participating in this Contest(s), each Participant acknowledges and agrees that he/she is participating in a game of skill.
  • By virtue of its classification as a game of skill, fantasy sports do not violate the Public Gambling Act, 1867, and is excluded from the ambit of certain Indian gambling legislations. However, Users should note that owing to legislative restrictions in the Restricted States, and hence residents of such Restricted States are prohibited from participating in Playwino Fantasy.
  • Various High Courts have quoted the apex court’s decision and stated that law enforcement authorities cannot interfere with the game of Rummy played with stakes. In 1996, a three-judge bench of the Supreme Court affirmed its 1967 judgment and ruled that games involving substantial and preponderant degree of skill fall within the definition of ‘games of mere skill’.