Guwahati: In a bid to increase revenue collection,gaming Meghalaya taxation department has decided that any person dealing with online gaming will have to obtain license.
Minister-in-charge of Power, James Sangma informed that through the use of information and technology, gaming today has emerged as one of the most popular past times globally and Meghalaya is no exception.
The decision was taken following a Cabinet meeting held in Shillong on Thursday.
The views of the law department and finance department had been sought and both have given their approval.
Taking to Twitter, Meghalaya chief minister Conrad K Sangma tweeted, “To regulategaming within #Meghalaya to bring revenue to the State Government, Cabinet today approved the Meghalaya Regulation of GamingOrdinance, 2021.”