The ScoreIsRight takes utmost care to effectuate all central and state legislation in India with the assurance that all our users are completely protected. Each contest on our platform is guardedly developed to obey with valid decrees and regulations in India.
The services and fun features offered by the ScoreIsRight are all a game of skills and do not endorse, encourage or support gambling or betting in any manner. The game of skills can be further broken down as a game wherein the skills of the individuals engaging in any online fantasy game play a supreme role rather than the mere luck of the individuals. The individuals in game of skills deploy their skills knowledge, training and attention for participation and winning.
Fantasy sports are contemplated to be a legal practice around the world with certain states being an irregularity. The fantasy sports on an entirety are based on the concept of the Game of Skills, wherein the users cornerstone their own ground of sports and are administered points on the basis of on-field performance of their shortlisted teams or sports.
The ScoreIsRight is downright legal as it furnishes Services, Fun Features, Programs and Contest in association with Fantasy Cricket. The Services, Contest and Programs affiliated to fantasy sports purveyed by the ScoreIsRight validates users to Fantasize Score based on skills like the Pitch Report, Stadium Facts, Weather Report, Team Strengths and Match Facts post which the users are granted points on the precise Fantasization of score. Any individual who accumulates the highest aggregate of points is declared the winners. The Fantasization of Score by the users of the ScoreIsRight in every respect is reliant on the skills, knowledge and the consciousness of the users which makes the Fantasy Sports furnished by the ScoreIsRight, wholly a game of skill and cent percent legal.
The game of skills as the fantasy sports are contemplated to be legal all over India except in certain states as Assam, Odisha, Telangana and Nagaland. The Public Gambling Act, 1867 (“PGA, 1867” ) is conceded as the major legality driving the prevalence of gambling in India.
The PGA elucidates the act of “public gambling” and keeping a common gaming house as a criminal and offensive act in India. Despite the fantasy sports are evaluated to be an exception under the PGA wherein the provisions and punishments of PGA shall not be pertinent to games played by the user deploying their skills and knowledge as primary tools.
Exception In Favour of Games of Skill
Section 12 of the Public Gambling Act 1867, elucidates that the games of mere skill are immune from the Application of the Act. The Supreme Court of India has transcribed the phrase “games of mere skill” to decipher games where there is a predominance of skill. In case of the State of Andhra Pradesh V.K Satyanarayana, AIR 1968 SC 825, the Supreme Court elucidated a ‘game of mere skill’ to mean “a game in which although the element of chance necessarily cannot be entirely eliminated, success depends principally upon superior knowledge, training, attention, experience and adroitness of the player.”
By evaluation of this definition, it is held that the game of “rummy” is a game of skill and does not amount to gambling under the Public Gambling Act.
The Supreme Court reasoned: “Rummy requires certain amount of skill because the fall of cards has to be memorised and the building up of Rummy requires considerable skill in holding and discarding the cards. We cannot therefore say that the game of rummy is a game of entire chance. It is mainly and preponderantly a game of skill”. In this case, the Supreme Court also vindicated the levy of a nominal service charge for provision of a physical space, cards, etc. to play a game of rummy. In the case of K.R Lakshmanan V, State of Tamil Nadu, AIR 1996 SC 1153, the Supreme Court held that the betting on horse races was a game of skill. It is extenuated that in a horse race that the winner is not intended by a chance alone, as the condition, speed and endurance of the horse and the skill and administration of the rider are factors affecting the result of the race. The better ride has the chance to manoeuvre and exercise his judgement and volition in elucidating the horse on which to bet.
Odisha, Telangana, Assam and Nagaland
There are various states in India wherein the laws associated to the game of skills are unforeseeable. In this regard, for the websites furnishing fantasy sports remains speculative on whether to purvey the services for free or not. The Indian States with no clearance regarding the anticipation of pay-to-play contests include Assam, Odisha, Telangana and Nagaland.
In regards to the context, The ScoreIsRight does not validate the users identified as the residents of Odisha, Telangana, Assam and Nagaland to engage in pay-to-play contests organized by the ScoreIsRight.