Google to take away apps, together with Paytm, that facilitate sports activities betting from Play Store

New Delhi, September 18 

Google on Friday mentioned it doesn’t permit apps facilitating sports activities betting and can take away such apps from the Google Play Store.

There is commonly a surge in launch of such apps earlier than main sporting tournaments just like the IPL. The newest season of the Indian Premier League (IPL) is scheduled to begin from September 19 within the United Arab Emirates.

“We don’t allow online casinos or support any unregulated gambling apps that facilitate sports betting. This includes if an app leads consumers to an external website that allows them to participate in paid tournaments to win real money or cash prizes, it is a violation of our policies,” Google mentioned in a weblog put up.

Google has eliminated digital funds main Paytm’s app from its Play Store for allegedly violating its playing insurance policies.

“Paytm Android app is temporarily unavailable on Google’s Play Store for new downloads or updates. It will be back very soon,” the corporate mentioned in a tweet on Friday.

“All your money is completely safe, and you can continue to enjoy your Paytm app as normal,” it added.

It added that these insurance policies are in place to guard customers from potential hurt.

Google didn’t specify if any apps have been eliminated for non-compliance on these grounds.

Further, Google mentioned that when an app violates these insurance policies, it notifies the developer of the violation and removes the app from Google Play till the developer brings the app into compliance.

“And in the case where there are repeated policy violations, we may take more serious action which may include terminating Google Play Developer accounts. Our policies are applied and enforced on all developers consistently,” the weblog posted by Android Security and Privacy Vice President Product Suzanne Frey mentioned.

The tech large additionally mentioned that Google Play is designed to offer a secure and safe expertise for customers whereas additionally giving builders the platform and instruments they should construct sustainable companies.

“Our global policies have always been designed with that goal in mind, considering the good of all our stakeholders. We have the same goals for our gambling policy,” it mentioned. –PTI/IANS

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