Mumbai: Who had ever thought that our favourite childhood game ‘Ludo’ (actually adulthood also, going by the craze to play it during the first-ever lockdown last year) will be discussed in the High Court? And all to find an answer whether it is a game of skill or luck? All this time we thought it was a game of fun!
A petition has been filed at the Bombay High Court against the makers of Ludo Supreme, an online ludo game, alleging that it promotes ‘gambling’ and deviates from the original form of the board game. The plea was filed by Keshav Mule of the Maharashtra Navnirman Sena (MNS). He wants that Ludo to be declared a game of luck, rather than that of skill.
The Bombay High Court has issued a notice and sought a response from the Maharashtra government on the plea, News18 reported.
The complainant had first approached a local police station to register his complaint in November last year. The police refused to register any complaint, after which he moved to Metropolitan Court which also rejected his complaint. He then approached the High Court, the report added.
The petitioner claimed the online version is a kind of gambling. He said that it is taking the form of social evil and youth. He even said that He sought immediate intervention of the court in the matter. According to him, provisions of the Maharashtra Prevention of Gambling Act, 1887, would be applicable if someone plays Ludo for the stake.
Till the time the court hears the plea later this month, hilarious memes are flooding the internet.