Mumbai: The Indian capital has been known as the birthplace of video games for decades.
With nearly 5,000 licensed games, it is one of the most popular destinations for gamers worldwide.
But the city has been home to a handful of deadly accidents over the years, including the deaths of a couple and the burning of an office building.
The city has also faced criticism over its lax regulations on gaming and the safety of its gaming facilities.
The Games Act is the law that governs the operation of the country’s largest gaming market.
As a result, there is often a lot of regulation in place that is not enforced.
Here are some of the rules that gaming regulations have imposed on Mumbai.1.
NO TICKET SALES – If you buy a ticket to a game event, you will not be able to use it to enter the premises, said a Mumbai police official.
If you are ticketed, you can get your ticket exchanged at the office or you can leave at any time.2.
NO SEX – If a woman is ticketed for a game, she will not enter the office if she has not been previously ticketed.3.
NO GAMES PLAYING ON THE AIR – All games in Mumbai are banned under the Games Act and you cannot play them on the air.4.
NO VICTIMS OF SEXUAL ASSAULT – There is no protection for victims of sexual assault in India.5.
NO PLAYING OF GAMES IN PUBLIC – The game is not allowed in public places.6.
NO GAME PURCHASES – It is forbidden to use games on the internet or to buy games from online shops.7.
NO GAMING LAYOUT – The gaming area must be kept clean, as it is a place of entertainment and a place where children can come to enjoy games.8.
NO USE OF GAMING FACILITIES FOR ANY PURPOSE – The Gaming Act states that there must be no use of gaming facilities for any purpose.
It also states that you cannot use gaming facilities in any place that will cause the risk of death or serious injury to any person.9.
NO PERSON MUST BE PLAYING GAMES – There are no restrictions on the number of players that can be playing a game in a given location.10.
NO CUSTOM GAMING AREAS – The Games and Entertainment Act does not allow private gaming areas.11.
NO NOVELTY AND NOISE – The games must be made of good quality and noise cannot be too loud.12.
NO BUNDLED AND SHOWERING AREA – There can be no bathing facilities.13.
NO CLOTHES – The rules regarding clothing for game players are strict.14.
NO LARGE BAGS – Bags cannot be more than 16×16 inches (40×40 cm).15.
NO STYLE OR PICTURE PLACE – The Rules of Conduct are not specific about style of dress or picture.16.
NO POKER EQUIPPED ON A GAMING TABLE – No players may play on a table with a poker machine.17.
NO MANDATORY REFUSAL TO PLAY ANY GAME – The Act does provide for compulsory recusal by the player if they refuse to participate in the game.18.
NO CHALLENGES TO GAMES OVER 15 YEARS – The age limit for children under the age of 15 years is 16 years.19.
NO DISTANCE BETWEEN ENTRANCED AND INVISIBLE GAMES- The Act says no one is allowed to enter or leave a gaming room more than three metres (10 feet) apart.20.
NO EXCEPTIONS TO THE CODE OF CONDUCT – No exceptions to the rules of conduct can be made for any reason.21.
NO PAYMENT OF RATE- No payment of any kind is allowed in any way except for a gift card.22.
NO SALES TAX – No sales tax can be charged for gaming, even if it is in cash.23.
NO TRAVEL IN AND FROM A GAME PLAYING SPACE- Games must be played in a public area.24.
NO WALKING INTO GAME PLAYERS AREAS- Games cannot be played on the grounds of a gaming establishment.25.
NO WEAPONS, CRIMES AND MONEY LOSSES- The rules against weapons and drugs apply in all gaming spaces.26.
NO DRINKS AND GAS- No alcohol is allowed inside the gaming space.27.
NO TELEPHONES AND GLASSES ARE PERMITTED IN GAMING- The gaming space is not permitted to have electronic devices.28.
NO ACCESSORIES THAT MAY BE USED IN A GAMES SPACE- No electronic devices are allowed inside a gaming space, even those with a keyboard or mouse.29.
NO INSTRUCTIONS FOR THE GAME AREA- No instructions are required for the gaming area.30.
NO ONE UNDER 16 IS