GAME OF SKILLS
Sikandarji is considered as a “Game of Skill.” The game of skills can be defined as a game wherein the skills of the individuals participating in any online E-sports gaming play a dominant role rather than the mere luck of the individuals. The individuals in game of skills use their knowledge, skills, training and attention for participation and winning.
Online E-sports gaming is considered to be a legal practice around the world with certain states being an exception. Online E-sports gaming is entirely based on the concept of Game of Skills, .
Sikandarji is completely legal as it offers services, E-sports like Free Fire, Ludo, COD etc. The services, contest(s) and program(s) related to online E-sports gaming offered by Sikandarji is entirely dependent on the skills, knowledge and attention of the users which makes online E-sports gaming offered at Sikandarji a game of skills and 100% legal.
ALIGNMENT WITH THE INDIAN LAWS
The game of skills such as the online E-sports gaming are considered to be legal all over India. expect certain states such as Sikkim, Assam, Odisha, Telangana and Nagaland. The Public Gambling Act, 1867 (“PGA, 1867”) is recognized as the primary legality driving the prevalence of gambling in India.
The PGA defines the act of “public gambling” and the keeping of a common gaming house as a criminal and punishable act in India. However, the online fantasy sports gaming is considered to be an exception under the PGA, wherein the provisions and punishments of PGA shall not be applicable to games played by the user using their skills and knowledge as primary tools.
SIKKIM, ASSAM, ODISHA, TELANGANA AND NAGALAND
There are various states in India wherein the laws related to the game of skills are unclear. In this regard, for the websites offering E-sports gaming, it remains unclear whether to offer the services for free or not. The Indian states with no clearance regarding the offering of pay-to-play contests include Sikkim, Assam, Odisha, Telangana and Nagaland.
In this context, Sikandarji does not permit the users identified as the residents of Sikkim, Odisha, Telangana, Assam and Nagaland to participate in the pay-to-play contest(s) organized by Sikandarji.