The blurred lines between gaming and gambling

Being careful with language is a part of the job description for two professions in particular: law and journalism. And when the interests of these two professions — and the appropriate vocabulary to describe those interests — are in conflict, things get tricky.

Recently, at least three people from an industry called me to share information about their advocacy efforts with the government. This industry represents a range of online apps or platforms where users can risk their money to win or, as is the case often, lose what they put in. The games include casino staples such as poker and rummy. These are called online gambling apps in parts of the world.

Read the full Notebook post on The Hindu.

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