HC : 'Online Fantasy Sports Gaming' not ‘gambling’, GST applicable on ‘service-fee’, not 'pooled amount'

Jul 11,2019

Bombay HC dismisses criminal PIL, holds that Online Fantasy Sports Gaming (OFSG) does not amount to Gambling/Betting/Wagering as games played on online platform, where users/participants create virtual teams comprising as many players as in real life teams, amount to games of skill and not chance; Explains that, GST is not applicable on the entire deposit/amount pooled in by players in escrow account but only the ‘service fee’ charged by the platf...

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