UPDATE: After 4 hours war on Google Gambling Policies, your Paytm is officially back on Google Play Store… Why do wait! Let’s Have fun in playing Paytm Cricket League & enjoy T20 Cricket.
Story So Far: Surprisingly, the Paytm app was pulled out of Google Play store for allegedly violating Google gambling policies on 18th September 2020 and from here on story moves forward…
Overall, if you are curious to know what happened in b/w Google & Paytm then pitch is ready to view…
What’s the Paytm controversy?
The high voltage drama started after the launching of Paytm Cricket League on Paytm consumer app for users to engage in their passion of cricket and get cashback. The game allows users to get player stickers after each transaction, collect them and receive Paytm Cashback.
Then, Paytm got clean bowled by Google’s googly for violating its Play Store policies on gambling.
In b/w 4 hrs war, the app was not available for new downloads or updates for Android users. Its’ was a big blow to Paytm ahead of IPL.
But, the game which started in Morning got end in evening with a good note & now Paytm app is Live on Play Store!
Let’s see the final words of Mr. Vijay Shekhar Sharma (Paytm CEO) on this controversy On Twitter & then know about the Google Gambling Policies & more.
It can be seen that Google’s proclamation against Paytm is far end policy to :-
- combat against online casinos and gambling apps,
- and to pave the way for creating the world’s most trusted source for apps and games.
It is an attempt to remind other online Gamblers & Online satta sites about Play Store gambling policies before the starting of the 13th edition of the Indian Premier League (IPL) in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) on 19th September 2020, which is the most popular cricket tournament for Indians.
Google Gambling Policy
Google has clearly mentioned the reason for taking the stern decision on its blog post that talks about Google Play gambling policies. Its platform won’t allow or promote gambling apps in India.
Google has further strictly said that their platform will not allow online casinos or support any unregulated gambling apps that facilitate sports betting.
This includes if an app leads consumers to an external website that allows them to participate in paid tournaments to win real money or cash prizes, it is a violation of their policies.
Suzanne Frey, Google’s Vice President of Product, Android Security and Privacy, stated that
Google has strictly said that its platform will not allow online casinos or support any unregulated gambling apps that facilitate sports betting. This includes if an app leads consumers to an external website that allows them to participate in paid tournaments to win real money or cash prizes, it is a violation of their policies.
At last but not least, we can say that Google’s move against online casinos or gambling apps suggest that its gambling policies are to protect users from potential harm.
Note: When an app violates Google gambling policies, they notify the developer of the violation, and remove the app from Google Play until the developer brings the app into compliance.