Google has reportedly taken down own if the popular Indian payments app – PayTM from Playstore for violating its policies. As per reports, PayTM is involved in running an online casino game through its PayTM First Games, an online fantasy wing of it. Google claims to ban any app that promotes online gambling games that are unapproved.
Google Pulled Down PayTM From Playstore
Google has long been strict in implementing its safety guidelines across all its services. This includes the Playstore, Google highly reputed and notable platform. Though Google acts accordingly every time it detects a violation, malicious developers often find a way to circumvent the pre-set policies. In one such incident, India’s popular payments app – PayTM was just pulled from Playstore for violating store policies.
As TechCrunch reported, the PayTM is involved in promoting online gambling games like casinos, which are strictly prohibited by Google across all its platforms. Google has reiterated that it “don’t allow online casinos or support any unregulated gambling apps that facilitate sports betting.” It posted a warning notice today reminding its anti-betting policies.
It said that “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 our policies.” This notice comes just a day before India’s popular cricket tournament – IPL 2020. The cricket games which is about to start from tomorrow may give rise to a number of betting businesses.
Thus, Google reminded developers to thwart any such practices from their apps, and this is the prime reason for Dream 11 not getting the place in Google’s Playstore yet. Google has also warned Disney+ Hotstar to put a warning notice in front of any ads that are promoting online fantasy games.