Google removes the Paytm app from the Play store for allegedly repeating policy violations. In a blog post on Friday, Google confirmed saying, “We don’t allow online casinos or support any unregulated gambling apps that facilitate sports betting.”
The blog post also marked that it won’t endorse any gambling app on its platform. In another post, it talks about Play gambling policies. Google posted another blog titled “Understanding our Play gambling policies in India”. It highlights the issues related to such apps and promoting gambling in India.
“We don’t 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 our policies,” Google’s Suzanne Frey, Vice President, Product and Privacy wrote.
It added, “Google Play is designed to provide a safe and secure experience for our consumers while also giving developers the platform and tools they need to build sustainable businesses. Our global policies have always been designed with that goal in mind, considering the good of all our stakeholders.
“We have these policies to protect users from potential harm. When an app violates these policies, we notify the developer of the violation and remove the app from Google Play until the developer brings the app into compliance.
And in the case where there are repeated policy violations, we may take more serious action which may include terminating Google Play Developer accounts. Our policies are applied and enforced on all developers consistently.”