This reaffirms the judgments handed by the Punjab & Haryana Excessive Courtroom and the Bombay Excessive Courtroom, and has upheld the judgment handed by the Rajasthan Excessive Courtroom, the place the legality of the net fantasy sports activities format as supplied by Dream11 as a ‘Sport of Talent’ was sustained.
“We’re blissful that the Hon’ble Supreme Courtroom has upheld the legality of the Dream11 fantasy sports activities format. We reiterate our dedication to driving sports activities engagement via fantasy sports activities, which brings sports activities followers nearer to the sports activities they love and helps construct a bigger sports activities ecosystem in India,” stated Harsh Jain, cofounder and CEO of Dream11.
Whereas deciding on the Public Curiosity Litigation (PIL), the Hon’ble Excessive Courtroom of Rajasthan had declined to entertain it, stating that within the gentle of orders handed by Punjab & Haryana Excessive Courtroom and Bombay Excessive Courtroom, the matter of playing has already been put to relaxation. Therefore, the legality of Dream11’s on-line fantasy sports activities format as protected by the Structure of India, is now ultimate by regulation and actually.
Gopal Jain, senior advocate, Supreme Court of India, stated, “The Supreme Courtroom whereas dismissing the SLP in opposition to Rajasthan Excessive Courtroom Order, has emphasised that, with the dismissal of SLPs in opposition to orders of Punjab & Haryana and Bombay Excessive Courtroom, the problem of playing is already determined by it. Merely put, the Fantasy Sports activities codecs that are consistent with the evaluation of the Punjab & Haryana Excessive Courtroom are video games of ability and are authorized codecs no extra open to scrutiny.”
The Dream 11 format is predicated on the format accepted by the Federation of Indian Fantasy Sports activities Federation, presently the one judicially affirmed and industry-recognised format that’s permitted underneath regulation, stated Mahesh Agarwal, Advocate on Document, Supreme Courtroom of India, “By re-affirming its earlier orders on the fantasy sports activities platform supplied by Dream11, it has but once more given its ultimate stamp of approval on the legality of the platform,” he stated.
Dream 11 is a fantasy sports activities platform with over 110 million customers taking part in fantasy cricket, soccer, kabaddi, basketball, hockey, volleyball, handball, rugby, futsal, American soccer & baseball, on it.