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EPWA becomes the third industry body to file an SRB application with MeitY

The recent development of three industry bodies in India's online gaming sector filing applications to the Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology (MeitY) to form self-regulatory bodies (SRBs) that will govern the industry. EPWA became the third body to apply for an SRB. MeitY initially planned three SRBs but will take at least three months to form one due to structural changes. The online gaming industry wants an SRB formed as soon as possible so the sector can grow. The SRBs will regulate games and approve those that satisfy new gaming rules amendments.

Increased GST rates and what it signifies

EPWA opposing a proposed 28% Goods and Services Tax (GST) on online gaming in India that is scheduled to be discussed at an upcoming GST Council meeting. EPWA believes gamers should not be taxed in the same way as gamblers. They have warned the high tax could discourage many players from continuing gaming activities and harm the growing online gaming industry. EPWA cited data showing the industry is growing 30% annually and accounted for 19.2% of global game downloads in 2022. However, the survey found 61% of gamers may stop playing if the tax is increased.

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