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Essay Writing Competition on ‘Gaming Laws in India’ by CARTSL, MNLU, Mumbai: Register by July 30!

The Centre for Advocacy, Research and Training in Sports Law, MNLU is having an Essay Writing Competition.


The Centre for Advocacy, Research and Training in Sports Law aims to provide a platform for law students and young legal professionals to explore various aspects of sports-related laws. An important facet of the sports industry, knowledge of the legal aspects of the business of sports is a tool that future lawyers must possess. The increasing interaction between sports and law has created a new societal need for a greater understanding of how the law relates to the sporting world.

About the Essay Writing Competition

The Competition invites participants to delve into various facets of sports law, exploring its theoretical underpinnings, practical applications, and contemporary challenges. With amazing cash prizes and publication in the MNLU Mumbai Journal, the competition promises to be an enriching experience for all participants.


  • DIVERSITY OF GAMING LAWS: Participants will explore the complexities arising from the coexistence of central and state gaming laws, highlighting the discrepancies and implications for stakeholders. Participants will dissect the legal nuances and controversies surrounding various types of gaming laws from traditional forms of gambling to emerging platforms such as online poker and fantasy sports.
  • AUTHORITY STRUCTURE AND ENFORCEMENT: Participants will evaluate the effectiveness of enforcement mechanisms, powers, and sanctions under gaming and sports laws, assessing their impact on compliance and deterrence.
  • IMPOSITION OF BANS ON ONLINE GAMING: Essays will explore the legal basis for imposing bans on online gaming activities, examining the balance between regulation, prevention of criminal activities, and individual freedoms.
  • LICENSING PROCEDURES: Participants will scrutinize the complexities of licensing under gaming laws, including the procedural requirements and legislative frameworks governing the issuance of licenses.
  • LEGAL STATUS OF REAL MONEY GAMBLING: Essays will investigate the legal ambiguities surrounding real money gambling in India, analyzing court rulings, legislative intent, and enforcement practices.
  • REGULATION OF ONLINE GAMING ADVERTISING: Participants will assess the regulatory framework governing advertising in online gaming, focusing on measures to prevent deceptive and misleading practices.
  • PLAYER PROTECTION MEASURES: Essays will examine the legal obligations of gaming platforms to safeguard players from harm, addressing issues such as addiction, underage participation, and fraud prevention.
  • CHALLENGES WITH IT RULES 2021: Essays will discuss the implications of the Information Technology (Intermediary Guidelines and Digital Media Ethics Code) Rules 2021 on gaming platforms.
  • PROPOSED AMENDMENTS: Participants will propose reforms and amendments to the existing gaming regime, addressing gaps, inconsistencies, and emerging challenges in the legal framework.
  • PROTECTION OF GAMING LAWS UNDER IP REGIME: Essays will explore the intersection of gaming laws and intellectual property rights, advocating for clear and unambiguous protection to foster innovation and creativity in the gaming industry.

Who is it for?

Open to undergraduate and postgraduate students from any discipline.

Submission Guidelines

  • Word limit- 3000-5000 words ( excluding footnotes)
  • Citation standard- OSCOLA 4th edition
  • Co-authorship of a maximum of 2 authors is allowed.
  • The decision of the selection committee shall be final.
  • All submissions must be made in MS- Word format.
  • All submissions should be mailed to with the subject “ Essay Competition submission”.
  • All submissions should be mailed from the email used to register for the competition.

How to Register?

  • Single Author Fee- 500 Rs.
  • Co-Author Fee- 1000 Rs.
  • Register and pay through the links given below this post.

Important Dates

  • Registration: July 30.
  • Submission: August 31.


  • Cash Prizes:
    1st- 10,000 Rs
    2nd- 7,500 Rs
    3ed- 5,000 Rs
  • Certificate of Merit will be awarded to the top 10 essays.
  • Winning Essays will also be published.

Contact Information

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Source: Lawctopus

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