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GAME OF SKILLS
The services and Fun Features offered by Star11 fantasy are all a game of skills and do not
promote, encourage or support gambling or betting in any manner. The game of skills
can be defined as a game wherein the skills of the individuals participating in any
online fantasy game play a dominant role rather than the mere luck of the individuals.
The individuals in game of skills use their skills, knowledge, training and attention
for participation and winning.
Fantasy sports are considered to be a legal practice around the world with certain
states being an exception. The fantasy sports are entirely based on the concept of
Game of Skills, wherein the users form their own teams and are allocated points on
the basis of on-field performance of their chosen players.
Star11 fantasy is completely legal as it offers services, Fun Features, Program(s) and
Contest(s) related to fantasy cricket & fantasy football. The services, contest(s) and
program(s) related to fantasy sports offered by Star11 fantasy enables its users to create their
own team of playing 11 prior the match begins and then the teams are awarded points
on the basis of the real life performance of the players chosen by the users in their
playing 11. The individual whose team scores the highest aggregate of points is
announced as the winners. The formation of team by the users of Star11 fantasy is entirely
dependent on the skills, knowledge and attention of the users which makes the
fantasy sports offered at Star11 fantasy a game of skills and 100% legal.

ALIGNMENT WITH THE INDIAN LAWS
The game of skills such as the fantasy sports are considered to be legal all over India
expect certain states such as Assam, Odisha and Telangana. The Public Gambling
Act, 1867 (“PGA, 1867”) is recognized as the primary legality driving the prevalence
of gambling in India.
The PGA defines the act of “public gambling” and keeping of a common gaming
house as a criminal and punishable act in India. However, the fantasy sports games
are considered to be an exception under the PGA wherein the provisions and

punishments of PGA shall not be applicable to games played by the user using their
skills and knowledge as primary tools.

ASSAM, ODISHA AND TELANGANA
There are various states in India wherein the laws related to the game of skills are
unclear. In this regard, for the websites offering fantasy sports it remains unclear
whether to offer the services for free or not. The Indian states with no clearance
regarding the offering of pay-to-play contests include Assam, Odisha and Telangana.
In this context, Star11 fantasy does not permits the users identified as the residents of Odisha,
Telangana and Assam to participate in the pay-to-play contest(s) organized by Star11 fantasy.