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Google pulls India’s Paytm app from Play Store for repeat policy violations

18/09/2020 02:36 PM | Click to read full article

Google has pulled popular Indian financial services app Paytm from the Play Store for violating its gambling policies. Paytm is India’s most valued startup and its marquee app, which competes with Google Pay in India, disappeared from the Play Store in the country earlier Friday.

Play Store prohibits online casinos and other gambling apps that facilitate sports betting in India. Sports betting is banned in India, but fantasy sports is not illegal in most Indian states.