Paytm Removed from Google Play Store - let's Know Why

Recently, Paytm has removed from Google Play Store, The source of remove from Playstore that they mentioned the company has using Gambling and Betting activities in the name of Paytm First Games.

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That Paytm goes against there play gambling policies, even though the app is available in IOS devices. and remaining app like Paytm mall, Paytm money, Paytm for business app is still available in play store.

Google disallows online club and other unregulated betting applications that encourage sports wagering like Dream 11.

Recently Paytm respond to twitter they responded "Paytm is temporarily unavailable from play store and your money is completely safe you can use Paytm normally".

Means new customer can't Download and Update the Paytm app from Google Play Store.

Existing user can use normally and they can use all the services provided by Paytm.

The Tech Gaint Google mention that Paytm is allowing users to external sites to participating in paid tournaments i.e playing real money that goes against Play Gambling Policies.

Featuring the issue of online club accessible through the application, Google's Suzanne Frey, Vice President, Product, Android Security and Privacy expressed, "We do not allow online bets or support any unregulated gambling applications that facilitate sports betting. This includes if an app leads users to an external website that allows them to engage in paid tournaments to get real money or cash awards, it is a violation of our policies"

“Google Play is intended to provide a safe and secure experience for our users while also giving developers the platform and tools need to build sustainable businesses. Our global policies have always been designed with that purpose in mind, considering the good of all our stakeholders,” said Google in its blog.

Additional, Frey said, “We have certain policies to protect users from potential harm. When an application violates these policies, we notify the developer of the violation and remove the app from Google Play Store until the developer brings the app into compliance. in the case where there repeated policy violations, we may take further serious action which may include removing Google Play Developer accounts. Our policies remain applied and made on all developers consistently.”  

This is not the first time for Google In the past, They had removed another payment app like Mobikwik, which was found that it is redirecting its users to the Aarogya Setu app.

That is the reason all the cricket and other sports fantasy games are not available in Google Play Store.