An error text is now appearing in the Google Play listing of the Paytm app, which reads, (translated) “We’re sorry, the requested URL is not available on this server.” Users on Android devices are also not able to download the app from the preloaded Google Play. However, existing users who already have the app installed on their devices can continue to use the mobile wallet and other services provided by the company.
Along with the Paytm app, Paytm First Games is also no longer available for download via Google Play.
Earlier on Friday, Google posted a blog detailing the company about its gambling (gambling) policy, which does not allow app developers to offer sports betting. This was a feature offered by Paytm through the recently announced fantasy cricket tournament and eventually Google removed the app from its platform.
Google said in its blog post (translated) “We do not allow online casinos or support any unregulated gambling programs that offer sports betting.” This includes that if an app leads users to an external website, which allows them to participate in tournaments paid to win real money or cash prizes, then it is a violation of our policies. ” The company has confirmed that this was the reason for the removal of the Paytm app.
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