Last month, the GST Council imposed 28% tax on online gaming, horse racing and casinos. While the ‘online gaming’ part covered under this tax is the one that involves monetary transactions, online gaming for leisure — traditionally called video games or electronic games — has been thriving.
“Video games aren’t new,” says Arnold Su, vice-president, Consumer & Gaming PC, System Business Group, Asus India. “These have been around for a while. With new devices that support video games, we expect these to get even more popular.”