Paytm Indian payment and service provider app, owned by One97 Communications Ltd, is removed from play store for violating play store guidelines.
Google said that Paytm has repeatedly violated Play Store’s policies. It believed the app was violating its new guidelines on online gambling or contests.
“We have the same goals for our gambling policy. We don’t allow online casinos or support any unregulated gambling apps that facilitate sports betting. This includes if an app leads consumers to an external website that allows them to participate in paid tournaments to win real money or cash prizes, it is a violation of our policies,” Google said on a blog post.
Reports claim that google is in touch with Paytm to resolve the issue and bring back paytm to playstore.
Paytm informed it’s user on twitter saying it will be back soon and users should continue using Paytm as normal.
Google has told several company in India to avoid these kind of advertising campaigns that promote, redirect or allow user to install app that provide sports betting.