Paytm and Paytm First Games apps removed from Google Play Store for policy violations

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Google has removed the Paytm and Paytm First Games apps from the Google Play Store after the company added a new fantasy cricket tournament in both of the apps that violates Google Play policies.

Earlier some users reported that the Paytm app has been unlisted from the Google Play Store and it is showing an error on Google Play Store that reads “We’re sorry, the requested URL was not found on this server.” when clicked on the link to download the app from Google Play Store.

Update: Paytm is back on Google Play Store

However, existing users are able to access the services of the app that have already installed the app on their devices.

Right after the app was removed from the Google Play Store, Paytm published a tweet to confirm that the app will be restored in a short period of time and assured users that their money is safe.

Google also posted a blog post that highlighted its gambling policies that applies to the new fantasy cricket tournament that features real money betting on both of the apps published by the company.

“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 notes in its blog post.

The Paytm app is still available for download on App Store and it is hopeful the Paytm will be back on Google Play Store after the issue is resolve.

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