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    Iran TV pulls game shows amid religious gambling row

    Screenshot from Iranian media showing the host of the showIranian state TV has briefly restricted what might be compared to Who Wants to a Millionaire after objections by senior priests and traditionalists.

    Preeminent Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei cautioned that diversion indicates jeopardize the "way of life of diligent work and profitability" that the nation looks to support. 

    Presently a senior Shia priest has issued a fatwa (an Islamic religious decision) against shows like Be a Winner that offer money prizes. 

    Betting is prohibited under Islamic law. 

    Terrific Ayatollah Nasser Makarem-Shirazi's fatwa targets demonstrates that offer money prizes to watchers and members. 

    Makarem-Shirazi considered them a type of "betting" and "rounds of shot" and focused on that they were taboo under Islamic law. 

    The show, facilitated by on-screen character and model Mohammad Reza Golzar, allows competitors to win up to 1bn Iranian rials (about $25,000) and enables groups of onlookers to win cash by taking an interest at home by means of an application. 

    News offices reprimanded state-telecaster Islamic Republic of Iran Broadcasting (IRIB) for "running a halal gambling club" by running these lottery-style rivalries for watchers. 

    The IRIB said it was propelling an enquiry into TV demonstrates that take part in comparable practices. 

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    Picture subtitle Cash as a prize on TV demonstrates is the objective of a religious fatwa 

    Media in the nation revealed that Be a Winner would be off the air for somewhere around seven days, while state TV officials said they would work to change the show's sponsorship. 

    Another Millionaire-style appear, Five Stars, additionally told fans on Instagram that the show would not be communicated his week, however offered no further clarification. 

    Preservationist outlets called for sweeping results to what they called a "humiliation" and recommended the leader of the channel that pretense Be a Winner ought to be terminated. 

    Iran has explored different avenues regarding various projects adjusted from American and European organizations, including a Britain's Got Talent equal which is called New Age.

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