The legal status of lotteries in India varies from state to state. Some states legalize and regulate lotteries, while others prohibit them completely. For example, states like Kerala, Sikkim, and Maharashtra have state-run lotteries that are considered legal and regulated by their respective state governments.
Yes, there are legal lotteries in India, but only in certain states. As of 2023-10-28, the following states have legal lotteries:
- Arunachal Pradesh
- West Bengal
The Lotteries (Regulation) Act, 1998 gives state governments the authority to regulate and conduct lotteries within their borders. However, the Act does not specifically address the issue of online lotteries. As a result, there is some confusion about the legality of online lotteries in India.