Playing the lottery has been banned in the following Indian States and Union Territories: Andaman and Nicobar Islands Andhra Pradesh Bihar Chandigarh Chattisgarh Dadra and Nagar Haveli and Daman and Diu Delhi Gujarat Haryana Himachal Pradesh Jammu and Kashmir Jharkhand Karnataka Ladakh Lakshadweep ...
Legal lotteries and lottery laws vary by state within India. There are currently 13 states that allow lottery games, while the rest have banned them. There is no national ban, but following a 2015 decision by the State Supreme Court of India, individual states take the decision whether to allow lotteries or not.
LEGAL STATUS OF LOTTERIES IN INDIA. There is no blanket ban on lotteries across the country. But, only 13 states allow lotteries. These are Kerala, Goa, Maharashtra, Madhya Pradesh, Punjab, West Bengal, Assam, Arunachal Pradesh, Meghalaya, Manipur, Sikkim, Nagaland and Mizoram.
As of 2019 lottery in India doesn’t have all India ban but all states have banned lotteries except for the 13 states that include Kerala, Goa, Maharashtra, Madhya Pradesh, Punjab, West Bengal, Assam, Arunachal Pradesh, Meghalaya, Manipur, Sikkim, Nagaland and Mizoram.
Thirteen states allow lotteries in India: 1. Sikkim(The biggest state lottery game to be played is the Playwin Indian Lottery, which is run by the Sikkim government) 2. Goa. 3. Maharashtra. 4. Madhya Pradesh. 5. Punjab. 6. West Bengal. 7. Assam. 8. Arunachal Pradesh. 9. Meghalaya. 10. Manipur. 11. Kerala. 12. Nagaland. 13. Mizoram
Under the Andhra Pradesh Gaming Act of 1974, most forms of gambling are illegal within the State. However, horse racing, rummy and state run lottery is allowed within Andhra Pradesh. There does remain quite a bit of illegal gambling activity.
The ban on private lotteries in India comes out of a time of disorder in the 1960s. After a long struggle for independence, India finally got its freedom from the British Raj on the 15th of August 1947. The following years the government tried to keep India united and in order. After two wars, against China in 1962 and Pakistan in 1965, the situation in India was starting to get out of control.
Tamil Nadu and Karnataka, that were formerly key centres for the lottery business, have banned lotteries. Before states began banning them at the turn of the century, the annual nationwide turnover of the lottery business was estimated to be Rs 50,000 crore.