Public Gambling Act of 1867
The Public Gambling Act of 1867 is the Indian law that governs all kinds of gambling activities in the country, which should include any lotto betting websites in its spectrum. However, the Public Gambling Act is not applicable to the entire country all at once.
Since gambling is a state government issue, each state has its own laws when it comes to gambling. But most Indian states choose to accept the Public Gambling Act of 1867, nevertheless.
That said, the Public Gambling Act considers any kind of gambling done in a “public gaming house” to be an illegal activity. Thus, most Indian states consider gambling to be illegal, with the exception of a few states like Goa that chose to write their own laws.
However, the Public Gambling Act makes no mention of “online gambling” or the use of online betting sites. Due to this grey area or “legal loophole”, online gambling or lotto betting on websites that are based outside India, cannot be considered illegal!
Thus, most Indians can freely and legally bet on the online lottery.
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