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News Archive for CY2018
April 12, 2018 Mumbai Lottery Centre Issues Fake Receipts, Six Held
March 1, 2018 Lottery for Modicare? A CEO's Idea to Garner Funds for the Proposed Scheme
February 15, 2018 Kerala State Lotteries Department to Telecast Draws Live

News Archive for CY2017
September 17, 2017 Investigators Report Interstate Lottery Tickets do Not Conform to Lotteries Act
September 4, 2017 Opposition Party Calls for CBI Probe Into Irregularities in State Lottery
August 24, 2017 Mizoram Lottery Irregularities: Home Ministry Had Warned State to ‘Take Urgent Action’
August 21, 2017 Lottery Association Appeals to Government to Exempt Lottery Tickets from 28 Percent Tax Bracket
August 10, 2017 Kerala Threatens Mizoram Lottery Director with Legal Action for Violation of the Central Lotteries Act
July 30, 2017 CPM Oppose Minister’s Move to Get Rid of Mizoram Lottery
July 27, 2017 Sale of Mizoram Lottery Tickets in Kerala is Illegal: Minister
July 27, 2017 Interstate Lotteries Have Made a Return to Kerala
July 16, 2017 Government Yet to Approve Draft Gaming Commission Rules
June 14, 2017 Inside India’s Gigantic Lottery Business, Which is Estimated to be Worth over Rs 7,000 Crore Annually
April 28, 2017 State Lottery Tickets to Get High-End Security Features
April 8, 2017 Punjab’s Paper Lottery Thrives
March 30, 2017 Sikkim High Court Upholds Constitutional Validity of Service Tax on Lottery Distributors, Surprisingly Holds Service Tax on Lottery Sales Non-Ascertainable
March 11, 2017 Chief Minister Announces More Security Features for Lottery Tickets
February 26, 2017 Lotteries Department to Start Live Telecast of Draw Procedures
February 12, 2017 Lottery Tickets to Get Currency Note Features

News Archive for CY2016
December 26, 2016 State Government Launch Digital Lottery Schemes in a Bid to Boost Cashless Transactions
December 19, 2016 Nagaland State Lotteries Issues India’s First Online Skill Games License
December 19, 2016 New-Look Lottery Tickets To Hit Stands Soon
December 13, 2016 Subjecting Lotteries to GST Could Cost the State Rs.4,000 Core Annually
December 8, 2016 Four Lottery Distributors Short-Change Mizoram Government of Rs 11,808 Crore Revenue
November 15, 2016 Government Suspends the Printing of Lottery Tickets
November 11, 2016 Lottery Sellers Hit by Withdrawal of Higher Denomination Currency Notes
November 7, 2016 State Lotteries Post Robust Growth
November 6, 2016 Probe Ordered Into Forgery of Kerala Lottery Tickets
October 25, 2016 Maharashtra Government Takes Action to Collect Nearly Rs 1,000 Crore from Six Lottery Firms for Alleged Tax Default
October 22, 2016 Task Force to Probe Illegal 3 Digit Number Lottery Scam in Kerala
October 20, 2016 Petition Filed Against Single-Digit Lottery
October 18, 2016 Illegal Three Digit Lottery is Reported to be Rampant in Kerala
September 20, 2016 Maharashtra Government Responds to High Court Order in Online Lottery Case
September 11, 2016 National Lotteries Board Suspends Ticket Printing Contract
September 9, 2016 High Court Instructs Maharashtra Government to Either Reply to Public Interest Litigation or Close Online Lotteries
August 24, 2016 Lottery Conglomerate Launch New Technology Arm in Noida
August 7, 2016 Senior Police Officers Called to Appear Before CBI Inquiry Into Lottery Scandal
August 4, 2016 All India Gaming Federation (AIGF) to Address the Needs of the Gaming Sector
July 4, 2016 Lottery Promotor Asks High Court to Declare Invalid Enforcement Directorate’s Decision to Seize Asserts
June 27, 2016 State to Allocate KGS10 Million for Promotional Lottery
June 18, 2016 Audit Report Indicates Anomalies in Sport Lottery Scheme
June 15, 2016 Allegation That Congress-NCP Neglected to Act on Confidential Report Detailing Illegal Lottery Racket
June 14, 2016 Claim the Congress-NCP Government Flouted Central Guidelines for Lottery Operations
May 23, 2016 Maharashtra Government Contemplating Legalizing Casinos
May 22, 2016 State Government Appoint Panel to Consider Legalising Offshore Gambling
May 22, 2016 Lottery Agent Files Official Complaint Against former Chief Minister
May 8, 2016 Public-Interest Litigation Filed for Banning Online Lotteries
April 20, 2016 Nagaland is the First State in India to Legalise Online Gaming Websites
April 9, 2016 Enforcement Directorate Claim Lottery Conspiracy Cost State Government Rs. 4,500 Crore in Lost Revenue
April 9, 2016 Bhutan Lottery is to be Re-launched as a State Owned Enterprise
April 2, 2016 Government Seeks to Ban Online Lottery Firms from Outside the State Selling Tickets in Maharashtra
April 1, 2016 Legislative Assembly to Legalise Online Betting; Wagering on Poker, Rummy and Virtual Sports
March 27, 2016 Lotteries, the One Confirmed Source of Finance for the State
March 21, 2016 Government Lottery Sales Tipped to Reach Nearly $1 Billion in FY2015-16
March 19, 2016 Legislative Assembly Pass Bill Regulating Online Games of Skill
March 17, 2016 Government Takes Credit for Increase in Kerala Lottery Tickets Sales
March 17, 2016 Chief Minister Refutes Allegations That Lottery Ticket Printing was Being Handed Over to Private Companies
March 13, 2016 State Lotteries Defends New Ticket Printing Contract
March 12, 2016 Opposition Leader Calls for State Lottery Ticket Printing Contract to be Cancelled
March 1, 2016 Taxes from Gaming and Lottery Winnings Remain Untouched in Finance Bill
February 27, 2016 Government Approves Additional Lottery Draws
February 5, 2016 Draft Decree Provides for Establishing a State Lottery Company in the Republic
January 5, 2016 Panel Recommends Legalising Betting with Strong Safeguards and Criminalising Match and Spot Fixing

News Archive for CY2015
December 10, 2015 Sri Lanka Doubles Annual Levy on Gaming Businesses and Hits Casinos and Gaming Companies with 25% Tax Surcharge on Profits
December 9, 2015 Lottery Agents Stage Heated Protest Against Alleged Irregularities in the Allocation of Tickets
December 6, 2015 Fantasy Sports Controversy Has Important Lessons for Online Skill Game Operators
December 6, 2015 State Could Restart Lottery Industry to Offset Liquor Revenue Loss
December 6, 2015 Online Gaming License Holders Launch Keno and Virtual Horse-Racing
December 6, 2015 Legislative Assembly Unlikely to Pass Skill Games Bill in Winter Session
December 2, 2015 Lottery Operator Failed to Remit More than Rs 4,500 Crore to the Sikkim Government from the Sale of Sikkim Lotteries in Kerala
November 27, 2015 Sri Lanka Removes Casino Entrance Fee, But Will Increase Annual Gaming Levy
November 20, 2015 Government Set to Start Online Lottery to Raise Revenue
November 16, 2015 High Court Reiterates Earlier Ruling That Rummy is a Game of Skill
November 13, 2015 Analysis of the Recent Supreme Court Judgment That Allows States to Ban Online Lotteries
November 13, 2015 India to Take Fight Against Online Lottery Global
November 5, 2015 Court Upholds Ban On Online Lottery Sales
November 5, 2015 Detailed Report Claims to Expose Illegal Lottery Practices
October 31, 2015 Royal Bhutan Lottery to Launch Early Next Year
October 26, 2015 Report on Lotteries Department Revamp
October 18, 2015 MHA Orders Comptroller and Auditor General to Conduct an Inquiry Into Government Run Lottery Schemes
October 18, 2015 State Lottery Sales Expected to Exceed Projections for Full Year
October 15, 2015 High Court Strikes Down Service Tax on Lottery Distributors
October 8, 2015 Arunachal Pradesh Becomes Latest State to Permit Lotteries
October 3, 2015 Government Seeks Back Tax From Online Lottery Company
September 27, 2015 Sale of Lottery Tickets Continues to be Profitable Despite Ban
September 23, 2015 National Lotteries Board Donates Rs 10 Million to National Kidney Fund
September 7, 2015 PTA to Block Lottery Schemes through Amedment
September 4, 2015 CBDT Clarifies Position on Virtual Payment Options
August 23, 2015 Government Places a Ban on Lottery Again


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