Gambling law  in india:-
In India people are doing it gambling on sports is unlimited even in india gambling is not allow
or not legal to play but still as per the reports every year Betting done from India is more than 200+ million .If we talk about India law its indicates that India law doesn't allow to people from india to play online or offline Gambling on sports .

Casinos in Goa contributed Rs. 135 crores to the state revenue in 2013*

Casinos now operate in Goa, Daman and Sikkim

So lets learn some facts and law before to start play to how to be a safe player ?

Gambling is a state subject, and only states in India are entitled to formulate laws for gambling activities within their respective states. The Public Gambling Act of 1867 is a central Law that prohibits running or being in charge of a public gambling house. The penalty for breaking this law is a fine of 200 or imprisonment of up to 3 months. Additionally, this Act prohibits visiting gambling houses. A fine of 100 or imprisonment of up to one month is the penalty.Indian law classifies games into two broad categories viz. game of skill and game of chance. The Supreme Court of India has, for instance, held

NOTE: people are thinking that they withdraw money successfully now they are not going to face any legal issue but if any enquire happen regarding to money received in your account from gambling websites you are going to face a big issue so do not do what is illegal as per the law. 

suggestion : please use money exchange or wallet for withdrawal e.g skrill and neteller.

Online Gambling Act India :-

Online gambling is in its infancy in India, but Sikkim planned to offer three online gambling licences in 2010. This failed despite India being the most sought out country for online gambling.Sikkim also permits an online lottery, which takes bets from players throughout India. It was expected that other states would follow Sikkim, thereby opening up a major online gambling market throughout India.
Even though Indian casinos cannot promote or have sites that promote online gambling games such as casino, sports betting and bingo, it is not illegal for non-Indian casino companies (so called offshore companies) to have sites that focus on Indian players. The only requirement from a legal point of view is that the offshore casinos have to offer Indian Rupees as a payment method for Indian players.

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Payment gateways

One of the biggest obstacles faced by sports bettors in India is the fact that depositing to foreign bookies is extremely difficult. Typically, the majority of users deposit to online bookies using Moneybookers or Neteller. Some attempts to deposit using a Visa or MasterCard may fail. The same is true of online bank transfers. In order to circumvent these blocks, savvy internet users have started to use e wallet services for depositing. These services, enable users to fund an online betting account in Rupees. This is important because it avoid legal issues that may have arisen out of F.E.M.A 

Tips :For secure playing betting online do not use bank and card transfer direct from any gambling websites

FEMA Act :

FEMA Act allow you to do transaction on globally .


The Answer is Always NO India gambling on sports is still illegal ,but as per the law and regulation no law is defining that play online betting gambling from international websites is illegal .

its a tricky to read the law of the country before to do any thing

In India only the state where gambling is legal which is Sikkim .


In India you can legally bet on only those sports is called a skilled sports game like : horse racing
And casino ,
Different state has a different law .in Goa casino gambling is legal
If we talk about State Sikkim where is gambling is also legal since 2013.

Note :Fantasy games is legal in India as they comes under skilled game  like :Dream11


Sikkim is a second Indian State that has legalized gambling.

1) The Sikkim Casino Games (Control and Tax Rules), 2002 gives the Sikkim Government the authority to grant licenses to individual and business interested in operating casinos.

2) The Sikkim Regulation of Gambling (Amendment) Act, 2005 gives the Sikkim Government the authority to authorize gambling on certain days and to make specific gambling houses legal at their own discretion by way of a license.

Sikkim also became the first Indian State to legalize internet gambling.
The state of Sikkim has begun taking applications to license online gambling where the servers are located within the state. This includes casino gambling, lottery, and sports betting.
Many believe that once these licensed sports betting sites come online that players located in states where there are no gambling laws will be able to use them legally. This has caused popular online gambling sites such as William Hill and Betfair to eye India as the next major market to expand to.
This, however, has a major challenge – foreign investments involving gambling are illegal under Indian law.



Below are the few acts details which can applied state wise 

  • The Public Gambling Act, 1867
  • Payment and Settlement Act, 2007
  • Assam Gaming and Betting Act, 1970
  • Bombay Prevention of Gambling Act, 1887
  • Goa, Daman and Diu Public Gambling Act, 1976
  • Karnataka Police Act, 1963
  • Madhya Pradesh (C.P.) Public Gambling Act,1867
  • Madhya Bharat Gambling Act, 1949
  • Orissa Prevention of Gambling Act, 1955
  • Public Gambling Act, 1867 Constitution of India, Seventh Schedule, List II, Entry No. 34
  • Punjab Public Gambling Act, 1867
  • Sikkim Online Gaming (Regulation) Act, 2008
  • Tamil Nadu City Police Gaming Rules, 1949
  • Tamil Nadu Gaming Act, 1930
  • The Andhra Pradesh Gaming Act, 1974
  • The Andhra Pradesh Gaming Rules, 1976
  • The Delhi Public Gambling Act, 1955
  • The J. & K. Public Gambling Act, 1977
  • The Kerala Gambling Act, 1960
  • The Meghalaya Prevention of Gambling Act, 1970
  • The Pondicherry Gaming Act, 1965
  • The Rajasthan Public Gambling Ordinance, 1949
  • The West Bengal Gambling and Prize Competitions Act, 1957
  • The West Bengal Gambling Rules, 1958
  • Uttar Pradesh Public Gambling Act,1961

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The Public Gambling Act, 1867

The primary legislative document that makes gambling in India a ‘grey’ legality is the Public Gambling Act. This is an old law created during British rule. This 145-year-old law makes operating a gambling house, assisting in the operation of a gambling house, visiting a gambling house (whether gambling or not), financing gambling and being in possession of gambling devices a crime. The penalty is a fine not exceeding 200 rupees or up to three months in prison.

The Public Gambling Act explicitly states “nothing in this Act shall apply to games of mere skill wherever played” which means, in absence of other laws against them, wagering on games of skill is legal. The competitions where success depends on a substantial degree of skill are not “gambling” and despite there being an element of chance if a game is preponderantly a game of skill it would nevertheless be a game of “mere skill

Tips :still apart from sikkim in india Cricket and others non skilled gambling is illegal to play

The addition of gambling to the IT Act of 2000 is in conflict where much the rest of India is headed. Again, the Sikkim Government has legalized sports betting and casino gambling, Goa has legal casinos, and 13 states have legalized lottery. Even Mr. Haroon Lorgat, the CEO of the International Cricket Council (ICC), has urged Indian officials to make cricket betting sites legal, as he feels this is the best way to prevent corruption and match-fixing in the sport. So while the push for legal gambling in India is strong and has made some progress, the Central Government is still taking action in an attempt to make it more difficult.

Although a good percentage is wagered legally on horse racing and lottery, a large amount is wagered on cricket and other sports via illegal and “technically illegal” channels. In this article, I’ll tackle the complex Indian gambling laws, including what forms of gambling are prohibited, which are explicitly allowed, and what grey areas still exist.


Is Lottery Legal in India?

The Central Lotteries (Regulation) Act of 1998 gave state governments the authority to hold lotteries but stipulated this was restricted to a maximum of one draw per week. Today in most Indian states there are lottery terminals excessively available and some lotteries are drawn every 15 minutes.

Also, Sikkim licensed PlayWin Lotto is highly popular and Indians from any state can purchase tickets online, or via terminal. The reason the one draw per week is not followed is because most states believe fully, they already had the right to create their own laws for all forms of gambling and didn’t need the Central Lotteries Act to do so. This is a right given to them by the Constitution of India. What is interesting is that Satta Matka gambling, which is a simple form of lottery, is strictly forbidden.


After the 2013 match-fixing scandal in IPL, the Lodha commission was appointed by the Supreme Court to look into the matter of legalization of cricket betting. In July 2015, the Patiala High Court discharged all 36 people accused in the Spot-fixing scandal. Judge Neena Badal adjudged that cricket betting is not illegal and therefore no action can be taken for betting on cricket matches.
In August 2017, the Delhi Police filed an appeal against the discharge order. Also, in 2016, an order passed by a division bench of the Supreme Court recommended: “recommendation of legalizing betting involves the enactment of a law that may be examined by the Law Commission and the Government for such action that it deems fit”.
In June 2018, the law commission submitted a recommendation to the government favouring the legalization of betting in India under stringent control to curb money laundering. The Commission inferred that since it’s almost impossible to completely ban cricket betting in India; regulating cricket betting and gambling under stringent laws is the correct course of action.
The law commission suggested that as per Articles 249 or 252 of the constitution, the government has the power to formulate laws for regulating gambling. In case the legislation is made under Article 252, non-consenting states would be free to adopt them as well. This would help the states work around years of red tape.


Internet gambling is a truly global business. Although the Central Government has no jurisdiction over UK licensed bookmakers who operate legally under European and International Law, they have taken some action to make using these sites more difficult. This comes in the form of two laws, neither of which has been highly effective.

For example, Betway is a Malta-based company, but they have customers globally. Their betting site is available in several languages and currencies (including Indian Rupees). As far as international sites are concerned, Indian laws don’t apply to them directly as they operate under a legal gambling license in other jurisdictions. With no servers, advertising or anything else going on in India, the authorities can’t do much to stop them from servicing Indian customers. This makes it easy for Indians to use an e-wallet and bet on matches including IPL cricket at sites such as betway and Betfair

Note :
All information is based on online research.


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