Context: Recently, Punjab government has banned the sale of all types of online lottery schemes under section 5 of the Lotteries (Regulation) Act 1998 in order to check for illegal sales.
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- Cabinet also gave approval to prohibition of the sale of computerised and online lotteries marketed and operated through vending machines, terminals and electronic machines.
- It also ban online scheme tickets which are sold, organised, conducted or promoted through internet by any state within the Indian Territory or by a foreign country.
- This move of Government will also boost Punjab’s tax and non-tax revenue.
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