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    The government of India is looking to place lottery tickets in the highest GST bracket of 28 percent, according to industry insiders. According to a report from The Economic Times, the new tax is a staggering increase from the minimal, or zero tax that is levied by around a dozen states with lotteries. Lottery operators […]

    India’s lottery potential hobbled by GST, legal issues

    India’s lottery market has the potential to be at least four times its current size if more states were to legalize sales and the industry presented more appealing content, says Kamlesh Vijay, group CEO for Sugal & Damani, one of the country’s largest lottery companies. Vijay told a seminar at ICE Totally Gaming in London […]

    Law Commission sees revenue potential from casinos, but no decision yet

    India’s Law Commission recognizes the government would raise substantial revenue from regulating the country’s $60 billion gambling industry, but its chairman says the legal body has not yet made up its mind on the issue. Justice Balbir Singh Chauhan was giving the opening remarks to a conference hosted by the All India Gaming Federation and the Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry in New Delhi last week. The conference was attended by representatives from legal and gaming firms, as well as general business, and discussed a wide range of issues facing the sector in India.