Taxing Lottery II

It is evident, lotteries and gambling activities, to be termed as such, must inherently have an element of ‘chance’; ‘to take a chance’ is itself synonymous to a ‘gamble’;  therefore, it may be concluded, lottery is one such activity which requires a participant ‘to take a chance’ or to ‘gamble’. B.R. Enterprises v. State of […]

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Morality of Orchestra Bars

Orchestra Bars are required to secure premises and performance licenses. Court is no stranger to controversies relating to prohibition and restriction in participation of women from performances in establishments in Maharashtra: State of Maharashtra v. Indian Hotel and Restaurant Association, (2013) 8 SCC 519 – Indian Hotel and Restaurant Association v. State of Maharashtra, (2015) […]

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Competition in Lottery

State of Mizoram issued an invitation for ‘Expression of Interest’, through Institutional Finance and State Lottery, inviting bids for appointment of lottery distributors and selling agents for Mizoram State Lottery to be organized by Government of Mizoram in terms of The Mizoram Lotteries (Regulation) Rules, 2011 framed under The Lotteries (Regulation) Act, 1998. A purchaser […]

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Taxing Lottery I

Section 2(b) of The Lotteries (Regulation) Act, 1998 defines, ‘lottery’ means a scheme, in whatever form and by whatever name called, for distribution of prizes by lot or chance to those persons participating in chances of a prize by purchasing tickets. State of Bombay v. R.M.D. Chamarbaugwala, AIR 1957 SC 699 had occasion to consider […]

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My Precious Bitcoin

  My Lord, Satoshi Nakamoto? “He still remains anonymous.” Reserve Bank of India, on 06.04.2018, in exercise of the powers conferred by Section 35A read with Section 36(1)(a) and Section 56 of The Banking Regulation Act, 1949 and Section 45JA and 45L of The Reserve Bank of India Act, 1934 and Section 10(2) read with […]

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Gambling in Cricket III : Dream 11

“Fantasy games are nothing but means to lure people to spend their money for quick earning by taking a chance, whereby most end up losing their money in the process, which is gambling/betting/wagering? The main issue raised is substantially decided by Hon’ble Punjab and Haryana High Court [18.04.2017]. After detailed consideration of the facts as […]

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Gambling in Cricket I

Games played just for fun can also be played for money. Lawyers and Non-Lawyers paid ample respect and just respect to a Game developed on Indian Premier League [IPL]. An esteemed Eashan Ghosh calculated accuracy of probabilistic predictions. Mr. Ghosh, phenomenal in his Intellectual Property Law expertise, is a fair man. ‘Ramiz Baba Challenge’ Rules […]

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Morality of Gambling

“It needs to be borne in mind, there may be certain activities which society perceives as immoral per se. It may include gambling (though that is also becoming a debatable issue now), prostitution et cetera. It is also to be noted, standards of morality in a society change with passage of time. A particular activity, […]

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Mesmeric Gambling Instinct

“It is a common case, lottery is a species of gambling. Gambling is considered as a pernicious vice by all civilized societies from time immemorial. Experience has shown, common forms of gambling are comparatively innocuous when placed in contrast with widespread pestilence of lotteries. The former are confined to a few persons and places. The […]

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The Poker Question

“Beside lovemaking, singing in the shower and poker, there are not many human activities where there is such a great difference between a person’s self delusional ability and actual ability.” I am not a professional poker player. I play the occasional hand and my winnings are by chance. If I have to describe the game […]

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