Hyderabad is now a part of the newly formed state of Telangana and so comes under its jurisdiction. As far as gambling laws go, India is not the example that other countries want to be following. The central government follows a law that came into existence in 1867, the state governments are allowed to form their own laws, and the Supreme Court of India rules between games of skill or games of chance quite arbitrarily. Is lottery legal in Hyderabad? You would be surprised to know that it is!
Is lottery legal in Hyderabad?
Hyderabad comes under Telangana, a state that has banned all sorts of fantasy sports apps (Dream11, MPL, etc) and made playing any sort of online game that involves the exchange of money illegal. This means that you can be fined or even jailed for playing ludo, tambola, or Counter-Strike.
The lottery, though, is another case altogether!
There is a state-run lottery that is quite popular and draws are held very frequently. This clear game of luck with some of the worst odds of winning out of any game, and often associated with addiction problems is considered completely legal.
Is lottery legal in Hyderabad? Yes but do not ask us why or what the reasoning behind it is!
Now, we think all sorts of online casinos and online betting should be legal (including lotteries) because these are games that adults are playing with their own money and without harming anyone else. We don't think the state has a role to play in this at all. However, these arbitrary rules in certain states just make us pull our hair out with frustration.
you can also enjoy horse racing in Telangana legally but only if you go to the race course and bet. Not online. Figure out why for yourself because we have no idea!