Punjab government gives nod to online lottery system

The Punjab government has given approval for starting an online lottery system to enhance revenues of the state.

How will it work?

The online lottery system would be conducted, operated and regulated in accordance to the Lottery Regulation Act, 1998 and the Punjab State Lotteries Rules, 1998. Computer terminals or other such devices, as approved by the government, will be set up at retail locations for offering lottery games.  The terminals would be connected to a main data center at a central headquarter. The government would appoint a distributor or a selling agent who would design and procure, install and commission, operate and maintain, promote and market and carry out other activities to be required for managing the online lottery. The selection of the distributor or the selling agent would be done through tenders and a monitoring committee.

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