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Q: Requirements for online lottery in California? ( Answered,   0 Comments )
Subject: Requirements for online lottery in California?
Category: Business and Money
Asked by: nberggreen-ga
List Price: $2.00
Posted: 17 Jul 2006 15:22 PDT
Expires: 16 Aug 2006 15:22 PDT
Question ID: 747190
I want to start an online gambling website--more specifically, a
lottery game. Players will place $1 bets and choose 6 numbers between
1 and 6. In the end, the player or players matching all 6 numbers will
win (or divide) 90% of the submitted bets.

I live in California. Are there any laws that prohibit me from doing
this? Do I need some sort of license?
Subject: Re: Requirements for online lottery in California?
Answered By: efn-ga on 17 Jul 2006 19:24 PDT
Hi nberggreen-ga,

Unless you are affiliated with a federally recognized Indian tribe and
are operating on Indian lands, it's illegal for you to operate a
lottery in the state of California.

You can read the laws on this page from the website:

Additional Link

Chapter on lotteries in a 1997 California Research Bureau report on
gambling in California

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