Provision

Whoever keeps any office or place for the purpose of drawing any lottery [not being [a State lottery] or a lottery authorized by the [State] Government], shall be punished with imprisonment of either description for a term which may extend to six months, or with fine, or with both.

And whoever publishes any proposal to pay any sum, or to deliver any goods, or to do or forbear doing anything for the benefit of any person, on any event or contingency relative or applicable to the drawing of any ticket, lot, number or figure in any such lottery shall be punished with fine which may extend to one thousand rupees.]


Simply Put

It says that whoever keeps any office or place for the purpose of drawing any lottery which is neither a State lottery nor is it authorised by the State Government, shall be punished with simple or rigorous imprisonment for a term extending up to six months, or with fine, or with both.

And whoever publishes either any proposal to pay any sum, or to deliver and goods, or to do or forbear from doing anything for the benefit of any person, on any event or contingency which is relative or applies to the drawing of either any ticket, or lot, or number, or figure, in any such lottery, shall be punished with fine extending up to one thousand rupees.

The first part of the section requires that there must be keeping of any office or place. The same must be for the purpose of drawing any lottery which is not a State lottery or not a lottery authorised by the State Government.

According to the latter part of the section there must be publication of any proposal to pay any sum, or delivery of any goods, or doing or forbearing to do anything for the benefit of any person, or any event or contingency which is relative or applicable to the drawing of any ticket, lot, number or figure in any such lottery. While the first part punishes keeping of a lottery office or place, the second penalises publishing of any proposal regarding a lottery not authorized by the government.



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