Gambling is a popular pastime in most parts of the world, and Kerala is no exception. Most forms of gambling, except for some card games, lotteries and casinos in two states, are illegal in India. In this narrative review, I present a brief overview of what is known about gambling in Kerala, focussing on gambling legislation, stateâ€“run lotteries including Karunya Lottery, and research in this field that has emerged from Kerala.
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