India in Preparations to Legalize Online Betting


India in Preparations to Legalize Online Betting

India is preparing to legalize online betting in the country. According to reports, a member of sports ministry told that talks between them and government members are underway for legislation of online betting in sports but preparation of draft for this purpose will take minimum 2 years. Betting is legal in UK due to which Indian sports minister wants cooperation with British sports minister for this purpose. Indian sports secretary has agenda for talks on legalize online betting while he is in England.

The official told that the ministry is aware about disliking online betting in Indian society but it is useful for both economy and law. In Britain, the laws on betting are very effective and they want to implement these laws in India after understanding them properly.

The International Center for Sports Security in Doha tells that illegal betting in India is done through non–registered offshore websites and local bookmakers while worth f this illegal betting is around $150 million.

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