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Volume: 16 Issue: 8
(August 2018)

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Is India on its way to legalising sports betting and gambling?

On 5 July 2018, the Law Commission of India (‘LCI’) issued its 276th report1 (‘the Report’), titled ‘Legal Framework: Gambling and Sports Betting including in Cricket in India,’ recommending that gambling and sports betting should ultimately be legalised in India due to a failure in enforcing a blanket ban on such activities, and stating that regularising sports betting may go some way in tackling issues of corruption in Indian sport, particularly in cricket. Namrata Bhagwatula and Viraj Joshi, of GameChanger Law Advisors, discuss the various aspects considered by the LCI while formulating the Report, and the recommendations the LCI makes therein.

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