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‘Track’ to legal betting

While it may be tragic that it has taken recent events to refocus the debate on legalising sports betting, the silver lining is that neve...»

You bet, Brits love a ‘flutter’

The spot-fixing scandal that has devastated the IPL points to the massive illegal betting industry that rides on cash-rich sports. Legalisin »

Vice and virtue

Let’s get this right up front. Isn’t gambling a vice? Yes, it is. Isn’t gambling a social evil that destroys lives? Yes, of course...»

Losing the race for revenues

Unlicensed bookies are still around, although laying a bet is legit »

Listen to The Hindu's Sports Editor Nirmal Shekar speak to our Sports-Writer Arun Venugopal on India's showing at the Commonweath Games — with a guest appearance by golden girl Dipika Pallikal — India's tour of England, the Jadeja-Anderson controversy and more....Listen in »

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Checking the ‘chucking’ menace in domestic cricket

The best method to curb the menace of ‘chucking’ is to catch them early; ideally at the age-group level.If somebody with an illega... »