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In Bangalore, the National Market in Upparpet is a thriving hub for betting where lakhs are traded on each of the cricket matches. File photo: P.V. Sivakumar
The Hindu In Bangalore, the National Market in Upparpet is a thriving hub for betting where lakhs are traded on each of the cricket matches. File photo: P.V. Sivakumar

There's no stopping it. Do you want to bet on it?

The gentlemen’s game has been tarnished by the spot fixing scandal that erupted towards the end of the Indian Premier League 6 involving three Rajasthan Royals players. Huge amounts of money involv... » 1 comment

Archaic betting laws are toothless

The Federation of Indian Chamber of Commerce and Industries (FICCI), quoting a study by KPMG on online betting, put India’s betting market at an estimated Rs. 3,00,000 crore (around U.S. $60 billion). »

Betting is a mere click away

Though internet betting is illegal in India, many cricket-crazy punters place bets through this website, which is run by a U.K. firm. » 1 comment

Not everything is legal in horseracing either

The debate over legalising sports betting in India is back in the light of the spot fixing allegations that has hit the just concluded sixth edition of the Indian Premier League (IPL). However, th... »

Some can’t help it

The IPL has been in the headlines all week for two principal reasons: betting and spot fixing. These, however, happen to be only a couple among a host of gambling-related activities that are not o... »
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