Indian Supreme Court Wants Legalized Sportsbetting

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The Supreme Court of Indian has recommended that lawmakers within the country legalize sportsbetting after it accepted recommendations to change regulations on the game of cricket.

The changes to the Board of Control for Cricket in India had several restrictions put into place, but the biggest bombshell was that Justice Ibrahim Kalifulla recommended that sportsbetting become legal through the country's legislative body. That ruling was part of a large 143 page ruling fromn the body.

In the decision India's Supreme Court wrote: "While the latter [match fixing] interferes with the integrity of the game and attempts to change the course of the match, the former [sports betting] is a general malaise indulged by different sections of the society not only with reference to cricket but other games also. The Committee considers the match/ spot-fixing as unpardonable and opines that the only way to deal with the same effectively is to make it punishable by law. The Committee in that regard recommends appropriate amendment by the legislature."

Although sportsbetting is not legal on a country-wide basis, various Indian states have their own laws on the matter, but finding a nationwide solution is thought to be the best way to prevent match-fixing in sports.

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22 July 2016 - 10:19pm

I don't think match fixing in sport could be eliminated in general but of course it's a good move what they trying to do there. If the sportsbeting in India will be legalized completely that would be a huge f theor sport of Cricket because we know it's by far the most popular game in the second highest populated country in the world.