Should gambling on cricket be legalised?

By Reuters Staff
September 5, 2010

CRICKET-WORLD/INDIAThe Pakistan spot-fixing scandal has once again shone the spotlight on illegal betting in the sub-continent and reopened the debate on the legalisation of gambling in India.

Media reports suggest the Indian sports ministry is now examining gambling regulationsĀ in other countries, particularly theĀ UK, in a possible move towards legalising sports gambling.

Should gambling on cricket be legalised?


Of course, once it’s legalised, all these underhand betting rackets will go out of fashion — and the government could earn a lot of money too.

Posted by kneetoe | Report as abusive

its like black money and white money…… no matter how hard you try to break the racket of black money; it still exist and it will exist.

Posted by mailramz | Report as abusive

It’ll be interesting to observe if gambling gets legalised, the tax department will keep an eye out on the gamblers. All black-to-white money conversion will get a severe hit!

Posted by Anuja | Report as abusive

Define legalised! Does it mean everything is right as long as government earns out of it. What all will you be willing to legalize after this

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