Should betting be legalised, law panel asks public - DNA India

The Law Commission’s recommendation to make betting in sports legal in India has received a thumbs up from various sporting greats in the country even though some legal experts say that the Evidence shows that legalized gambling often hurts and even destroys, especially those who are poor and disadvantaged. If gambling were illegal, the gambling venues would not be able to promote their lotteries, casinos, or other forms of betting and exploit people who are most vulnerable. 5. Gambling sets a double standard for governments. If the gambling be legalized in a control manner in India, billions of rupees of black money involved in the illegal gambling activity can be made available to the legal economy. The Indian economy is already losing this precious revenue whether betting is legalized or not. Hence, the law commission had been asked by the Supreme Court to see if gambling could be legalized in India or not. The Law Commission of India submitted a report in 2018 to the then Law Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad stating that a complete ban on gambling is not working and it is time India overturns outdated laws. The 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.

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