The Economist debate on Gambling

The Economist had an interesting online debate on whether there should be legal restrictions on gambling. The debate can be accessed here Though most issues were argued keeping in mind the sentiments of Americans, the arguments were nonetheless convincing. The debate was ultimately decided in favour of allowing gambling without …

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Gaming Law as a career

Gaming law is the set of laws and regulations that apply to the gambling, lottery, betting and virtual gaming industry.   A good gaming lawyer must have good knowledge of all traditional branches of law like Constitutional law, Taxation law, Contract law, Criminal law and Cyber law. The concept of …

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A Spot of Bother? Part II

The recent spot-fixing scandal has once again brought to fore the inadequacies in Indian gambling laws. In this second article of this two part series, we shall first discuss the recent spot-fixing scandal involving Pakistani cricketers and later point out the legal difficulties in prosecuting sports-persons and bookmakers involved in …

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A Spot of Bother? Part I

The recent spot-fixing scandal has once again brought to fore the inadequacies in Indian gambling laws.  In the first of this two article series, we will examine the meaning and history of match-fixing and spot-fixing, while in the second part we will discuss the recent spot-fixing scandal and point out …

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Recent Kerala HC decision on lotteries

The Kerala High Court recently announced its verdict on lotteries from outside the state (notably Sikkim and Bhutan lotteries). A litigant secured an order from the Kerala High Court to restrict the number of draws to once a week.  However, a recent division bench order of the Kerala High Court …

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Information relating to gambling and lottery legislations cannot be disclosed: Government in response to an RTI query

I had filed an application under the Right to Information Act (RTI) with the Union Ministry of Law and Justice, Department of Legal Affairs to bring clarity and clear confusion on different aspects of gambling and lottery legislations. However the Public Information officer (PIO) refused to disclose any information. Details …

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