Gambling as a popular form of entertainment

I have already through previous posts, explained the popularity of gambling as a form of entertainment in India. India’s craze for gambling has been described in the Mahabharata and other religious scriptures. In recent times there has been an exponential increase in betting on horse-racing, cricket and staking money on …

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The time is ripe for gambling law reforms

Over the past few years, there has been an exponential increase in wagering activities in India. Gambling activities have morphed into various forms including betting on cricket and other sports, politics and any kind of uncertain activity, increasing popularity of card games like poker through various international websites, SMS competitions …

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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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