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Analysis and Book review: Bookie Gambler Fixer Spy offers tremendous insights on the Indian betting market and spot-fixing issues

Bookie Gambler Fixer Spy

Veteran British journalist Ed Hawkins recently released his new book titled “Bookie Gambler Fixer Spy” (title presumably inspired from John Le Carre’s bestseller “Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy”). The book available on all Indian bookstores and online portals is an interesting read to understand the dynamics of the betting market and …

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Andhra High Court quashes life ban on Mohd. Azharuddin, decision exposes lacunae in sports and betting laws, download copy of the verdict [Exclusive]

Exclusive On November 5, 2012 a Division Bench of the Andhra Pradesh High Court quashed the life ban on former cricket captain Mohammed Azharuddin and criticised the BCCI for initiating arbitrary proceedings against the cricketer without following principles of natural justice. While the BCCI contended that disciplinary proceeding were initiated …

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Ambiguity in the legality of gaming software industry restraining new initiatives, regulations on gaming software providers need of the hour

While the government turns a blind eye to the thriving online gaming industry and refuses to either regulate or clarify existing laws concerning online gambling and betting, the ambiguity in online gambling laws is also affecting online casino, betting and gaming software providers, who do not necessarily deal with Indian …

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A brief perspective on Casi-No Politics in India

Recently,  Punjab Deputy CM Sukhbir Singh Badal planned a proposal to build grand casinos in Ludhiana but later backtracked his plans amidst fierce protests and accused the opposition for planning this ‘conspiracy’. Given the various u-turns and ambivalent position of political parties on casinos and gambling, this post will give …

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