Private member’s bill sparks online gambling debate

A private member’s bill recently introduced in parliament is expected to give fresh impetus to the debate on legalizing online gaming and sports betting in India, potentially unlocking one of the world’s largest sports betting markets. The bill was introduced by politician Shashi Tharoor, who belongs to the main Indian National Congress opposition party. According to experts, including legal practitioners who have studied it closely, the bill is well timed and could be an important step towards legalising or regulating betting and gambling activities in India. Based on the recommendations of the Justice Chauhan Commission report last year . . . This content is restricted to subscribers

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