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Betting Should Be Regulated Not Banned, Says India Law Chief

The legalisation of betting in India has moved a step closer after the chairman of the country’s Law Commission indicated gambling should be regulated rather than banned completely.

Justice Balbir Singh Chauhan said that although gambling and betting could have an “adverse effect” with the risk that people would become addicted, turn to crime and suffer worsening living standards, it did not justify a ban.

The Supreme Court asked the Law Commission to examine whether betting should be legalised following a 2013 cricket betting scandal in the Twenty20 Indian Premier League.

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