India’s Law Commission Recommends Legalisation Of Online, Land-Based Gambling

An eagerly awaited report by the Law Commission of India has cautiously recommended the introduction of formal gambling legislation, arguing that strict regulation of land-based and online operations is “the only viable option” in fighting rampant illegal activity.

The Law Commission’s July 5 report entitled “Legal Framework: Gambling and Sports Betting including in Cricket in India” has backed any central or state legislature that proceeds with the legalisation of non-skilled gambling.

However, the commission reached that conclusion with some trepidation, with its 145-page report consistently framing non-skilled gambling of any nature as immoral, objectionable and corrupting.

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