Date: Friday, 06-July-2018, 10:42 AM | Message # 1
NDTV Published on Jul 5, 2018
Gambling and betting on sports including cricket should be legalised, the Law Commission told the centre on Thursday, pitching for stronger laws to curb match fixing and incidents of cheating. Conceding that a complete ban on activities like betting is not working, the panel has called for overturning India's historically stringent laws that heavily restrict such activities with narrow exceptions. The Law Commission says gambling and betting should be made taxable under the direct and indirect tax regimes and could be used to attract foreign direct investment or FDI.