The Law Commission of India has recommended that government should legalise and regulate gambling as the only effective means of protecting consumers.

The Law Commission recommendation was issued Thursday (July 5th) in response to a request by the Indian Supreme Court for an opinion on legalising betting.

In its report entitled Legal Fremework: Gambling and Sports Betting including Cricket in India, the commission noted that gambling and betting are “two sides of the same coin” which must be regulated together.

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