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Law Commission recommends legalisation of gambling and sports betting

The Law Commission has called for sports betting and gambling to overall be legalised and heavily regulated. Among other things, the Commission has also recommended that sports betting and gambling should be cashless so that problems like tax evasion can be kept in check. The report was prepared in response to a directive from the Supreme Court. The report reasoned that legalising these activities would bring about more transparency in the betting market, per Live Law. It would also loosen the grip of organized criminals on the industry since legitimate entities can start these operations too. This has potentially huge consequences for online gambling and betting since future legislation formed on the basis of the Law Commission's report could give these players more certainty. Read the Law Commission's report Law body's recommendations Below are some of the Law Commission's recommendations.…

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