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India's bookies lobby to take bets on all sports

In India, sports betting is banned. As a result there is a thriving illegal bookmaking market, thought to be worth many tens of millions of dollars.

In recent years gambling in casinos has been allowed in Sikkim and Goa, mainly attracting a domestic following.

The only sport where betting is legal is horse-racing, and the companies who operate in that area are lobbying to be allowed to expand into other sports.

Ben Richardson reports from Mumbai.

Business of Sport

  • 20 Jul 2010