Illegal sports betting have significantly increased in India. In fact, an anti match fixing law of India has already been proposed by Indian Government. However, online gambling and online betting are still not considered to be legal in India except in certain circumstances.
Meanwhile, the law enforcement agencies of India have been working hard to curb and punish online gambling rackets and activities in India. Many sophisticated online gambling rackets have been busted by Indian Police in the past. Recently Mumbai crime branch busted an online gambling network spreading across India.
Even the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) has set up a new “Sports Integrity Unit” as part of an effort to combat illegal sports betting in the country. The new unit will operate under the guidance of the Special Crime Branch in Delhi. The unit will be tasked with investigating and enquiring into matters related to sport frauds, combating malpractices in sports and coordination with sports federations and law enforcement agencies.
The Sports Integrity Unit will also actively engage with the Indian Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports in order to ensure that the law dealing with corruption in sports is put in place as soon as possible. The CBI said that by setting up the new unit, India will become one of the few nations in the world to have a dedicated set up as part of its federal investigative agency that focuses on sporting frauds.