India Finance Minister supports legalizing sports betting

India’s Finance Minister Anurag Thakur said the country should legalize sports betting to weed out corrupt practices such as match fixing. Speaking at an ICICI Securities event he said: “My suggestion will be to legalise betting and gambling activities, which are underground. They continue to exist in our society,” he said.

Sports betting to be legalised in India? Here’s what Minister of State for Finance said. (Financial Express)