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Ex-BCCI President Anurag Thakur bats to legalise betting in India

Nov 20, 2020 20:45 IST

Minister of State for Finance Anurag Thakur on Thursday said legalising betting and getting it into the formal economy will help contain "unholy and corrupt" practices like match-fixing besides giving tax revenues. Thakur, who has also been closely involved with cricket administration, said countries like Australia and England have legalised betting. Thousands of crore of revenue comes to the exchequer through the activity and it gets spent on development of the sport or in other activities, he said.

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