Legalizing and Regulating Cricket Betting line CAN not Eliminate All fixing, But CAN Definitely check it, since bookies and Betting Will Come into Open View. This will create thousands of legal jobs, generate enormous tax revenue, bring huge sums of black money into the legal arena, and deprive the underworld of a lucrative monopoly, eroding its malign influence on society.
Indian courts distinguish between games of chance and games involving skill that are allowed. Picking winners in horse races is also regarded as requiring some skill, and so is legal. But picking winners in elections or cricket - which definitely requires some skill - is currently illegal. Silly!
Gambling in most societies is viewed as immoral, and often banned. But the experience of liquor prohibition should be a warning to us all. In the USA, prohibition was enacted in 1932 with massive support from churches, temperance societies and women's organizations.