ESSA welcomes the Indian Law Commission’s recommendation

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ESSA welcomes the Law Commission’s recommendation to licence and regulate sports betting in India.

We strongly encourage Parliament and state legislatures to enact the broad premise of the Law Commission’s recommendations and in line with the detailed response ESSA provided to the consultation last year. As the Law Commission states, prohibition has been ineffective and has resulted in widespread unlicensed betting.

The only way to address that and the significant integrity issues it brings is to enact a clear regulatory framework for betting. Such action will undoubtedly have sizable possible economic and integrity impacts.

ESSA is ready to work closely with Indian sports and authorities to ensure and maintain the integrity of sporting events within that new framework,” stated Khalid Ali, Secretary General of ESSA (Sports Betting Integrity).