What is the harm in legalising betting, says CBI Director Ranjit Sinha

New Delhi, News Nation Bureau | Updated : 12 November 2013, 10:47 PM

In a move to legalise betting, Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) Director Ranjit Sinha said that there is no point in a ban which cannot be enforced.

Sinha while speaking at the session, "Ethics and integrity in sports--need for a law and role of CBI" said, "If we can have lottery in states, if we can have casinos at holiday resorts. If the government can declare schemes of voluntary disclosure for black money, so what's the harm in legalising betting. Besides you'll have enforcement agencies to look into it."

"I think if the law enforcement authorities actually do feel that legalising betting will lead to better governance and reduce corruption then I am all for it," he added.

With betting in IPL tournament estimated to be around Rs 66,000 crore business, an option to legalise betting has been considered by many in recent times.

First Published: Tuesday, November 12, 2013 10:39 PM
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