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Match Manipulation and Inadequacy of Indian Criminal Law

“The integrity of the game is everything” Peter Uberroth
Sporting Integrity is one of the most controversial points of the current century. Issues such as doping, betting, gambling, match-manipulation have engulfed the sporting sphere. In India, the issue of match-fixing has sprung up time and again, highlighting the inadequacy of the current system of administration and governance in mitigating its occurrence. In this article, our Guest Contributor, – Ishwar Singh Poonia has explained the complexities of regulation of match-fixing regulation in India.

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Gujarat High Court folds on Poker

By Sakshi Pawar (Co-founder and Managing Editor of KhelAdhikar).

“A man has got to play the cards that was dealt him”
This has been true for the poker players and enthusiasts in India in both their professional and legal battles. Poker coming under the ambit of state legislation is still not legally allowed to be played under the mysterious garb of “Game of Skill” in various states. The much anticipated judgment of the Gujarat High Court on the legality of Poker was delivered on Dec 4, 2017. Contrary to most expectations it declared poker to be a game of chance.

This was a major blow for the game in Gujarat and other states where similar petitions are pending. This article by Sakshi Pawar gives us a succinct and precise analysis of the December 4 judgment.

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POKER FACE-S BAN IN GUJARAT: Pre-empting the Legal Arguments

The beautiful thing about poker is that everybody thinks they can play.- Chris Moneymaker

The legalization of poker has been a contentious for quite some time now. For the past few months, Gujarat High Court is deliberating upon its legality in its territorial extent. The Gujarat High Court decision scheduled on 23 November 2017, will certainly have nationwide repercussions. While we speculate about the final decision, betting and gambling law enthusiast, Sakshi Pawar’s article provides a comprehensive guidance on this topic.

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India’s Safest Bet- Legalising of Gambling

By Sakshi Pawar and Rishika Mendiratta (Founder and Managing Editor at KhelAdhikar)

As we go past celebrating another National Sports Day, we can be positive about the future of Indian sports. There have been various initiatives by the government and the private players alike to help India become a greater sporting nation.

However there is still a pertinent grey area with respect to legalization of betting and gambling in sports. In light of the constitution of the Law Commission to decide its fate, the article makes an attempt to analyse the importance of an imminent regulation on the legalization of betting and gambling in the country

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