India has ruled on the legality of fantasy sports

India’s Sports Ministry initiated talks over the potential legalization of sports gambling beyond horse racing, which is currently allowed under law. An official from the ministry has discussed ramifications with a member of the United Kingdom’s Gambling Commission.

India has very tough gambling legislation. Horse racing has been legal as a ‘skill game’ for quite some time, and some lotteries also operate in the country but few other gaming ventures are available. This means that fantasy wagers could attract many potential gamblers as a result of its new definition.

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