Despite being a popular form of entertainment in India, sports betting is currently deemed illegal. However, this practice is widespread, raising serious concerns about the integrity of sport. Recent match-fixing incidents in cricket strongly suggest a new regulatory approach is necessary to prevent criminal organisations from tainting sport in this region of the world.  In this Article, authored for the World Online Gambling Law Report, Aditya Shamlal and Vishnupriya Sainath propose a controlled sports betting market and stronger criminal regulation to deter the activities of illegal organisations and dubious practices that may be compromising the integrity of competitions.

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