Sports Betting will now be permitted in Sikkim, India

India has one of the largest underground sports betting markets in the world and the sport generating the most illegal wagering is cricket, which is considered the “second biggest religion” in India by some.

While there are a number of sports played within the land of 1.2 billion, the game of cricket is what evokes the greatest interest and the highest number of illegal bets. Bookies operate an underground network and have been accused of fixing a number of cricket matches both domestically and internationally.

Sikkim, India has decided that it is time for sports betting to be made legal within the state and the Sikkim Legislative Assembly approved the Sikkim Online Gaming (Regulation) Amendment Bill 2015 in August. The new bill will allow gambling establishm…