IPL spot-fixing: Bookies reportedly lose Rs.35,000 crore after police crackdown

Following the crackdown on spot fixing scandal, Delhi bookies are facing a huge loss of Rs.35,000 crore as they have stopped spot fixing and gone underground, sources said on Thursday.

updated: May 23, 2013 20:57 IST
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New Delhi: With a pan-India crackdown on betting rackets, Delhi bookies have reportedly suffered a whopping loss of Rs.35,000 crore as most of them have either wind up their business or have gone underground after the spot fixing in the Indian Premier League (IPL).

The business was reportedly worth Rs.50,000 crore at the start of the Indian Premier League (IPL), but within a week, with the arrest of three Rajasthan Royals cricketers, it has been reduced to Rs.15,000 crore, Delhi Police sources told IANS.

According to police officials, with the authorities cracking down on the betting racked in major cities, including Mumbai, Ahmedabad and Chennai, betting syndicates have stopped taking wagers. Even the hawala operators have gone missing.

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