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AIGF plans to approach NITI Aayog for legalising betting



New Delhi, Sep 23: Contending that legalising sports betting was one of the ways to deal with paucity of funds faced by sports bodies in the country, the All India Gaming Federation (AIGF) is mulling petitioning the Niti Aayog in this regard.

The newly-launched apex body to manage the gaming industry in the country, has already sent recommendations to Prime Minister Narendra Modi regarding the matter and cited the example of Britain, which finished second in the Rio Olympics medals tally, benefitting from betting-permitting laws, an AIGF release said on Friday.

This comes close on the heels of Niti Aayog's 20-point plan of action which identifies 10 priority sports with a target to win 50 medals in the 2024 Olympics.

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