Gambling in UK has been legal since ages and the Sunday’s Champions Trophy 2017 title clash between arch rivals India and Pakistan has ensured that the gambling would be at its peak. According to estimates by the All India Gaming Federation (AIGF) around Rs 2000 crore will be wagered on this Sunday’s final match between India and Pakistan. India who is the title holders was the clear favourites of bookies on Friday but not be a huge margin. If someone bets Rs 100 on India and Virat Kohli’s team wins then he would be getting back around Rs 147 according to Betfair. However, if Pakistan wins then one will earn around Rs 300. India vs Bangladesh Champions Trophy 2017 semi-final match gave birth to hilarious tweets and memes!
According to Rolland Landers, CEO of AIGF, “It has been estimated by many studies that roughly a total of Rs 2 lakh crore is wagered on all matches that India play throughout the year.” He also said, “And since this is the first time India and Pakistan will be meeting in the final of a cricket tournament in around 10 years, the bets are high.” Rishi Kapoor ruffles Pakistani fans’ feathers the wrong way ahead of India-Pakistan Champions Trophy 2017 final match
The bets are not only placed on the outcome of the match but there are different options for betting too. One can gamble on other aspects of the game as well, such as 10-over score by each team or even total scores by both teams. In India gambling is illegal but Indians can lay their bets through UK websites through their international credit cards and e-wallets, said Landers.