Rs 2,000 crore bet on India-Pak title clash


New Delhi: Around Rs 2,000 crore will be wagered on Sunday’s ICC Champion’s Trophy final between Indian and Pakistan, according to estimates by the All India Gaming Federation (AIGF).

India appeared to be a clear favourite of bookies on Friday but not by a large margin. For instance, if one bets Rs 100 on India, and Virat Kohli’s team wins, one will get back around Rs 147, according to Betfair. On the other hand, if Pakistan wins, one will earn around Rs 300.

“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,” said Rolland Landers, CEO of AIGF.

This is the first time India and Pakistan will be meeting in the final of a cricket tournament in around 10 years.

Although gambling is illegal in most parts of the country, Indians can lay their bets through UK websites through their international credit cards and e-wallets, said Landers.

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