The 13th season of IPL begins on Saturday, 19th September. At the same time, the betting market is also likely to start. As per gamblers in India, the season 12 winners, Mumbai Indians, is the first choice in the betting market. A few days before the launch of the IPL 2020 in UAE, Gurugram police has asked its intelligence wing, Crime Branch unit, and Station House Officer (SHO) of all districts to keep an eye on the gamblers.
In view of Mumbai Indians' previous performance before IPL 2020, bookies told Rohit Sharma is his favorite player. A bookie has also informed the news agency on the condition of anonymity on which the team is feeling the spirit of the IPL season. "The current price of Mumbai Indians in the IPL is Rs 4.90," said a bookmaker. Then there is Sunrisers Hyderabad, priced at Rs 5.60. Chennai Super Kings are getting Rs 5, Royal Challengers Bangalore Rs 6.20, Delhi Capitals Rs 6.40, Kolkata Knight Riders Rs 7.80, Kings XI Punjab Rs 9.50 and Rajasthan Royals Rs 10."
"The team that has the lowest price is considered to be very strong," the bookie explained in his statement. If anyone puts Rs 1000 on Mumbai Indians and if the Mumbai team wins will, then that person will get Rs 4,900. During the match, rates may go up and down. "The IPL always takes great importance to gamblers. However, gambling in India is illegal. Nevertheless, people are betting for a very long time. The bookie said, "the IPL is a big tournament for us and our client, and it would have caused a lot of damage to our business if it got canceled due to the pandemic." Many people collect money to bet on these matches so that they can repay and put this money into the business. "Let me inform you that the metropolitan city and the small town have become big bastions of betting. There is speculative gambling of crores of rupees in the IPL, but the police are very strict about reining in these people.
According to the official report, "a total of 148 cases have been registered in the Gambling Act, and so far, a total of 235 people have been arrested this year. Last year, 446 cases were registered, and 700 people were arrested under the Gambling Act. "The DCP (headquarters) of Gurugram police said that the police are currently busy with coronavirus, but their unit keeping eyes on the illegal network. He said, "we have asked our police to keep an eye on the syndicate that is doing illegal work or betting."
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