World Cup Cricket Gambling in India

India's black economy is huge, estimated to be much more than the country's national income. Quite a bit of the unaccounted wealth is stashed in foreign accounts, held as cash, gold, benami (false ownership) properties, stocks and more. Some of this money is being poured into the massive illegal gambling or satta as locally referred accompanying the 10th Cricket World Cup being jointly hosted by India, Sri Lanka and Bangladesh, which has been underway since Feb. 19 and is scheduled to run into early April. The sport, which features 14 national teams competing for the cup, is followed passionately by hundreds of millions of people across the world, but obsessively in the subcontinent.

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