bwin in Talks with India over Internet Sports Betting Regulation

24 September 2007

India may introduce legal Internet football betting with the help of bwin, according to local media reports.

The Navhind Times on Saturday said that bwin executives on Friday made a presentation to the All India Football Federation (AIFF), which addressed legal and financial concerns of the system. And while the AIFF has not made a decision on the proposal, it has not turned it down either.

Alberto Colaco, general secretary of the AIFF told the newspaper that the organization needs to decide how bwin's proposal would ultimately benefit Indian football.

India allows lotteries, including sports draws, but to this date has not allowed citizens to participate in sports betting in the country.