Whether Bet 365 is legal in India or not?


Yes, Bet365 is perfectly legal in India Unless you live in a state where online betting is prohibited (such as Sikkim or Nagaland). Then you may be restricted from using betting sites like Bet365. But if you’re like most Indians, then Bet365 is legal and safe to use.

The reason for Bet365 is not banned in India is that it does not operate from Indian soil. The servers of Bet365, Dream11 are located in countries where betting on sports events is legal.

Indian laws have jurisdiction only over the activities that take place within the geographical boundary of the country.

For example, An Indian flies abroad to England and bets on a sporting event is not doing anything illegal. The reason is that the Law of England allows betting on sports events under legal activities.

On the other hand, if a person is caught doing the same in a country where betting on a sports event is illegal, he will be considered as a culprit under anti-gambling laws.

Similarly, there are states of India where operating casinos is illegal.Whereas running the same in Las Vegas is legal according to the local laws. Hence, the Law of the land where they operate takes supremacy over Indian Laws.

Reference: Indian Contract Act, 1872

Public Gambling Act of 1867



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