The history of gambling on cricket matches dates back to the 80s. Pakistan and India are up against each other at Eden Gardens, Kolkata, in the ongoing World T20.
Bookmakers have reportedly placed bets worth billions on the heavyweight tie in Kolkata between the two cricketing nations.
Talking to our correspondent on condition of anonymity, a bookie from Lahore told that approximately 15 to 20 billion rupees have been staked on today’s match.
He said that though India is being considered favorite for today match, but people in the country are staking their money on Pakistan’s win.
On the other hand, a crackdown on bookmakers is underway by police in Islamabad, Lahore and Rawalpindi.