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Nagpur Authorities Set to Stop Bookmakers and Mobile Gambling

On March 16, 2007, the largest festival of the Cricket World Cup started with fans of the different teams cheering them on across the world. This kind of activity is what stirs bookmakers into a frenzy, since bookmakers earn a lot from the wagers that fans place on which team will win. These fans make their bets with the help of their modern IT equipments, like state of the art computers and mobile phones, in an attempt to escape undetected by the ongoing police raids.

However, officers refuse to give up. They intend to stay alert and ready to catch these illegal betting groups during the Cricket World Cup. The Nagpur Police Division has already cracked secret codes made by the bookmakers for each of the competing teams and are currently undergoing state of the art training to have the skills to stop wagering and hunt down the bookmakers.

Some of these secret codes are Ravana-Sri Lanka, Dushman-Pakistan and Kala-West Indies. After cracking the betting codes, the officers formed an elite cell of the Nagpur Police to go after the town's betting rings.

Bushan Kumar Upadhaya of the Crime Branch ACP commented that when many teams participated in the tournament, bookmakers decided to make the codes in order to maintain some secrecy so that law enforcers, like them would not be able to crack it easily.

To understand how the betting ring works, the special cell of the Nagpur Police has also been trained to trace calls using the Internet, since bookmakers have been using it to avoid being traced by the officers, who are getting more adept to tracing calls made by the bookmakers in connection with gambling bets.

Nonetheless, bookmakers said that they are ready for any eventuality and they have other plans, which include changing the codes since the police already know them. Mobile gambling is another famous way of placing wagers because people no longer have to meet face to face, which makes it difficult for officers to arrest them on the spot.


Wednesday, April 04, 2007