Cricket betting shifting to small cities of MP, police say

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Indore, Feb 16 (PTI) Satta'' (betting) gangs in the stateare now choosing to operate from small cities and touristdestinations, according to police.

These rackets accept bets not only on internationalcricket matches, but even the English County ties, a seniorpolice officer told PTI on the condition of anonymity.

Police regularly conduct raids on betting operations inbig cities, so the operators are shifting to small towns aheadof the cricket world cup, he said.

Further, internet, which is now available everywhere, isbeing used extensively by the betting operators.

They even use a special "software", which connects mobilephones (through which bets are accepted) to the computerdirectly. Calls are then recorded, to maintain accounts, theofficer said. PTI HWP/AS KRK

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