MANGALORE : It has been reliably learnt that betting to the tune of several lakhs of rupees was in full swing in Udupi and Mangalore for the Srilanka Premiere League cricket match. According to reports, the betting amount exceeded Rs 2.5 crores a day.
If seven notorious bookies are making hay while the sun shines in Mangalore, two more are said to be operating from Udupi. There is a complaint that the police have remained apathetic despite being aware of the betting racket. Sources also reveal how the bookies have made it a practice to go on foreign tours, after every season.