Glamourised gambling

But the Internet also records variously observant references to the association of three of India's iconic presences ~ Sourav Ganguly, Sachin Tendulkar and Virat Kohli ~ with as many commercial entities specialising in what is being subliminally projected as a recreational pursuit, akin to watching films or listening to movies or gardening.

Gambling ills must be brought into focus

A 2010 study in the UNLV Gaming Research and Review Journal revealed that those classified as problem gamblers were on average 84 per cent more likely to use hard drugs, 31 per cent more likely to binge drink and 260 per cent more likely to hire a prostitute.