Indian Court to decide on poker legality

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The Gujarat Court will reveal its decision regarding the legality of poker on November 23.

India.- After a hearing that was conducted this week and involved arguments of several parts regarding the legality of poker in India, the Gujarat High Court will deliver its judgement on November 23. The court started the discussions earlier this month in order to decide whether poker is a game of skill or not.

Local media reported that different parties argued from September 15-19 the way poker is played, as well as international precedents. In those discussions there were involved the Indian Poker Association Secretary KN Suresh, government counsel, Senior Counsels Mihir Thakore and SV Raju, among other people.

Justice Rajesh Shukla told them that the order will be released on November 23 and the results are set to have major impact on online and offline poker operations in the Asian country. The clubs that petitioned the legality of poker claimed that if the ruling is negative, they will immediately challenge the decision.

Earlier this month, Thakore asked the judge to consider the arguments of two experimented poker players, which marks the first time in the country’s history to allow experts who are not lawyers or party involved in the case to intervene in a constitutional case, the news outlet confirmed. The two players showed videos to the court where it made clear that elect of skill was involved in the game.