Gujarat HC Defers Poker Clubs’ Matter to September 15

The Gujarat HC has deferred the matter pertaining to whether poker in India can be played with stakes in clubs to 15th September, following two senior counsels representing the petitioner clubs were unavailable. Justice Rajesh Shukla while listening to the rebuttal of poker clubs had extensively heard the submissions of Senior Counsel Mihir Thakore last week.

Throughout the course of his submissions, Thakore asked two professional poker players, Abhishek Goindi and Aditya Wadhwani, to make a presentation to the high court.

In the last two hearings, the HC not only heard the practical aspects of the card game from the players but also viewed a few videos showing professional players analysing hands, reading the cards, and watching other players’ expressions.

Justice Shukla signalled in court that he intends to finish the hearing in the matter soon and consequently, it is anticipated that the matter will be brought to its logical conclusion in the coming hearings.