The Gujarat HC has deferred the matter pertaining to whether poker 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.
For those who can’t live a day without playing India’s most popular card game, here is some great news.
More than a month ago the Gujarat High Court had judged poker to be a game which relied considerably on chance; a judgement which affected the countless individuals who play poker in India.
As per the Times of India, Hotel Ramada in Ahmedabad has filed a petition in the Gujarat High Court seeking an order directing the police to allow peaceful conduct of poker games. A similar petition was filed in the Gujarat HC by Kizhakke Naduvath Suresh....