It seems the Gujarat poker matter that enthusiasts of poker have been following so closely is set to come to a conclusion on November 23. The Gujarat HC heard the final arguments of all poker clubs as well as the public prosecutor and state government for hours over the course of three hearings- i.e. on 15th, 18th and 19th September.
A single judge bench consisting of Justice Rajesh Shukla reserved its order on the legality of poker, whether the element of skill supersedes chance and whether it can be played for stakes in clubs across the state.
Justice Shukla also declared that the order will be delivered on 23rd November, 2017. The order of the Gujarat HC is likely to have a crucial impact on the future of online and offline poker in India.
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.
In what can be dubbed as a boost to poker in India, a top government official has stated that Goa’s offshore casinos may soon be shifted on land in the coming years