ICE, the world’s largest gaming event, will be hosting a deputation from India at Excel London on February 8, 2017. The organization has partnered with Federation of Indian Chamber of Commerce and Industry (FICCI) and All India Gaming Federation (AIGF) to arrange a two-hour session on the recent developments in the Indian Gaming industry.
The organization has arranged similar India Briefings in 2014 and 2016. This year’s focus will be on the updates and changes in the Indian gaming industry and poker in the last year.
According to the website, the 2-hour session will deal with the recent developments in the Indian gaming industry. Significant issues of online skill licences issued by the Nagaland government, impact of GST and demonetization on the gaming industry, possible entry of Pokerstars to India, as well as the progress on the dialogue of regulating gaming in states will be addressed.
Retired Justice Balbir Singh Chauhan, Chairman of the Law Commission of India (not yet confirmed) would be delivering the keynote address. Vinay Mathur, Deputy-Secretary General of FICCI is scheduled to make the opening remarks, while Roland Landers, CEO of AIGF, will be making a special presentation. The discussion is likely to involve various key Indian and international gaming operators.
A detailed itinerary about the event can be accessed on ICE India Briefing page.
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....