Online poker seems to have received a massive boost last week, owing mostly to Diwali. The festival of lights is said to have mythological links with card games. Many online portals that offer poker saw a huge surge in their services during the festive weekend.
Prior to the initial wave of online poker regulation in the country, experts were suggesting the market could be worth approximately $120 million. Nagaland, one of 29 states in India, has a population of about 2 million people, which is similar in size to the population of southern Nevada, America’s top destination for poker.
Since regulation permitting poker into the state came into effect, other states and courts have been exploring poker options, and players have not only been given access to websites, but the gaming industry has given rise to several offline poker events such as the Indian Poker Sports League.
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....