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Rajasthan HC Reiterates that Dream11 is a Game of Skill

A division bench of the Rajasthan High Court in an order given last week, reiterated the earlier pronouncements of the Punjab & Haryana and Bombay High Courts that ruled fantasy sports to be games of skill and consequently falling outside the ambit of gambling/betting legislations. The division bench comprising of Chief Justice Indrajit Mohanty and […]

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Bombay HC rules fantasy sports to be a game of skill, approves Dream11’s format and manner of payment of GST

A division bench of the Bombay High Court comprising of Justices Bharati H. Dangre and Ranjit More in a recent Public Interest Litigation (PIL) filed by one Gurdeep Singh Sachar, ruled that the daily fantasy sports games offered by Dream11 depends upon the user’s skill and judgment and is undoubtedly a game of skill. The […]

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Gaming Poker

Senior Telangana leader answers ‘complicated’ question on whether poker is a game of skill

Working President of the ruling Telangana Rashtriya Samiti (TRS) KT Rama Rao answered a Twitter users question on whether he feels the game of poker involves skill or not. While fielding questions from citizens on Twitter, a user named Arvind asked the senior Telangana politician and son of current Chief Minister K Chandrasekhar Rao to […]

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Poker

Israeli parliament may recognise poker as a game of skill

Sharren Haskel, a member of the Israeli parliament ‘Knesset’ has introduced a new bill in the legislature that seeks to permit and regulate poker tournaments in the country, while giving recognising it as a game of skill. Haskel, a parliamentarian belonging to the Likud party has introduced the Bill to give effect to certain observations […]

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Petition seeking recognition for poker as a game of skill withdrawn from Delhi HC

Exclusive A criminal writ petition filed by poker player Karan Mutha in the Delhi High Court seeking recognition for the card game as one that involves skill and asking for quashing of criminal charges has now been withdrawn from the court. Mutha in his petition filed last year had claimed that the police while raiding a […]

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Delhi HC to hear petition seeking recognition for poker as a game of skill

The Delhi High Court has agreed to hear a petition seeking recognition of poker as a game of skill and quashing of gambling charges for playing the game of poker. The quashing petition has been filed by one Karan Mutha, a resident of New Delhi, who was arrested in a raid on a gambling house […]

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Punjab & Haryana HC rules fantasy sports to be a game of skill

The Punjab and Haryana High Court in an order dated 18th April, 2017 has ruled that playing fantasy sports online does not amount to gambling and involves a substantial degree of skill. The ruling was made by a single judge bench of Justice Amit Rawal while hearing a petition filed by Advocate Varun Gumber and […]

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Legal & Regulatory Poker

In historic verdict, Bangalore High Court says poker is a game of skill, decision to open floodgates for gaming industry

In a historic observation passed by the Karnataka High Court in Indian Poker Association v. State of Karnataka, (WP Nos.  39167 to 39169 of 2013) the Court ruled that playing skill games like poker in recreational clubs is permitted and no license is required for the same on 8th October 2013. Justice AS Bopanna of […]

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Legal & Regulatory Poker

New York federal court rules that poker is a game of skill, decision expected to have implications on the Indian gaming industry

In August 2012, a New York federal court held that poker is a game of skill and cannot be punished under the Illegal Gambling Business Act. The judge in the court discussed various statistical evidence and research data to come to the conclusion that poker is a game of skill separate from gambling. Though the […]

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Bill Classifying Poker, Fantasy Sports as Skill Games Introduced in Nebraska

A legislation defining various games like poker, fantasy games and sports betting as games of skills has been introduced by state Sen. Justin Wayne (D-Omaha) in Nebraska, United States of America, as reported by Cards Chat. Currently, Nebraska doesn’t allow gambling in most forms. If the bill is passed, it will allow operators in the […]