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Gujarat High Court folds on Poker

By Sakshi Pawar (Co-founder and Managing Editor of KhelAdhikar).

“A man has got to play the cards that was dealt him”
This has been true for the poker players and enthusiasts in India in both their professional and legal battles. Poker coming under the ambit of state legislation is still not legally allowed to be played under the mysterious garb of “Game of Skill” in various states. The much anticipated judgment of the Gujarat High Court on the legality of Poker was delivered on Dec 4, 2017. Contrary to most expectations it declared poker to be a game of chance.

This was a major blow for the game in Gujarat and other states where similar petitions are pending. This article by Sakshi Pawar gives us a succinct and precise analysis of the December 4 judgment.

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The Problem of Age Fraud in Indian Sports

By Rishika Mendiratta (Founding and Managing Editor at KhelAdhikar)

The age-old saying, “Once the game is over, the king and the pawn game go back in the same box”, highlights the importance of the ephemeral life of any sport and the players who are a part of it. Unfortunately, this ideal of Fair Play has been tarnished in the Indian sports because of the prevalent age fraud controversies.

Uptil now, the legislative steps taken by the Ministry of Youth and Sports Affairs (MYAS), such as the enactment of The National Code Against Age Fraud in Sports, is a mere paper tiger because of poor implementation measures by the respective sports bodies. In this article Rishika analyses the importance of better framework to prevent age fraud in India.

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