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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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India’s Safest Bet- Legalising of Gambling

By Sakshi Pawar and Rishika Mendiratta (Founder and Managing Editor at KhelAdhikar)

As we go past celebrating another National Sports Day, we can be positive about the future of Indian sports. There have been various initiatives by the government and the private players alike to help India become a greater sporting nation.

However there is still a pertinent grey area with respect to legalization of betting and gambling in sports. In light of the constitution of the Law Commission to decide its fate, the article makes an attempt to analyse the importance of an imminent regulation on the legalization of betting and gambling in the country

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