Online poker & Rummy site - India
We are planning to start an online rummy and poker (and other skill games) website.
We are based out of hyderabad. Need services by a lawyer with expertise in online gaming laws on how to go about the whole process and be associated with us long term for legal advice.
Asked in Business Law from Hyderabad, Andhra Pradesh
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.permission only permit poker for “recreational purposes” and hence whether the game can be played commercially for profit or stakes could be called into question in future.
a District Court in New Delhi held that all online games, whether games of skill or chance involving cash are illegal as per the Gaming as well as Information Technology Act and allied Rules according to a news report in Card Player magazine.
Additional District Judge Ina Malhotra in her opinion stated that games of skill including games like chess, poker, bridge and rummy do not enjoy the Constitutional right to freedom of trade and commerce guaranteed under Article 19(1)(g) of the Constitution