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Gujarat HC Rejects Plea For Permitting Poker And Rummy At Club [Read Order]

Apoorva Mandhani
20 Nov 2017 9:30 AM GMT
Gujarat HC Rejects Plea For Permitting Poker And Rummy At Club [Read Order]
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The Gujarat High Court, on Friday, turned down a Petition demanding that the games of Poker and Rummy be permitted at a city club.

The Court was hearing Petitions reportedly contending that since Poker is a game of skill and not chance, it does not amount to gambling.

One of the Petitioners, Mr. Samir Patel had, therefore, sought a direction to the police authorities and the Department of Sports and Culture to issue a 'no objection certificate' (NOC) or a license  enabling him to run a Poker room in his club.

Justice J.B. Pardiwala, however, dismissed the Petition at the admission stage, with the order noting, "No case worth the name is made out".

Read the Order Here

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