Gujarat High Court Sets New Date to Hear Petition

The Gujarat High Court adjourned the petition filed by the Indian Poker Association (IPA) to 9th June. According to a report on GLaws, the Honourable High Court’s order came after the state government filed its written objections to the petition filed by top lawyer KN Suresh on behalf of the IPA on 10th May.

Gujarat High Court
Gujarat High Court

The report said, “It is understood that the matter was not argued in detail today as the public prosecutor contended that the matter was not urgent enough to be taken up in the vacation. The court has now asked the IPA matter to be tagged with similar petitions filed by other clubs and the matter is likely to be heard jointly on 9th June, as it concerns a common issue of law.

Poker clubs in Gujarat have been shut down after multiple police raids on local poker-clubs in the cities of Ahmedabad and Surat. Before the police crackdown, poker clubs had been operating under the impression that the local authorities would not bother them with the status of poker being debated as a ‘game of skill’ in the High Court under a previous petition.

More updates to follow.

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