Poker is well known for requiring a high level of intelligence and mental toughness. Statistics experts, economists, and world-class chess players all concur that poker needs a high level of ability. All Indian states, with the exception of Telangana, Andhra Pradesh, Sikkim, Nagaland, Assam, Arunachal Pradesh, Tamil Nadu, and Sikkim, exempt Â¡Â°games of skillÂ¡Â± or Â¡Â°games of mere skillÂ¡Â± from the definition of gambling.
Offering skill games is a fundamental Indian constitutional right, hence they cannot be prohibited, according to a number of Supreme Court judgments.
The High Courts of Karnataka and Calcutta have ruled that poker games cannot be used as a means of law enforcement intervention. Based on this legal context, a number of legal experts and jurists have come to the conclusion that playing online poker is entirely lawful in India.
We abide by all applicable laws and ordinances governing skill-based online games. We will also comply with any court order, regulatory body, federal or state agency, or law enforcement organization that alters our current legal status.
We are keeping a close eye on this process, though, as there are ongoing lawsuits in several venues. Additionally, we have a legal team that works hard to guarantee that IndiaÂ¡Â¯s gaming laws are crystal clear and reliable. While every effort has been made to assure the websiteÂ¡Â¯s legality, players are advised to verify their local laws if they have any doubts. We are also involved in litigation to bring about this clarity in the law.
All Indian states and union territories are allowed to participate, with the exception of Andhra Pradesh, Assam, Odisha, Nagaland, Tamil Nadu, Arunachal Pradesh, Sikkim, and Telangana. We do not currently enable residents of these states to play poker for real money due to the odd wording of gambling legislation in a few states.