Legality of Playing Poker Online
Is playing online poker real money legal in India
The one word answer for this query is ‘Yes'. It is totally legal to play poker online in India.
PokerLion is operated by Stuti Hardware Pvt. Ltd., a company incorporated as per the Companies Act 2011 having its registered office at 1303, Signet Tower, 13th floor, College More, DN-2, Salt Lake City, Sector V, Kolkata, West Bengal 700091.
Section 12 of the Public Gambling Act, 1867 offers “games of mere skill” are exempted from the Act. The Supreme Court of India and various other High Courts in India have suggested that “a game of mere skill” is a game in which, although the component of chance essentially cannot be fully eliminated, success depends mainly on the better knowledge, training, concentration, experience and skilfulness of the player.
It might be noted that States are legalized, by the Indian Constitution, to enact laws regulating gambling and betting in their relevant jurisdictions. In continuance of these powers, different States have passed anti-gambling legislation's. Such legislation's are mainly in concern with the Public Gambling Act of 1867 (and include the exception of “games of skill and luck”). Where a State legislation on gambling exists, it reigns over the Public Gambling Act of 1867. In this regard, the Assam Game and Betting Act, 1970 and Orissa (Prevention of) Gambling Act, 1955 and Telangana State Gaming (Amendment) Ordinance and High Court Judgment in Gujarat, 2017 forbids games with money stakes and also does not create an exemption for games of skill and luck. So, at present, residents of Assam, Odisha, Telangana and Gujarat are not allowed to play on our website.
Stuti Hardware Pvt. Ltd. obeys with all laws and regulations valid to online poker games. Stuti Hardware Pvt. Ltd. will additionally obey with any modification in this current legal position due to any order of a court of proficient jurisdiction, authoritarian body, central or state government or law enforcement group.
We permit players from all states and union territories in India except Assam, Odihsa, Telangana and Gujarat to play online poker at PokerLion.
For any further clarifications or information on the legality of playing on this website, reach us at firstname.lastname@example.org