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The Gujarat High Court has adjourned the hearing called by the Indian Poker Association to June 9th, saying the matter was not urgent enough to be taken up in the vacation.

The Calcutta High Court had rejected the plea from Rajat Agarwal's Pokerguru to retain exclusive rights to the brand ‘Spartan Poker’, putting an end to a long running dispute between Poker Guru and Quadrific Media (IPC).

Mizoram’s main Opposition party Mizo National Front has intensified its calls for an investigation into the lottery scandal which allegedly led to Rs 11,808.8 crore (US$1.7 billion) in tax losses from 2012 to 2015.

Delhi police on Saturday busted an illegal online gambling racket on an IPL qualifier match, arresting seven people.

Gambling operators will soon have to succumb to hefty taxes following a ruling which will see all gambling businesses placed under India’s highest tax bracket.

Baadshah Gaming, a poker and fantasy sports portal has entered into a strategic partnership with Mojo Interactive Services India, a subsidiary of Canadian gaming software provider Mojo Games, for their poker solution.

Online poker giant Pokerstars has announced there will be a delay in its plans to launch an India website by at least one to two quarters, according to remarks from Amaya Group CEO Rafi Ashkenazi.

India’s powerful Law Commission acknowledges that the government would raise substantial revenue from regulating the country’s estimated $60 billion gambling industry, but hasn’t decided whether to throw its weight behind efforts to legalize the sector.

 

The horse-racing circuit in India is on its summer break, but off track the industry is lobbying hard to mitigate the effects of a proposed Goods and Services Tax, which officials say may be the death knell for some of the country’s clubs.

 

The horse-racing circuit in India is on its summer break, but off track the industry is lobbying hard to mitigate the effects of a proposed Goods and Services Tax, which officials say may be the death knell for some of the country’s clubs. A council charged with assessing GST limits will meet in Srinagar next week and its decision is likely to be crucial for the industry.



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The Gujarat police have conducted yet another raid on a poker room, the third in recent times.

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