The structure of the games offered on Poker Saint, which is our intellectual property, is duly supported by legislations and judicial pronouncements prevailing in India. In order to ensure that the manner in which we are offering games on our website is legal. We at our part made sure that we are not violating any laws of the Indian constitution, by some of the respected law firms in India, for the safety and convenience of our players. Information is never enough.
POKER - A GAME OF SKILL
Meaning and differentiation from gambling
Game of skill is defined as playing a game where luck has little or no role to play and the winner is entirely determined by the intellect and skill of the player
The Central legislation governing gaming in India is the Public Gambling Act, 1867. Section 12 of the Public Gambling Act, 1867, provides that games of mere skill are exempt from the application of the Act. The Supreme Court of India and various High Courts in India have opined that a game of mere skill is a game “in which, although the element of chance necessarily cannot be entirely eliminated, success depends principally upon the superior knowledge, training, attention, experience and adroitness of the player. A game of skill is one in which the element of skill predominates over the element of chance.” No penalty can be imposed upon a person for playing such games of skill.