Adda52 case withdrawn in Delhi High Court

Gaussian Networks’ Adda52 ‘poker for stakes’ matter has been withdrawn in the Delhi High Court in light of several new developments in the games of skill industry and at the request of the parties, Glaws reports.

The case was first necessitated by a revision petition filed by Gaussian Network Pvt. Ltd., the company that operates Adda52.com against the 2012 opinion of the district court which noted that online poker for stakes was illegal.

Justice Indermeet Kaur said that recent developments, including the withdrawal of the rummy for stakes case, favorable decisions for poker by the Calcutta and Karnataka High Courts and a Bill passed by the Nagaland legislative assembly recognizing that games of skill can be commercially played affirmatively answered the questions raised in the initial petition.

“The setting aside of the adverse district court opinion by the Delhi High Court is a positive development for the skill games industry,” said Jay Sayta, a gaming lawyer in India.

“Coupled with other developments such as partial recognition of the game of poker by a couple of High Courts and express recognition through a new statute by the Nagaland government, it is increasingly becoming clear that courts will uphold the legality of online skill games.”