IPA petition adjourned to June 9

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, Glaws reports.

Earlier this month, the Indian Poker Association, represented by IPA Secretary KN Suresh had approached the vacation bench of the High Court for an urgent hearing, stating that its right to trade and commerce is affected due to police’s continuous threats and harassment.

The court has asked the IPA matter to be grouped with similar petitions filed by other clubs, and the matter is likely to be heard jointly on June 9.

It is understood that IPA has also temporarily suspended its operations in the Radisson Blu Hotel in New Delhi after concerns were raised by the hotel management about the lack of a written assurance from the police stating that poker is a game of skill and that no license is required to conduct games.