India rummy ruling delayed again, dealing blow for games of skill

    A key Supreme Court hearing that may finally set the framework for legal gambling on games of skill in India has been delayed once again.  The court was to hear whether the game of rummy, online or offline, could be played for profit on January 14th, but that has now been pushed back again to April 29th. The case is seen as key in establishing the legality of the business models of several rummy websites and offline clubs and by extension will affect all games of skill where stakes are involved. It may unlock a potentially huge market for the industry in India, where casino gambling is banned, and provide an interesting reference point for other jurisdictions in Asia, where games of skill are popular. “The potential of skill games is undoubted and the outcome of the judicial process will make it more favorable for all the key players who are already...

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