UK’s Poker Regime Blasted As Gutshot Appeal Fails

New legislation governing the running of bricks and mortar poker clubs is “irrational and unjustified” in places, according to a defence barrister in the controversial Gutshot case.Zeeshan Dhar, speaking after Gutshot boss Derek Kelly lost an appeal against his conviction for running unlicensed poker games, said the way poker clubs were treated was unfair compared to the preferential treatment given to bridge clubs.

In addition, he said that the restrictions on private poker clubs were especially unjust given that members of the public will be free to walk into one of the new licensed regional casinos and play poker without question.

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