PokerCircle offers poker as two Indian high courts have determined that poker is a skill-based game. As per the orders of the said high courts, players' abilities to understand opponents, make strategic judgments, and effectively handle their resources influence the game's result rather than luck. These courts have thus ruled that poker is a legitimate activity and is distinct from the category of gambling.

States in India that have banned online poker

The cash games for PokerCircle are not available in the states of Gujarat, Assam, Nagaland, Sikkim, Andhra Pradesh and Telangana. The applicable laws of these states put restrictions on the online games involving monetary stakes. Consequently, individuals residing in Gujarat, Assam, Nagaland, Sikkim, Andhra Pradesh and Telangana will not be able to access PokerCircle for playing cash games.