Working President of the ruling Telangana Rashtriya Samiti (TRS) KT Rama Rao answered a Twitter users question on whether he feels the game of poker involves skill or not.
While fielding questions from citizens on Twitter, a user named Arvind asked the senior Telangana politician and son of current Chief Minister K Chandrasekhar Rao to address complicated issues too and give clarity on whether poker is a game of skill or not, although the game is not expressly banned.
Replying to the query, Rao tersely stated ‘Not a big fan of poker sir.’
In a similar interactive session in July 2017, replying to a user on the Telangana government’s decision to ban online skill games which is played by an individual out of his/her free choice, Rao had justified the move to ban all gaming for stakes stating that ‘There’s a huge difference between gambling & gambling. Online/offline gambling involves crores of rupees is against the law in Telangana.’