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PokerStars India recently began its full-scale promotion in the Indian market by signing a renowned Bollywood actor.
PokerStars Leaps Up the Rankings in India Following Bollywood Actor Signing

PokerStars.IN cash game traffic nearly triples following marketing campaign.


Surprisingly, the WSOP focus is no greater than in India, a country which could not be much further geographically from Las Vegas.
Indian Operators Go Big on WSOP Packages

The big three, Adda52, Spartan Poker and PokerBaazi along with lesser know 9 Stack are all offering World Series of Poker packages in multiple month long promotions.


PokerStars India has signed Bollywood actor Nawazuddin Siddiqui as brand ambassador, one of the most successful and recognizable stars in the country.
In Major Push into India, PokerStars Signs Bollywood Star as Brand Ambassador

With the signing of Bollywood actor Nawazuddin Siddiqui the company begins airing first-ever poker television commercials in the country—already causing a spike in traffic.


India’s PokerBaazi has set a new record by hosting the country’s biggest online poker tournament in history.
PokerBaazi’s “Game Changer” Creates Record-Breaking Online Tournament Prize Pool in India

Despite carrying an ambitious 2 Crore guarantee, it smashed through it to set the record for largest poker tournament in market history.


PokerBaazi has announced a 2 Crore ($283,425) guaranteed online tournament dubbed as “Game Changer” which is set to be the biggest online poker tournament in the country.
PokerBaazi Announces India’s Biggest Online Poker Tournament “Game Changer”

The “Game Changer” tournament from PokerBaazi boasts a guarantee of 2 Crore—the biggest in the Indian market.


The body has demanded India’s law enforcement agency, Enforcement Directorate (ED) to investigate and take action against unlawful offshore online betting.
Indian Gaming Industry Group Asks Prime Minister to Take Action Against Offshore Gambling Websites

AIGF seeks Government’s intervention to block offshore betting and gambling sites which it says are illegally soliciting and accepting players from India.


World Poker Tour returned to India to host its second live tournament series at Deltin Royale Casino in Goa.
WPT Concludes India’s Biggest Ever Live Tournament Series

WPT India successfully hosted its second live tournament series in the country with a record turnout.


India's largest and one of its first online poker rooms, Adda52, has launched a new loyalty program called Adda52 Advantage.
India’s Adda52 Launches New Loyalty Program “Adda52 Advantage”

Adda52, India’s leading online poker room replaces its traditional VIP program with an innovative and unique loyalty program that offers both randomized rewards and a rakeback system.


PokerNation has announced it will temporarily cease operations as a part of restructuring process from September 15.
India’s PokerNation Set to Leave MPN India Network

PokerNation has announced its plans to launch an independent poker room, leaving the future of Microgaming’s Indian network in doubt.


The World Poker Tour (WPT) has inked a four-year partnership with partypoker LIVE. The partnership will host up to seven international poker events across Canada and Europe in the four-year span, with each event offering up to €3 million in prize pool.
WPT Partners with partypoker LIVE for Events in Europe and Canada

The new partnership between the World Poker Tour and partypoker LIVE involves seven international events with over €21 million combined in guarantees.


It seems that global online poker site PokerStars is readying to launch yet another online poker variant: Six Plus Hold’em, also known as Short Deck…
Exclusive: PokerStars’ Next New Online Poker Game Could be Six Plus Hold’em

New leak suggests that the online poker room plans to launch 6+ Hold’em, also known as Short Deck Poker, the action-filled online poker variant that’s proved a hit in Asia.


PokerStars is planning a marketing push in India in the last quarter of this year, moving past what it calls a “soft launch” that started in April.
PokerStars Plans India Marketing Push in Q4 Following “Soft Launch”

Operator admits that the product “is not really ready” but plans to focus on the new market next quarter.


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