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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.


As a goodwill gesture, the world’s leading online poker site PokerStars has announced freerolls across its major markets for the players affected by the…
PokerStars Announces Freerolls with Over $650,000 in Prizes for Players Affected by Recent DDoS Attacks

Over half a million dollars in WCOOP tickets will be given away via freerolls available across PokerStars major markets.


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.


MPN (Microgaming Poker Network) last month rolled out a brand-new poker client called “Prima” which is the operator’s biggest software…
MPN Celebrates Launch of Prima with €50,000 in Freerolls and a €1 Million Guaranteed Tournament Series

The Universal Championship of Poker runs for two weeks starting September 9.


In an attempt to improve the recreational player experience, PokerStars has announced plans to further expand its Seat Me blind lobby into the Italian market.
PokerStars to Roll Out Blind Lobby and Limit Cash Game Multi-Tabling in Italy

The Seat Me” blind lobby system will expand into Italy while a six-table limit on cash games is also trialed.


The ten-day online festival will carry a guarantee of over 7 Crore Rupees ($1.02 million), making it the biggest guaranteed tournament series ever held on an Indian site.
Spartan Poker’s IOPC Set to be India’s Biggest Online Poker Tournament Series

Over $1 million is guaranteed across the ten day festival.


Last week, India’s Law Commission submitted a detailed report to the government urging them to legalize and heavily regulate sports betting and gambling.
India Law Commission “Clarifies” Online Gambling Position Following Political Backlash

The Commission reasserts that a complete ban on online gambling is the most desirable outcome despite its own conclusion this is an impractical and unworkable policy.


The report states that by failing to enforce a complete ban on the illegal gambling, there has been a huge rise in black-money circulation and a further increase in illegal gambling activities.
India Law Commission: Regulated Gambling Not Desirable, but Only Viable Option

While a complete ban is the best scenario, if this is impractical then regulated betting and gambling should be considered, Commission concludes.


Indian independent online poker room PokerBaazi is back with its most prestigious tournament series, the  PokerBaazi Premier League (PPL).
PokerBaazi Premier League Returns with a Summer Edition

Now running four times a year, the PPL is back with over half a million dollars guaranteed over 34 tournaments.


Legalized online poker and igaming along with live gambling in India is a mixed bag. It is legalized on a state-by-state basis. For instance there are licensed…
Online Poker in India: Independent Guide for Players

Legalized online poker and igaming along with live gambling in India is a mixed bag. It is legalized on a state-by-state…


The site’s biggest tournament of the week, the Sunday Special, is set to become even bigger: Its guarantee has been doubled from 12 Lac ($17,820) to 25 Lac ($37,125).
Despite Overlays PokerStars India Raises Weekly Tournament Guarantees by 40%

Sunday Special doubled and Sunday Storm increased by a factor of ten as competition in the Indian market heats up.


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