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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.


Spartan Poker has announced the return of its flagship online MTT series, India Online Poker Championship (IOPC).
India’s Spartan Poker IOPC will Once Again be India’s Biggest Online Tournament Series

India Online Poker Championship (IOPC) boasts over 8.5 Crore ($1.2 Million) guaranteed prize pools across the ten-day festival.


In the dot-com international market, Winter Series boasts $40 million guarantee prize pool across 240 tournaments.
PokerStars’ $40 Million Guaranteed Winter Series is its Biggest Schedule Yet

With 240 tournaments in the dot-com market alone, the Xmas MTT series is the most expansive the operator has ever hosted.


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.


PokerStars Indian room will soon launch an MTT tournament leaderboard that will pay out 5 Lacs ($7065).
PokerStars to Launch Monthly MTT Tournament Leaderboard in India

While long gone as a promotional tool in the dot-com market, PokerStars seeks to match the local competition and compete in MTTs.


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.


PokerStars unveils its first online tournament series—Diwali Rush for its Indian players. More than 1.5 Crore ($200,000) is guaranteed over the course of eight days.
PokerStars India Schedules its First-Ever Online Tournament Series “Diwali Rush”

The new series coincides with India’s biggest Hindu festival.


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.


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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