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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.


In PokerStars Europe (the three-country shared liquidity network comprising France, Spain and Portugal) the operator is running MicroMillions for the first time.
PokerStars Reveals Summer Schedule in Segregated Markets

Operator to run first ever MicroMillions in Europe and announces the return of MicroSeries in Italy and Summer Series in New Jersey.


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.


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.


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.


The league will include six city-based teams of five players led by a team manager. The free-to-enter online qualification period will be held on Pokerstars.IN during a six week period from June to August.
GPL India and PokerStars.IN Announce Online Qualifiers Schedule

With both facing strong competition from local competitors, the pair will move forward with the inaugural India season of the Global Player League this month.


The operator has entirely removed its fast-fold format Zoom poker, as player pools were found empty most of the time.
PokerStars India Tweaks Cash Games, MTTs in Face of Stiff Local Competition

Sitting fourth in the Indian online poker market in terms of cash game traffic, PokerStars.IN drops MTT guarantees and removes Zoom.


Each member of the winning team will receive a PokerStars Platinum Pass. Two of the team of five will be picked from online qualifiers, played on PokerStars India.
GPL India Finds its Exclusive Skill Game Partner with PokerStars India

GPL India Season 1 qualifiers will be held online on the PokerStars India client from May.


The announcement came hours before PokerStars.IN, the company’s new segregated online poker room in India, went live.
Muskan Sethi Joins PokerStars India as New Team Pro

The newly launched PokerStars.IN announces its first female team pro.


All players in India are required to switch to PokerStars.IN; accounts of Indian poker players on dot-com have been closed.
PokerStars.IN Goes Live: Everything You Need to Know

PokerStars’ India launch includes a lottery sit and go with a 1.8 crore prize pool, the largest seen in the market.


PRO has seen a live PokerStars India client currently active under a private alpha test and can reveal details surrounding the pending launch, including games and stakes offered, MTT schedule and more.
Exclusive: Details of PokerStars’ India Launch Revealed in Early-Access Client

Indian players to see their country flag in the main lobby from next week.


The company has partnered with Sugal & Damani Group to launch a locally licensed site. Other than the games being offered in rupees and segregated from other markets, it is expected that PokerStars.IN will offer much the same service as PokerStars’ other online poker sites.
PokerStars’ Segregated, Rupees-Denominated Indian Poker Room to Launch Next Month

On April 17, all Indian players will be required to switch to PokerStars.IN, the company’s latest segregated online poker room under local license.


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