From being one of those games which were looked down as unfair and biased as gambling , to finally reaching a height where it is one of the most widely played games in and around the world , poker has seen it all. Online poker has only increased the players and lovers of poker online, multifold since its arrival into the digital world. Today, millions of Indians are into the game of pokeronline increasing the number by at least forty percent during poker friendly festivals as Diwali and Holi.
Entrepreneurs are looking at the gambling game as one of the most promising millennial industry and youngsters from colleges to grownups working are finding online poker as the most entertaining as well as challenging games to put their hands on.
Growing Number Of Players:
The popularity of poker in recent years has increased. Poker online, in all its glory is seen into the daily hostel lives if students as well as in local trains of Delhi and Kolkata as people go about in their mundane lives. So, what makes online Poker one of the “here to stay” games in India today?
The Legal Take:
Throughout the country, the laws surrounding poker online varies. However, the legal age for playing poker remains 18 years or above.
As there has been a lot of ambiguity surrounding the use of real money while poker games, the companies have developed several alternatives like Teen patti and English Poker. States like Assam and Orissa have completely banned the use of real money in poker games. Ankur DewaniCEO,Pokerstar says that poker is a skill based game and there is enough evidence to prove that.
However, many of the companies are still organizing poker taking advantage of the fact that the judgement regarding Poker is still unclear and obscure. Jay Sayta , founder Glaws.in says , “Online Poker platforms are running on the premise that they are on the right side of the law.”
Distinctive poker personalities:
Varun Mahan, cofounder Poker Dangal has managed to build a 40 crores business, courtesy the popularity of online poker. He says that though a live game is still the best but online poker adds to the convenience and hence the popularity.
No wonder, online poker today is one of the most popular and promising industry. Given, the number of players increasing worldwide, sure enough it is a game to stay.