Live tournaments have had its share of ups and downs in the Indian Subcontinent. However, the current resurgence of live tournaments has got Indian poker operators all wide-eyed. They have a host of live tournaments with a series of new innovations lined up for the poker community. Considering the popularity of Global Live tournaments such as the World Series of Poker, India’s top sites have hit the drawing board, ready to tap into the potential of this market.
The local industry has always been under the legal spotlight. However, with the game legalized in certain regions, operators have been able to offer real money tournaments in the past. The interest of the poker community when it comes to Live events, still remains high, despite the legal uncertainty. Though it did take a back seat and a quiet patch, activity has resumed with gusto in 2019.
Several of the big players have announced their cash festivals at their offshore casinos in Goa. Adda52 with its Deltin Poker Tournament, PokerBaazi offers a completely new venue aboard the Pride II this year. Spartan Poker, on the other hand, is all set to host the India Poker Championship (IPC) within the waterways surrounding Goa.
Indian poker has come a long way; there has been rapid growth with innovations and the nation moving ahead of the times. Live poker is certainly celebrating an upswing at the moment and everyone is benefitting. The surge of live action this summer in India is the proof in the pudding.
Although the country may still have regulatory issues in certain regions, things are looking a whole lot positive now!