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Pokerbaazi receives fifth Nagaland online skill games license



Exclusive Baazi Networks Pvt. Ltd., the company which operates online poker website Pokerbaazi is the fifth company to receive a license to operate online poker games from the Nagaland government.

The license issued has been issued under the the Nagaland Prohibition of Gambling and Promotion and Regulation of Online Games of Skill Act, 2016 and the Nagaland Prohibition of Gambling and Promotion and Regulation of Online Games of Skill Rules, 2016. The Nagaland Act and Rules clarifies the legal position that online skill games can be played with stakes or real money across India, unless other states through legislative or executive order prescribe otherwise.

Khelo365, Pokabunga, Pokerhigh and Club Empire are the other four websites that have received a license from the Nagaland government to operate poker games. Navkiran Singh, Director of Baazi Networks and co-founder of Pokerbaazi confirmed that his company has obtained a license for only one game, i.e. poker.

Commenting on the development he stated, “We wanted to take every step necessary to safeguard the players and their interests and we take pride in being extremely transparent. PokerBaazi is India’s most trusted poker website. Our organisation already offers the best promotions, good customer support, proper TDS process and the smoothest withdrawal process; so after updating our software, this move is in keeping with our aim to give the best experience to players in every possible way. is now India’s most trusted legal website. The license will help ease fears among players who feel unsafe in depositing money on online poker platforms. The license officially allows us to operate Texas Hold’em & PLO poker games in states permitting skill based online games and players can play without any apprehensions of legality.”

Jay has researched extensively on gaming laws and has been cited by various media houses and journals as an expert. He has helped leading newspapers in their stories on gaming laws. Jay completed his B.A. LL.B. (Hons.) degree from NUJS, Kolkata in 2015 and is currently based out of Mumbai.