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Pokeryaar joins Microgaming Poker Network


on, operated by Lucknow-based Club Empire Tech Pvt. Ltd., has joined the Microgaming-led India Poker Network, as per a company announcement.

Available through download, instant play and mobile, is live with Omaha, Hold’em and Five-Card poker variants, alongside MPN’s Fish Party, the industry’s only progressive jackpot SNGs. The poker site offers players a range of integrated payment gateways, as well as a localised user interface specifically designed for Indian players.

Aman Shahpuri, Commercial Director at Club Empire, comments: Poker Yaar will completely revolutionise the skilled gaming sector in India. With state of the art technology and a customised product for the Indian market, we aim to take poker mainstream and give an entertainment platform to our target audience. We want to be the number one online poker platform in India and working with Microgaming and their world-class poker product puts us in the best possible position to achieve this.”

Commenting on the development, Jean Luc Ferriere, Director of Network Games at Microgaming, said, “It is fantastic to welcome yet another dynamic, young brand to our Indian Poker Network. We’ve made significant progress with the network, particularly in product and operations through 2017, and 2018 only promises even bigger and better things. We are extremely positive about the prospects of this important segment, and now is a great time to get involved.”

Poker Yaar is the fourth poker operator to go live on the Microgaming’s Indian Poker Network. Essel Group-linked Pokernation and Mercury Poker as well as Sugal and Damani Group-linked Khelplay are the other three websites that are part of Microgaming’s India network. 

Microgaming operates the India Poker Network through their Kolkata-based software company Corundum Software Pvt. Ltd.  Last year, Club Empire Tech had obtained a license from the Nagaland government to operate online skill games.

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.