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MS Dhoni is PokerStars India’s New Brand Ambassador

PokerStars India has signed former captain of the Indian cricket team, Mahendra Singh Dhoni (MS Dhoni), as its new brand ambassador, as announced on the brand’s facebook page. The announcement of the endorsement deal was delayed due to COVID-19’s impact on the world and postponement of the Indian Premier League (IPL) and other sports events. […]

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PokerStars India starts airing television commercials featuring new brand ambassador Nawazuddin Siddiqui

Sachiko Gaming operated PokerStars India has announced that it has on-boarded popular Bollywood actor Nawazuddin Siddiqui as its brand ambassador, who would be starring in a series of television advertisements for PokerStars India. Currently, PokerStars India, along with creative agency Ogilvy, has shot three television commercials with Siddiqui each with a different narrative, challenging the audience […]

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PokerStars India sponsors eight players to participate in $25 million tournament in Bahamas; none make it to final table

The picturesque island of Bahamas hosted a poker tournament organised by online poker leader PokerStars. The world’s leading online poker company hosted the ‘PokerStars Caribbean Adventure 2019’ from 5th January to 16th January, 2019. To popularise poker in India, eight players were sponsored by PokerStars to  play at the tournament. They entered the tournament by […]

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Stars Group CEO says PokerStars India website in ‘soft launch’ stage; marketing activities to start by year end

Canada-based The Stars Group, the parent company of the PokerStars brand, said that its India product is still in its nascent stage and that the company has not yet started full fledged marketing and promoting activities. The company added that it would start proper marketing campaigns by the fourth quarter of this calendar year. Responding […]

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GPL India season 1 to be held from May 2018 onwards, PokerStars to be online partner

Eight months after a grand announcement to launch an Indian poker league, Mediarex Sports & Entertainment’s Global Poker League (GPL) has finally announced the tentative schedule of GPL India season 1’s online qualifiers. According to the company’s press release, GPL India season 1 online qualifiers will be held from May-August 2018 on their online partner […]

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Feature: PokerStars India CEO Ankur Dewani speaks about the company’s launch, vision and road ahead for poker

Exclusive In this exclusive interview, newly appointed CEO of Sachiko Gaming Pvt. Ltd (PokerStars India), Ankur Dewani, speaks about the company’s  vision in India, what is in store for players and the challenges that the poker industry will have to face. Dewani has been associated with the gaming industry for more than a decade and before […]

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Breaking news: PokerStars India website to start operations on 17th April

Exclusive Rational Intellectual Holdings Limited and its India licensee, Sachiko Gaming Private Limited have announced that the PokerStars India website will commence operations on 17th April, 2018, as per an update posted on the pokerstars.in website. As per the update, Sachiko Gaming has claimed that the world’s largest poker brand will be live very soon and […]

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PokerStars partners with Sugal & Damani Group for India website

Exclusive Canada-based The Stars Group Inc. (earlier known as Amaya Gaming Group) has partnered with lottery and gaming conglomerate, Sugal & Damani, for its India-facing online poker website pokerstars.in. WhoIs records indicate that the domain name ‘pokerstars.in‘ is owned by Kolkata-registered Sachiko Gaming Private Limited, which is an offshoot of Mumbai-based online skill games company Sachar […]

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Pokerstars reiterates its commitment to enter India by year end

Global poker giant, Amaya Group has once again reiterated their intention of entering the Indian market by the end of 2017. Eric Hollreiser, vice president of corporate communications of Pokerstars in an interview to Isle of Man Today said that they expect to launch an India-specific poker website by year-end. “In India we are expecting […]

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Pokerstars delays India launch to Q3 or Q4 of 2017

Pokerstars, the world’s biggest poker website has delayed its plans to launch an India website by at least one or two quarters. According to remarks made by Amaya Group CEO Rafi Ashkenazi, the company hopes to launch its India operations by Quarter 3 or Quarter 4 of 2017 at the latest. Ashkenazi added that the […]