PokerStars Players in India Moving to New Platform; Promises Enhanced User Experience

PokerStars Players in India Moving to New Platform; Promises Enhanced User Experience

It's a new era for PokerStars players in India!

From this week, players can take advantage of new software, greater liquidity and a larger player base after moving to the newly developed Poker Platform, tailored by Flutter to the Indian gaming community.

The move to the platform, created by PokerStars' parent company Flutter, is currently used by its Indian brand Junglee and will see the player pools combine in a localisation effort aiming to cater to the specific preferences and needs of Indian players.

What Does This Mean?

The switch won't be too dramatic for players in India, with the new software maintaining the PokerStars brand and feel. But the company says not only will this lead to an enhanced user experience overall, but access to the Junglee player base — which is greater than the existing PokerStars India player pool — will bring additional benefits.

As part of the transition, PokerStars and Junglee Games plan to introduce new formats and game types in the coming months, offering players an even broader range of gaming options and experiences on the combined Flutter India Poker platform.

Certain formats such as Spin and Go will not be available from the outset but are currently in development to be deployed over the coming months.

As PokerStars and Junglee Games embark on this transformative journey, players can expect a seamless transition to the new platform, with ongoing enhancements and updates aimed at elevating the gaming experience to new heights whilst keeping the ethos of PokerStars at the core.

What is Junglee Games?

Junglee Games is an Indian gaming company that develops and publishes casual and social games, as well as real-money gaming offerings. Based in San Francisco, California, the company was founded in 2012 and acquired by Flutter Entertainment in 2021.

The company is one of the leading gaming companies in India, with its flagship product Junglee Rummy one of the largest rummy brands in the world, and Howzat helping revolutionize fantasy sports in India.

Junglee Poker was launched in August 2023, having previously been known as Poker India.

PokerStars and India

Both PokerStars and India have a rich history together, with the site first launching as PokerStars.IN. This news came three years after the first Indian PokerStars Team Pro in the shape of Aditya Agarwal, with Muskan Sethi (pictured) joining the site in 2018, calling it a "dream come true."

She told PokerNews the following year that old stereotypes when it comes to poker and gambling are changing in her home country.

"People are respecting the game," she said in an interview. "In India, people are getting into it because they're making their parents understand. The same people who gambled during the festivals are taking poker seriously and they're getting into this because they realize this is like every other profession."

In recent months, India has a new poker superstar in the shape of Santhosh Suvarna who was nominated for GPI Breakout Player of the Year, and is now less than $1m away from Vivek Rajkumar at the top of the India all-time money list after his €25,000 High Roller win at EPT Paris.

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