Indian business conglomerate Essel Group has announced the launch of its new poker website, Pokernation.com.
Pokernation is part of the Indian Poker Network (IPN) which includes Khelplay.com, a rummy site. Commenting on the development, Says Sree Ram Somayajula, assistant vice president of Pokernation.com said: “Playing online and ‘live’ against faceless but skilled opponents is an adrenaline pumping activity that never fades, as you get the opportunity to play against different people every single moment. Apart from its single minded focus on the sport of poker, what sets pokernation.com apart from other players in the market will be it’s emphasis on teaching the finer nuances of the game to beginners and amateurs alike and providing them with a platform to experience the game in all its varied colours”.
The new website is the latest entrant in the Indian skill games industry.
Essel Group is also the official distributor of lotteries organised by some state governments and operates online lotteries in Maharashtra, Sikkim and some other states through its brand ‘Playwin’.
It is expected that Pokernation and the Essel Group will take steps to ensure that poker is fully recognised as a game of skill by governments and the judiciary and doubts about playing poker for stakes are eliminated.
Pokernation.com is live from May 17, 2016.