Kolkata, 13 April 2018: Team PokerStars Pro Aditya Agarwal finished second at APPT Macau Main Event. Kolkata boy Aditya Agarwal is the first-ever Indian Team Pro, selected to represent his home country by PokerStars, which has collaborated with Kolkata based Sachiko Gaming and is launching its India facing website on April 17. Aditya was representing Team India at APPT Macau Main Event.
With the focus on the coming generation, Aditya Agarwal is promoting poker in India, helping to establish the game as a professional sport and game of skill across the country. Having spent his childhood and school years in Darjeeling, West Bengal, Aditya Agarwal moved to the US to study. He was appointed as an official face of PokerStars in January 2015.
Aditya Agarwal who was officially selected to represent India by PokerStars, the flagship brand of The Stars Group Inc, highlighted his role as ambassador to promote poker in India. PokerStars is focusing to develop the game of skill in India, promoting the game and inspiring more players to play and enjoy the sport like chess. With a population of about 1.2 billion, India is the second-most populous country in the world. The size of the mobile and online games industry in India is Rs. 900-1,200 crore and it is growing at 60-70 per cent.
Aditya Agarwal said, “Like other Online Games & Chess, Poker has maintained its popularity because it has evolved with the times. PokerStars continues this evolution by providing a modern twist on traditional poker that we believe will be exciting to not only poker players, but to a broad spectrum of gamers as well.” He added, “I want to help promote the game in India and inspire the next generation of players to play and enjoy the sport.”
PokerStars.IN is an online poker room exclusively serving the Indian market. Sachiko Gaming Pvt. Ltd, part of the Sugal & Damani Group is a leading online skill game provider that operates the PokerStars.IN online poker room and website, with The Stars Group, owner of PokerStars, providing certain support services.
PokerStars, the flagship brand of The Stars Group Inc. (Nasdaq: TSG; TSX: TSGI), operates the world’s No. 1 online poker site & most licensed online gaming brand, holding licenses in 17 jurisdictions. It is the first choice of players all over the world, with the best online security. More than 165 billion hands have been dealt on PokerStars, which is more than any other site. Since beginning operations, PokerStars has conducted millions of deposit, withdrawal, and transfer transactions for their players, using legitimate and safe transaction methods with Player funds and account balances for all of the licences are held in separate accounts at a leading European bank, and are not used for any operational expenses.