Online Poker in India received major boost in Diwali

Online poker in India seems to have received a massive boost last week, owing mostly to Diwali. The festival of lights is said to have mythological links with card games. Many online portals that offer poker saw a huge surge in their services during the festive weekend.

Prior to the initial wave of online poker regulation in the country, experts were suggesting the market could be worth approximately $120 million. Nagaland, one of 29 states in India, has a population of about 2 million people, which is similar in size to the population of southern Nevada, America’s top destination for poker.

Since regulation permitting poker into the state came into effect, other states and courts have been exploring poker options, and players have not only been given access to websites, but the gaming industry has given rise to several offline poker events such as the Indian Poker Sports League.