Poker – Not a Recreational Game Anymore
You must have heard about Poker parties being organized on Diwali by your friends, families and even big celebrities. Such events are relatively new here in India.
In India, poker is not just a recreational card game now. There are plenty of poker professionals who are from India, earning between few lakhs to millions of Rupees in a month. Now, this may seem like a lot of money to you but to earn this kind of money, you have to be very skillful and thick-skinned. Thick-skinned means that you should be able to handle lot of variance that is there in poker. Poker Player should be able to sit and play for 10-14 hours at a stretch online or offline and you should be good in math. Poker players don’t call or raise on a particular situation just because they “felt like it”, they raise or call or bet based on probabilities. Every hand has a probability in poker and poker professionals are masters in calculating probability and calculate what the opponent is holding and Indian Poker Players are becoming expert on this.
In the past 2 years, we have seen lot of Indian poker websites coming up. Adda52.com is the oldest and the website with 24X7 action. But with half a dozen more websites coming up in the past one year, Indian players have more options. Websites like NobleAces, SpartanPoker & PokerBaazi are providing poker player lots of bonuses and high guarantee tournaments. Eyeing the growing numbers of poker lovers in India, and significant growth in poker revenue, this industry is likely to grow more in coming years and we will be seeing a lot more Poker parties on festivals like Diwali, Holi, Christmas and more.