Online poker is the new Diwali family tradition

Wed / October / 2017

Diwali and card games have forever been a family tradition in Indian households. As the TV shows suggest families sit for long hours after the Diwali festivities and in between fireworks to indulge in a friendly match of poker, rummy or teen patti. This year though things have taken a different turn as many families were seen to be going online to play poker and other card games. Well, it isn’t really the first time for this to have happened, things have been building up to this for the past few years now. This is the latest poker news headlining the online poker sector.

While you may believe the usual suspects going online to poker out their Diwali night are the serious players, but much to the surprise of industry insiders, many people logged in to play the game, who are best recognized as recreational players or first-timers. Many of them were young earners or college students who just could not make it home for this Diwali and chose to bring a convenient technology-driven change to the forgoing beloved tradition.

But it was not just the people alone even poker sites operating in India had as much to do with this trend as they held special Diwali night tournaments and offered festive bonuses to players. Major online sites like The Spartan Poker along with PokerBaazi were the ones who hosted special tourneys for the occasion while Adda52 chose to offer lucrative bonus offers to the players. Even the new poker gaming website after their recent conclusion of the major tournament series, War of ZEHN, have geared up for a belated-Diwali bash wherein they will be attending the PECFEST 2017 at Chandigarh, on 27-29th October.

With such multitudes of spoiling offers given to poker players around the country, the Diwali tradition of late night card games turned more exciting for several Indian families. Sites which operate with a regular turn-over of players in the numbers of 400 to 500 players on a regular basis witnessed participation growing over 1000 with bet sizes also increasing beyond the usual. Many sites reported betting higher than 30 percent of the normal average on Diwali.

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