Kolkata Boy Pokerstars Team Pro Aditya Agarwal finishes second at APPT Macau Main Event

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.

About Aditya Agarwal: Poker player Aditya Agarwal spent his childhood and school years in Darjeeling, India. He moved to the US to study at Drexel University, first enrolling for a degree in Engineering, before switching to Marketing. Just like students at every other college across America in 2003, Aditya and his peers saw poker being played on TV for millions of dollars, and they wanted in on the action. By the time Aditya graduated, he was already a full-time poker pro. Aditya has since had great success online, cashing for more than four million dollars in the biggest PokerStars tournaments. Highlights include wins in the notoriously tough $100 Rebuy tourney, plus several other high-profile results. He’s also performed well in live tournaments, cashing in the World Series Main Event several times, including top 100 finishes in 2008 and 2015. Other results include a deep run at EPT Barcelona in 2007 for $34,313, plus numerous wins and final table appearances in events across India. Having played online at PokerStars since 2004, becoming a member of the team has seen Aditya come full circle, and he claims it to be the pinnacle of his career so far. He has stated how he wants to use his role as ambassador as a way of promoting poker in India, helping to establish the game as a professional sport across the country, and to inspire the next generation of players. Aditya is a member of Team PokerStars Pro, and when he isn’t spreading his love of poker at the cash game tables and local tourneys in India, you can find him playing online under the screen name ‘Adi Agarwal’.

 

About PokerStars.IN

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. The Sugal & Damani Group is the largest state government lottery operator in India, primarily dealing with lottery and gaming businesses. It is also one of the major players operating rummy. In addition, the Group also has interests in information technology, e-commerce, payment services and real estate.

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