Things are not looking good for Microgaming Poker Network as they lose out another vendor to cater to the needs of their users. It has been reported by two agencies, that PokerNation plans to leave Microgaming Poker Network to work solo in the blooming poker industry in India.
India with a population over 1.3 billion has seen an exponential growth in the poker industry with figures touching over 2 million poker players alone from India by 2020, according to a report. Significantly, to thrive in this market meaning multiple millions swiftly coming into bank account and that is something PokerNation plans to do with their in-house software which is believed to be in the market within 90 to 120 days after they say goodbye to the host server.
Microgaming Poker Network needs something out of the blue to make things smoother in India. Since June 2015, they have been operating in India owing to Thrill Poker, who was their first client. The departure of PokerNation will only add to the list of their concerns as they would only have two online poker rooms; the Lucknow based Pokeryaar and Kolkata based PokerLion rooms. They have lost KhelPlay which was a severe blow to their business and that was followed by the departures of Thrill Poker and Mercury Poker.
After starting their operations in the Indian sub continent, the former honcho of poker at Microgaming, Alex Scott called the move to India as adding another string to their bow which would help them to find their target sooner but that has changed and now if the investigation is to be believed then, they are on the brink of having their bow broken.
Vaguely, it can be said that ever since the inception of PokerStars in India, the poker industry has started to expand but the previous vendors are getting a tough competition.