MPL Poker surpasses 25 lakh poker players, says is now the biggest poker platform in the country

he poker arm of mobile esports and skill gaming platform Mobile Premier League claims to have surpassed 25 lakh poker players in India. With this, the company says that it has become the biggest poker platform in the country. The app claims to have a diverse set of users from varied socio-economic backgrounds, hailing from major cities like Delhi, Mumbai, Bangalore, and others. Over the years, it has also seen rapid adoption from tier 2 and 3 markets. Places like Thane, Nagpur, Jodhpur, Kanpur etc are said to have registered the fastest growth.
As per industry reports, there are over 10 crore poker players globally and it has taken off in India over the last few years, attracting both new players as well as big-ticket tournaments by brands. Some reports put the number of active poker players in the country at 30 lakh. To promote poker further, MPL had earlier launched its Poker Academy working in concert with professional players to help users at all levels to get familiar with the various nuances of poker, and hone their skills and strategies.
“The growth we have seen on our platform attests to the fact that poker is gaining prominence among users in India not just as a hobby, but as a mind sport,” said Namratha Swamy, Country Head – India, MPL. As recognised by the International Mind Sports Association, Poker, together with Bridge, Chess and Scrabble, is part of the Mind Sports Olympiad, the global event for games of mental skill. And for good reason: Poker encourages players to use their mental skills and logical thinking while crafting every move; and just like traditional sports, it takes strategy and practice to become a better player.

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