NEW DELHI (Agency): The Government of Nagaland within the ambit of Nagaland Prohibition of Gambling and Promotion and Regulation of Games of Skill Rules Act 2016 has issued the coveted skill gaming license to WYZ Games India Private Limited, after a thorough examination of the business practices and the vision of the company. The company, which hosts skill-based games of poker and rummy on its website http://www.pokabunga.com, has offices in Delhi, Hyderabad and Bengaluru.
Founded by IIM Alumni and noted Investment Bankers, Pokabunga.com is committed to bringing a world-class gaming experience to its users, and in promoting the rising sport of poker in India. The founders believe that a poker boom, similar to the one in the west between 2003 and 2006, is imminent in the country.
A pioneer in online real money gaming in India, Pokabunga offers its patrons an unmatched gaming experience in online poker and rummy. Since a lot of companies have entered the fledgling online poker industry of India, the doors have opened for poker enthusiasts to test their skills on premium platforms such as Pokabunga. With a home-grown software, Pokabunga is the first website in the country to have a network model in Poker, and the only one in the world to have a network model in Rummy. The website offers different variants of poker such as Texas Hold ’em and Pot Limit Omaha. Pokabunga has proved to be one of the fastest growing websites in the online skill-based gaming industry of India, and by being amongst the first companies in the country to get the license, it has now taken a giant leap in the direction of creating new milestones in the Indian online skill gaming industry. This move therefore further amplifies the website’s status as the frontrunner in the Indian online skill-based gaming industry.
Gaurav Gaggar, Director of WYZ Games India Private Limited, confirmed the development and commented as follows, “Yes, we have received a license for poker right now and intend to get for the bouquet of games soon. This is a game changer for India as it allows serious and ethical companies to cater to clients as differentiated from other fly by night operators. Clients and other stake holders of the industry gain with more transparency. Regulation ensures player protection and relative safety for payment gateways. Over all a historic move for skill-based gaming industry in India. Exciting times.” By leapfrogging the others in getting the Nagaland Skill Gaming License, the company certainly has taken a lead over its competitors by demonstrating its strong intent.