3 Best Online Platforms To Play Poker Games With Real Money (India)
Poker is a huge spectator sport, especially in the US and Europe. It’s also gaining popularity in India as a way to make money. But most of the people are not sure where to start, which websites are safe and good to play poker with real cash. So, let’s get started with the websites where Indian users can play poker online.
Adda52 is an Indian website to play poker online. Adda52 has been gaining huge popularity for the last few years. Thier online cardroom has a really good looking and user-friendly interface- which makes playing experience fantastic. On Adda52, freerolls and cash tournaments run all day and night.
You can easily deposit money to buy chips on the platform- Add52 accepts payments by Debit Cards, Credit Cards, and Netbanking. The minimum deposit that you can make on Adda 52 is INR 50. You can choose to withdraw the money by a cheque, or you can withdraw money directly to your bank account. Adda52 also has a loyalty program and a referral program for its users.
PockerStars is the largest website to play poker online. PokerStars can be accessible through the website, downloadable software (Windows and Mac) and Mobile apps (iOS and Android)- it means you can hit the tables anywhere, anytime you like! It has a huge player pool, tons of games and tournaments.
You can always play for free with free chips and you can also play poker games with real money. Poker games are available 24/7 and the website offers a lot of bonus to players. Pokerstars is really a great poker site for beginners and more advanced players. Their customer support is also friendly and good.
If you are playing from India, in most cases Indian credit/ debit cards do not allow to do deposit money directly into your PokerStars account. So you need to use international money transfer services such as Skrill (formerly Moneybookers), Neteller or Entropay. Just create a free account in any one of these services, add money to their wallet and then you can deposit money to PokerStars account.
Games Available on PokerStars- Texas Holdem (Most Popular) Omaha- Omaha High,Omaha Hi/Lo, 5 Card Omaha and 5 Card Omaha Hi/Lo, Courchevel and Courchevel Hi/Lo, Stud- Seven Card Stud, Seven Card Stud Hi-Lo, Razz (7 Card Stud Low) and Triple Stud Five Card Draw, HORSE Poker, Badugi, 2-7 Triple Draw & 2-7 Single Draw.
Another good site to play poker in India. The website offers you freerolls, giveaways, daily tournaments and GTDs (Guaranteed Prize Pool Tournament). There is also a page showing current promotions running on the website(https://khelo.k365.in/promotions), which is quite helpful.
Depositing money is also very easy, they accept VISA, MasterCard, Maestro, AMEX debit and Debit Cards issued by Indian Banks. Netbanking also supported for some Indian banks. You can withdraw money directly your bank account. Make sure you read TDS and tax policy page linked to their website footer.
Overall, the website is good to play poker, but Khelo365 really need to beefed-up their UI.
Most Asked Questions
→ Is it Legit to play Poker Online in India with Real Money?
Yes, it is legal to play online poker in India. Read here- https://www.adda52.com/legality
→ Is money won from online poker legal in India?
The website where you play cash games, if it deducts TDS on the winning amount then your money won will be termed legal. Also, make sure you are paying taxes.
→ Is Poker just a game of Luck?
No, it’s a combination of luck and skill.
→ What are some good books to learn poker fundamentals and strategies?
Poker is a game which seems simple on the surface but to really get to the core of profitable gambling, you will need to learn basic, poker jargon, strategy, and mathematics involved in analyzing poker situations. I’ve shared some books which are suitable for beginners as well pro poker players.
Poker Math That Matters: Simplifying the Secrets of No-Limit Hold’em (Really Good Book)
→ What are most popular poker games that people play online?
- Texas Holdem (Most Popular)
- Omaha- Omaha High, Omaha Hi/Lo, 5 Card Omaha and 5 Card Omaha Hi/Lo, Courchevel and Courchevel Hi/Lo
- Stud- Seven Card Stud, Seven Card Stud Hi-Lo, Razz (7 Card Stud Low) and Triple Stud
- Five Card Draw
- HORSE Poker
- 2-7 Triple Draw & 2-7 Single Draw
→ Can you earn a living through poker? Any Success stories? Who are some of the most Popular Players in Online Poker Community?
Yes, there are people who are even full-time poker professionals. Some of the well-known poker players in the history of online poker are- Phil Ivey – Made over 19 Million dollars in lifetime profit, Patrik Antonius – Made over 11 Million dollars, Phil Galfond – Made over 7 Million dollars, Di Dang – Made over 7 Million dollars, Daniel Cates – Made over 7 Million dollars.
You can read full list of online poker winners here- List of Biggest Poker Winners
→ Are there any Poker Celebrities?
Considered as one of the greatest players in Poker History. Appeared on several poker television shows. He has won two World Poker Tour (WPT) championships and three World Series of Poker (WSOP). He is also known as one of the largest cash prize winners in the history of poker- won $18,346,673 at an event. He is the Author of “The Magician’s Secrets for Winning Tournaments on Insta Poker”, a poker strategy game available for iOS.
Turned professional player at the age of 22. The biggest live tournament poker winner of all time- won over $30,600,000 in prize money. In 2014, he was inducted in Poker Hall of Fame. He was named the WSOP Player of the Year Twice, i.e. in 2004 and again in 2013.
One of the most famous female poker players in the world. Accumulated over 10 million dollars in live poker tournament earnings.
Known as the “Tiger Woods of Poker”. Phil has been regarded by numerous poker observers and contemporaries as the best all-around player in the world.
According to several online sources; Dan says he’s a “poker” pro and made millions by playing poker. He might not have made any significant mark on the poker world. But he is a well-known social media personality on Internet, so I that sense he is a celeb. Often referred as King of Instagram by online websites, Dan has over 18 million followers on Instagram. He is Known for his Playboy Lifestyle which he flaunts on his social media profiles.
→ Are there famous Indian Poker Players?
There are, but it seems like they keep their status anonymous and stay away from the limelight. We will update the article with some Indian Poker Players when we get some information from trustworthy online sources.
UPDATE: There is an Indian Youtube Channel which helps you stay Au courant with the poker community in India. You can check more videos on their YouTube channel- Online Poker News, India.
→ Any good tips for playing poker online?
Try free-rolls first before investing money unless you are a good player and have played real money poker earlier.
Thanks for reading!
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