Amaya Group CEO Rafi Ashkenazi announced that PokerStars website launch for India will be posptoned at least three to six months.
India.- Indian gamblers will have to wait for PokerStars to launch its local website as it will be delayed for at least one to two quarters. Amaya Group CEO Rafi Ashkenazi has commented that company’s operations in the country won’t start by the first two quarters of this year as it was projected.
As reported by Asia Gaming Brief, PokerStars still hasn’t signed any agreements with local partners and its still looking for some to develop its operation in the Asian country. Last November, Ashkenazi explained that Amaya was talking with potential partners in India in order to launch its local website somewhere before June 2017.
Nonetheless, the company is undergoing discussions with some local gaming companies for a potential joint venture. The executive explained that he hopes that PokerStars will be up and running before the end of the year but it’s not expected to make a major contribution to Amaya’s revenues this financial year.
Pokerstars presence all around the world keeps growing as the company launches new websites in recently regulated markets like the Czech, in which the company started operating last February. However its Indian business will have to wait, at least for now.