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9stacks CEO Sudhir Kamath speaks at the prestigious ASEAN Gaming Summit , Manila 2019

Gaming in Asia, especially in the ASEAN group of nations is a rapidly growing, highly exciting space to watch out for. With a growth estimate of approximately 250 million mobile gamers by 2021, Asia has become the promised land for gaming- land based and online, in the world.

ASEAN Gaming Summit is a prestigious convention that evaluates technological innovations and disruption in Asia’s online and brick and mortar gaming industries.

In 2019, India made its presence felt strongly at the global event, with the round table panel discussion bringing in some of the biggest and the best online gaming players in the industry, into the fold.

9stacks CEO Sudhir Kamath discussed the boom in India’s rapidly growing online gaming space, with online poker taking the lead in the industry. He was joined by other thought leaders like Naveen Goyal of the Khel Group, Ankush Gera of Junglee Games, Amar Gehlot of L&S Attorneys and Jaydeep Chakravarty of Nekatan.

The panel discussed the recent update in legislation with respect to online gaming and skill based mind sports in India which stands at USD 60 Billion, the growth of the industry and estimated the penetration into newer markets within the country.

Over the past three years, the ASEAN Gaming Summit has been known for becoming the intersection point between both sides of the industry – promoting a platform for information exchange and contacts across Asia’s land-based and online gaming industries. It connects ideators, visionaries and creators with the operators, the regulators and the investors across Asia.

India is at the cusp of a massive poker boom since last year , with Nishant Sharma and Vivek Rughani from #9stacksTeamIndia entered the top 100 at the Main Event of the World Series of Poker 2018. The players won a trip to Las Vegas via 9stacks' #LFGVegas promotion where they had to achieve milestones to win their trip and an entry ticket to the Main Event at the WSOP 2018.

This year, 9stacks is back with #LFGVegas2.00- a more rewarding, more exciting and extremely do-able version. Check out the details here.



Prashaste Sinha

Prashaste lives to eat and write. She's our very own homegrown poker sceptic who's gone on to enjoy her stint with poker and loves writing and interviewing people who are passionate about poker and life.