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Online poker is booming in India and the COVID-19 pandemic has only accelerated the growth graph. The lockdown months saw the MTT guarantees touching new heights bringing with it renewed interest in the sector from major international operators.
The country’s first dual fantasy sports and esports real-money gaming operator, Good Gamer, has become the latest entrant in the Indian poker industry with the launch of its online poker app GoodPoker. Operated by the Canada-headquartered Good Corp that runs the fast-growing Good Gamer fantasy sports platform in India, the gaming startup has ventured into online poker almost six months after launching its fantasy platform in September last year.
Founded by gaming industry veterans, Charlo Barbosa and Jonathan Malach, GoodPoker aims to rank among the top online poker sites in the coming days.
GoodPoker currently offers both cash games and tournaments with games available in all the popular formats like Texas Hold’em, Omaha and 5-card Omaha. The site has confirmed that it intends to add more game modes and tournament formats as the liquidity of the site increases.
GoodPoker is pulling out all the stops to get players to try out its poker platform. First-time users can avail of a very lucrative 100% Welcome Bonus, along with a limited-time 15% Instant Bonus.
Good Gamer, GoodPoker’s parent company, is a well-funded start-up having secured CAD$4 Million through a private placement last week. With a strong management team and enough financial backing, it has all the integrands necessary to compete against the more established players in the fantasy sports and online poker sectors.
In a market where competition among the leading online poker sites is intense, GoodPoker is the latest arrival and is looking to disrupt the set hierarchy. Offering players the classic Texas Hold’em, Omaha, and 5-Card Omaha game variants, the platform offers both cash games and tournaments in a variety of buy-in levels.
With over 10 years of combined experience in working in the poker industry, the founders of GoodPoker aim to become industry leaders in due course. Sharing his vision for the future of the online poker portal, GoodPoker CEO Charlo Barbosa, said, “We aim to provide a unique playing experience by offering tournaments that offer great value, and platform features that provide users with new and exciting ways to play. We see a great opportunity in educating aspiring poker players in India with valuable content centering around poker strategy and game theory.”
Going forward, GoodPoker plans to use their expertise in the poker industry to launch new game modes and exciting new tournament formats. The company also plans to sponsor live poker events in India to help grow the game’s popularity among the masses.
GoodPoker Offers Lucrative Bonus Offers on Launch
To solidify its position in the domestic circuit, GoodPoker is offering lucrative bonuses to pull in the crowds.
First time users can claim a generous Welcome Bonus by simply using the code ‘ROYALFLUSH‘ while depositing on the site. The site is handing out a 100% match bonus on all deposits between ₹100 to ₹3,000 to first-time users.
The match bonus will be released as the players each VIP coins by playing real-money games. For every VIP coin earned, players will receive 1 bonus cash from their match bonus. Players have 30 days to unlock the bonus after making the deposit.
The site is also offering a special ONE TIME Instant Bonus. On all deposits between ₹1,000 and ₹20,000, players will receive an instant 15% match bonus. The bonus will be immediately credited to the player’s bonus balance.
Instant Cashouts & Withdrawals
The ‘digital wallet’ on the Good Gamer app allows players to cashout their winnings instantly. All they need to do is click on the ‘Wallet’ icon to deposit or transfer their winnings seamlessly through either PayTM, PayUMoney or bank transfers.
DO NOTE: Before making their first withdrawal, users will need to have their information verified through the site’s KYC process.
About Good Gamer
The parent company, Good Gamer Corp., is a fantasy gaming and technology company located in Vancouver, British Columbia. Their wholly-owned subsidiary Good Gamer India Private Limited is based out of Bengaluru. GoodGamer currently offers fantasy games in Cricket, Football and CS:GO.
While fantasy sports companies have been dominating India’s real-money gaming landscape, fantasy cricket is the biggest crowd puller, especially during the IPL season. Looking to cash in on the IPL craze, Good Gamer Corp launched its fantasy gaming portal in September last year, just before the start of the 13th IPL edition in Dubai. By the end of the 2020 IPL season, Good Gamer had registered 430,000 users, with over 30,000 users depositing funds and entering fantasy and esports contests.
About the Founders
Good Gamer Corp founded by Charlo Barbosa and Jonathan Malach aims to become the market leaders in online gaming in India. Both co-founders are veterans in the digital ad-tech industry having previously founded Native Ads Inc., a leading native advertising platform and ad agency with revenues exceeding $100 Million since its inception in 2014.
Charlo Barbosa is a serial entrepreneur, investor, and advisor focusing on tech startups. With 24 years of internet marketing experience, he is considered a pioneer and a legend in the gaming industry. Barbosa currently serves as a strategic advisor for several tech companies utilizing his expertise in building platforms and online marketing.
Jonathan Malach also boasts of an impressive business resume. Before entering the world of digital advertising, Malach developed a boutique software start-up that received the Profit 100 honors for the fastest growing companies in Canada (2007). As a consultant, he has personally assisted over 2,000 businesses providing income generation strategies, staff management advisory, performance pay structures, marketing collateral guidance, and more.
Malach had first joined hands with Barbosa for NativeAds.com and has served as the CEO of the company since 2014. The company facilitates the strategic pairing of premium publishers with advertisers by providing elegant native ad units developed for maximizing results while minimizing the disruption of user experience.
Before that, Malach worked as the COO of an online advertising and media company focusing on assisting both advertisers and publishers increase results. Malach connected more than 30,000 advertisers with over 80,000 publishers.
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