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World's Largest Online Poker Company Heads for the Fastest-Growing Smartphone Market

  • PokerStars owner Amaya sees start of India operations in 2017
  • India online poker market to be $150 million over time: CEO
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Photographer: Ron Antonelli/Bloomberg

The world’s largest online poker company will soon enter the fastest-growing smartphone market.

PokerStars owner Amaya Inc. -- soon to be renamed The Stars Group Inc. -- plans to start services in India with a local partner by the end of this year, lured by the country’s 1.2 billion mobile users. The Montreal, Quebec-based company is aiming for at least half the Indian market, which it estimates could reach $150 million over time.