Mercury Poker Acquired By Essel Group's Poker Nation

Posted On 13 Feb, 2018 0

Indian online poker company Mercury Poker has been acquired by Poker Nation, an Essel Group company, as per a message put out on the Mercury Poker website. The message was sent out by Pranav Bathija, CEO of Mercury Poker, and he mentioned that players will not be able to log in to the website from 12th February 2018.

Bathija mentioned that both the companies are working tirelessly to ensure that it will be a seamless transition for the players playing on Mercury Poker. He also said that players will be able to log in with their same details on Poker Nation, with their current profile details, balances, loyalty points and bonuses (if any) as they were.

The website is currently down, but as per the CEO's message, it will be back up by 14th February and all those who come to the Mercury Poker website will be redirected to  and they will be able to login and play poker as usual. Poker Nation players, however, will have no interruption in game-play.

Here's the message put out on the Mercury Poker website:

Launched in May 2016, Poker Nation is a fast-growing Indian poker website, owned by Fortuity Gaming Pvt Ltd (Essel Group). This acquisition could help the company grow further in India, now that they will have access to Mercury Poker's user base as well. Interestingly, Mercury Gaming Solutions Pvt. Ltd., the company that ran Mercury Poker, is also identified to be an Essel Group company.

Now, we will have to wait and see if Mercury Poker users will really experience a 'seamless transition' as promised, or not. What do you think about this move? Will it be beneficial to Poker Nation? Comment and let us know your opinions. We at will be covering all major updates on this story, so keep checking this space for more!



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