Dan Blizerian’s BlitzPoker Brand Ready For India Launch With Connective Games Deal

Connective Games, together with Dan Blizerian, has extended a five-year partnership with Spartan Poker to power a new brand that was launched to players across India.

Until a recent acquisition and re-branding, Blitzpoker, previously known as FTRpoker, will use Connective’s online and mobile technologies to deliver a range of international poker variants including Texas hold’em and Omaha.

The new brand, part of Spartan Poker’s Quadnet Poker Network, will see players seamlessly flipping between portrait and landscape mode, completely customizable mobile display including thumb play, and multi-table functionality.

The Blitzpoker partnership builds on the existing relationship between Connective Games and Spartan Poker, which has seen the former provide more than five years of technology and services to the latter.

Connective Games CEO Serge Mukhanov commented: “We are delighted that Spartan Poker has extended its relationship with us to power its latest poker brand, Blitzpoker. With Dan Bilzerian as ambassador, the brand will quickly gain popularity in India.

“Of course, those that do sign up to and play at Blitzpoker will enjoy the same best in class poker experience found at big name brands such as Spartan Poker, including our award-wining mobile poker offering which is in a class of its own.”

The news follows i3 Interactive, which previously debuted a link-up with Dan Bilzerian, detailing a business combination agreement with “an arm-length, private British Columbia corporation” which earlier in the year “owned an active Indian poker brand”

Highlighting the plan to rename the aforementioned brand title, the deal was said to see the resulting company, a wholly-owned firm under the name ‘i3 India Holdings Corp,’ acquiring an indirect, 65 per cent share in power.

Last month i3 Interactive launched BlitzBet, a partnership with Bilzerian, the first global brand of online sports betting, casino and poker products and services.

The company said it evaluated several countries in which Bilzerian has a strong following, with the intention of launching a completely legal product in those jurisdictions in the coming months.

“India continues to be one of the fastest growing markets when it comes to online gaming and online skill games,” Bilzerian explained.

“India has shown a lot of promise that has given me the confidence to throw in my chips as well. We are bringing in Blitzpoker to India with a ton of features that will help us create a unique experience for the online poker players in India and make the game even more exciting.

“Blitzpoker offers a unique playing experience to its players and helps make it a lot more exciting. I’m looking forward to see how the Indian poker players receive our offering.”