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India – i3 Interactive considering name change to International Gaming Technologies

By - 14 January 2021

i3 Interactive, a specialist in online poker in India, is looking at changing its name to International Gaming Technologies, not to be confused with international slot giant International Game Technologies.

The poker company said: “i3 is pleased to announce that, pursuant to a directors’ resolution, it will change its name to International Gaming Technologies Inc. There will be no change to the symbol. The Company’s common shares will continue to trade under the ticker “BETS” on the Canadian Securities Exchange (the “CSE”). Upon the Name Change taking effect, the CSE will publish a bulletin announcing the effective date of the Name Change and it is anticipated that the common shares will begin trading under the new name by the end of January. The name change is subject to CSE and regulatory approval.”

i3 Interactive launched BlitzPoker in August 2020.

“Since its launch, BLITZPOKER has been very well received by the Indian poker community. As a result of this early success, we will continue to invest in poker as well in the wider online gaming ecosystem. We appreciate and respect the customer feedback for high quality products combined with meaningful brand engagement and exciting market positioning. Brands that resonate with players continue to prove their value and BLITZ is committed to continuing to exceed expectations on its path to becoming the number one online skill-based gaming destination in India, the company said. “BlitzPoker has already distinguished itself as a top destination for poker players. Despite its new entrant status, BlitzPoker has shown early and impressive growth in a highly competitive space by offering a best-in-class product, industry leading and frequently copied marketing, as well as world class customer service & rewards programs. The early contribution to India’s online poker community has been a concerted effort and a source of pride for the BlitzPoker team.”

Since its launch last August, BlitzPoker has welcomed the participation of tens of thousands of poker players from across the country. With its exciting tournaments and attractive freerolls, combined with sharing special rewards for India’s celebration of Diwali and most recently its unique and very successful 12 days of Christmas holiday giveaway, the platform has grown to become one of India’s biggest and most exciting online poker destinations.

To close the year BLITZPOKER’s December numbers hit all-time highs in almost every key metric. Most important to the BLITZPOKER team is the acquisition and retention of new and existing players, showing the exciting marketing combined with industry leading product and customer service is having the desired effect of providing an engaging, exciting and fair offering to all BLITZPOKER players.

In 2021 the company said it would continue to invest in the online poker ecosystem, with further product improvements to go along with further investment in marketing, community development and partnerships with prominent personalities and influencers, consolidating its plan to become the number one poker destination and continue to develop the online poker industry in general in India.

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