Muskan Sethi, India’s first female professional poker player features in “Poker Queens”

A documentary shot in Los Angeles, directed by poker pro Sandra Mohr, now available on Amazon Prime

13th April 2020: “Poker Queens,” a new documentary available exclusively on Amazon Prime, narrates the story of women poker players around the world. This Amazon Prime exclusive documentary features Indian female poker player, Muskan Sethi alongside other global players namely, Kristen Bicknell, Kathy Liebert, and Jennifer Harmam. The documentary is produced to influence more women to take up poker as a sport. The film, directed by poker pro Sandra Mohr, features many of the acclaimed female poker players internationally and gives a glimpse of the obstacle’s women face in this male-dominated gaming arena.

The documentary brings out hard-hitting facts of the poker community where women represent less than 7% of all poker players, and only about 4% of the WSOP Main Event each year. This highlights the importance of sensitization and creating aspiration towards the game among potential women poker players globally. This documentary aims at more women playing poker which makes the sport more popular and mainstream as any other game.

Talking about featuring in the documentary, Muskan Sethi, Professional Poker Player, Govt of India First Ladies Awardee and Responsible Gaming Ambassador of India said, “ I am grateful to Elliot Roe, my Mindset Coach for introducing me to Sandra Mohr and would like to thank Sandra for giving me an opportunity to be part of a project which is going to create a wave of change in poker for women. As a professional poker player, this piece of work will remain close to my heart as it tells a story of women in poker. I am delighted to be part of “Poker Queens” as it focuses on attracting women to the game of poker and highlighting the interesting aspects of pursuing it professionally. Being the face of Indian poker gaming community, I see a huge opportunity for women in India to have an unconventional career in poker as Indian woman are known for breaking the stereotypes and making a mark in male dominated professions. Poker is just another male dominated career which is waiting to be explored by women”

To deep dive into the status of poker in India, online gaming in India is rising steadily, particularly card games. In fact, a KPMG report estimates that the Indian online gaming industry is worth Rs 4,380 crore as of FY 2018. This is projected to grow at a CAGR of 22.1 percent and reach Rs 11,880 crore by FY 2023. This is a clear indication of a huge professional career opportunity in the game of Poker for the youth in India with professional coaching like any other sport.

About Muskan Sethi:
Ms. Muskan Sethi is Ambassador of Responsible Gaming in India. Muskan first made waves in the poker world when she qualified for the TV show Shark Cage. She is also recognised for being the first female poker player to receive the Women’s Achiever Award from the President. The start of her road to poker stardom came at a young age, inheriting her love of games from her grandmother – a feared card player herself. A career involving fashion, computers and management – all the while watching poker on TV with her father – seemed to be the direction in which Muskan’s life was heading. But she found job satisfaction hard to come by then, after college and a few aborted attempts at a more ‘traditional’ career, came online poker. 

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