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UMA Poker: Indian poker room scam

Author: Vargoso Published: 07.03.19

UMA Poker owners Mrinal Dev Bajaj and Prashray Rai scammed Worldpokerdeals for over $50kUSD.

UMA Poker: Indian poker room scam

UMA Poker added to Worldpokerdeals blacklist


We warn all players, agents, and affiliates to avoid any business with UMA Poker and Prashray Rai and Mrinal Dev Bajaj. We are going to inform all major Indian agents and poker sites about the scam and if needed - provide any required evidence to a reputable party.

The interest in the Indian online poker market keeps growing. The traffic is showing steady numbers, advertising has begun to fill social networks and television, and of course, new poker rooms are being introduced into the market consistently. We review UMA Poker in this article, a poker room launched in 2018 that looks very promising in the future.

UMA Poker overview

UMA Poker is the latest addition to the Worldpokerdeals Indian menu. It's an independent poker room hosting soft games from low to high stakes (up to NL1400) and nowadays is one of the fastest online poker room in India. It has great software both for desktop and mobile devices,

UMA Poker traffic


During the nights in India, over 200 players can be spotted in the lobby, a number that increases on weekends. No Limit Hold'em is the preferred format at UMA Poker, but up to 4 PLO ₹5/₹10 (PLO$15) tables are played during the peak time and a few occasional tables at high-stakes up to ₹500/₹1000 (NL1400).

5-6 tables of ₹2/₹4 up to ₹10/₹20 (NL$5-NL$50) are also visislbe. The highest stakes are played both at 6-max, and HU tables up to ₹500/₹1000. All tables are reg-free.

The MTT grid at UMA Poker is composed of daily tournaments with small GTD prizes up to ₹1,000, and special tournament series guarantees over ₹400,000 ($5kUSD).

UMA Poker rake structure

UMA Poker charges a standard 3%-5% rake at the tables with caps changing according to stakes (the highest the stake, the lower the percentage and the cap):

Stake Heads UP 3-4 Players 5+ Players
1/2 5% 40 5% 50 5% 100
2/4 5% 40 5% 50 5% 100
5/10 5% 40 5% 50 5% 100
10/20 5% 160 5% 240 5% 400
25/50 5% 160 5% 240 5% 400
50/100 4% 400 4% 1,000 4% 1,500
100/200 4% 400 4% 1,000 4% 1,500
200/400 3% 600 3% 1,500 3% 2,500
500/1,000 3% 600 3% 1,500 3% 2,500
1,000/2,000 3% 600 3% 1,500 3% 2,500
2,000/4,000 3% 600 3% 1,500 3% 2,500

In all tournaments, a 10% rake is included in the buy-in.

UMA Poker software


The UMA Poker client is well-designed and is user-friendly. Windows, iOS, and Android apps are available to download, and Mac users can join the action via the HTML5 platform, which is fully functional.

Although the traffic at UMA Poker is not enough now, multi-tabling is pretty easy as the software has all the necessary functions, including 4-color deck, auto-rebuy, time bank, and table arrangement.

Indian TDS at UMA Poker

As all Indian poker rooms, UMA Poker deducts 30% to all profits over 10,000Rs (roughly $140USD). The rate is high and there is no way to avoid it but for sure the soft games worth it. True grinders will get a special discount when requesting withdrawals.

Deposit and withdrawal methods

Indian players can deposit to UMA Poker via local payments methods like PayUMoney, paytm, Cashfree, as well as credit and debit cards. Withdrawals are processed to Indian banks and e-wallets in short time.

Worldpokerdeals players joining UMA Poker are also allowed to deposit and withdrawal from UMA Poker using cryptocurrencies like Bitcoin.


As we said before, online poker in India is quickly growing. Our recommendation is to join early before the boom starts and regs flood the sites. The Indian TDS (30% Tax Deducted at Source) it's the only con we found, and players must have to decide if the price worth for playing games that can even be compared to online poker back in 2004.

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