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Los Angeles, CA (May 8, 2017) – World Poker Tour® today announced further Asia-Pacific expansion in partnership with Adda52.com, with the first-ever WPTDeepStacks™ India and the WPT® India Player of the Year award.
In partnership with Adda52.com, Gaussian Networks Pvt. Ltd.’s poker brand, WPTDeepStacks comes to India for the first time ever November 7-13, with a $1,000 Main Event held at Deltin Royale Casino in Goa, India. The WPTDeepStacks India Main Event will be the final qualifying event of 2017 for the brand new WPT India Player of the Year award.
In addition to the WPTDeepStacks India Main Event, participation in two Deltin Poker Tour Goa events will qualify players for the WPT India Player of the Year award. Those two events are the Deltin Poker Tour Goa $540 Main Event taking place July 20-24, and the Deltin Poker Tour Goa $540 Main Event taking place September 6-11. Both of these events are rake free. Similar to WPTDeepStacks India, these two events take place at Deltin Royale Casino.
In summary, the three events where players will be able to compete to become the WPT India Player of the Year are:
– Deltin Poker Tour Goa $540 Main Event – July 20-24, 2017
– Deltin Poker Tour Goa $540 Main Event – September 6-11, 2017
– WPTDeepStacks India $1,000 Main Event – November 7-13, 2017
More qualifying events for the WPT India Player of the Year award may be announced at a later date.
The top finisher in the WPT India Player of the Year race will earn a prize of a $5,000 buy-in credit for WPT events and designated Deltin events during Season XVII of the World Poker Tour. Scoring will be based on finishing position, buy-in amount, and number of entrants in the tournament.
“We are excited for WPT and Adda52 to take its partnership to new heights by bringing WPTDeepStacks to one of India’s most beautiful locations, Goa,” said Anuj Gupta, Founder & CEO of Adda52.com. “WPTDeepStacks India will be an exceptionally unique event since the tournament will be held onboard a floating ship. As poker’s premier mid-major tournament circuit, WPTDeepStacks is the perfect fit for the Indian poker community.”
Danny McDonagh, WPT Live Events Specialist, said: “Alongside the outstanding team at Adda52.com, the World Poker Tour is proud to introduce a dedicated WPT India Player of the Year award to showcase the region’s top talent and to bring WPTDeepStacks to this flourishing market.”
“With a burgeoning poker community in a country with a population of more than 1.3 billion, India is one of the most important territories in the global poker landscape,” added Angelica Hael, VP of Global Tour Management. “Together with our partner Adda52.com, the WPT looks forward to not only sharing the WPT experience through the expansion of WPTDeepStacks to the region, but also giving Indian players incremental value with the WPT India Player of the Year award.”
With 40,000 square feet of gaming on three levels, Deltin Royale Casino is India’s largest offshore gaming and entertainment venue. The venue features 850 gaming positions and more than 120 tables, plus Deltin Royale Casino houses the country’s largest poker room. Away from the gaming tables, Deltin Royale Casino boasts world-class entertainment in the form of mesmerizing international dancers, comedy club shows, live music performances, and more.
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Adda52.com, India’s largest poker website, is owned by Gaussian Networks Pvt Ltd with 8 Lac player base. Gaussian Networks believes in the highest values of business conduct. Adda52 has been certified from iTech labs for fair play and random number generator (RNG). The company has also tied up with multiple banks and payments gateways to process payments of customers. The company also facilitates its users to reach out for any query on e-mail (firstname.lastname@example.org) or call (1800-3000-0611, 11AM to 11PM, Mon-Sun). All the card games offered at Adda52.com are completely secure and legal to play in India and run 24×7 in Ring, Tournament, Sprint and Sit n Go formats. The site currently offers 4 poker variants – No Limit Texas Hold’em, Pot Limit Omaha, Omaha Hi/Lo and Crazy Pineapple at various stakes.