‘Winner Winner Chicken Dinner!’

One of the most famous calls of glorious victory in the world of Poker came from none other than the Poker Capital of the world, Las Vegas! The legend tells that years ago every casino in Las Vegas had a three-piece chicken dinner with a potato and a veggie for $1.79. A standard bet back then was $2, hence when you won a bet you had enough for a chicken dinner. !” So, the call of glorious victory rang out “Winner Winner Chicken Dinner.

And just like this, Las Vegas ever since has known to give many such legends & a touch of glamour to the world of Poker. Of course there are many other cities around the world that are known to be the hotspots of the game, yet nothing in the world matches the excitement that one feels when you hear the pilot announce, ‘Ladies and Gentlemen, we’ve now begun our descent into McCarran International Airport in Las Vegas,” and you look out of the tiny airplane window and see the brilliant neon of Las Vegas light up the desert night. And the plane is flying nearly 500 miles an hour, yet your heart is going faster, preparing itself for the whirlwind that’s about to commence.

The thrill & the exhilaration that this city provides to the millions who visit the place round the year is something that no other place on Earth can match up to. For decades, this city that never sleeps has been entertaining audiences from all over the globe with not just a world class gambling environment but with some of the hottest clubs, most distinguished shows & mouth-watering cuisines, something that any other place can only attempt to replicate.

The Sin City, as it is also known, home to over 150 casinos, hosting over millions of players, generating revenues of over $6.376 billion (in 2016), naturally attracts the top Poker games as well as some of the best players from around the globe every year. And that’s not all, Las Vegas is the birth place of one of the most prestigious tournaments in Poker, known as the World Series of Poker (WSOP).

The World Series of Poker (WSOP) is the longest-running, largest, richest and most prestigious gaming event in the world, dating back 43 years to 1970, and having paid more than $1.6 billion in total prize money to date. In 2012, the WSOP featured 61 different poker events over 50 consecutive days. Every year between June & July, thousands of Poker lovers head to Vegas to experience this one of a kind event and to get a chance to grab their share from the massive prize pools that the tournament offers each year. While the WSOP, since its inception, has crowned & honoured plenty of champions from around

the world, the entry into the tournament is always restricted to those who can afford the big bucks!

Well, the team at Poker Ninja, after a lot of planning & hard work, brings a once in a lifetime opportunity for the poker players in India to win their lucky seat in this esteemed tournament. Poker Ninja has always gone out on a limb to try & get the Indian players the best platforms to prove their metal. They started out with taking a contingent of 60 players to Prague to play at the Spanish Poker Festival earlier this year in February. The players had a learning & a fun experience at the King’s Casino in Rozvadov (Prague) and some of them even managed to top the main event at the festival taking home the prestigious trophy and a big chunk of the prize pool.

Yet again, the Ninjas have worked up another fantastic opportunity that will put the Indian poker players on the world map and give them an opportunity to bring home the most respected award of the poker fraternity. Between February 2017 to May 15th 2017, Poker Ninja was running several promotions on their site that included participating in both cash games as well as tournaments with buy- ins ranging from as low as Rs. 10,000 up to Rs. 3, 00,000 with an aim to give everyone an equal to chance to win that lucky ticket on the plane to the Sin City. After searching & scouting for 3 whole months, the Ninjas have finally selected the top 30 players from these promotions who are on their way to becoming the world champions of Poker.

Co-founders Praveen Dwarkanath & Shobhit Kapoor are ecstatic at the kind of response their players give them every time they go out & try something unique & different for their players. “At Poker Ninja, we are always looking at broadening our horizons and going an extra mile to give our players the platforms & opportunities that no one else can give them. After Prague, we were on the lookout for something bigger & what better platform than the WSOP, to put our own talents out there with the best of the best players from all around the world”.

This opportunity is surely exciting enough for all the players to bring their best game along, but like always the Ninjas have also planned a fun filled time for the lucky lot to look forward to. The sweet CA-CHING sound of a winning slot machine, the “Cocktails?” solicitation by scantily-clad cocktail waitresses, shouts of joy at a roulette wheel, the tension on the felts in a Poker game, the pumped in oxygen, flashing lights, and high-fives with strangers at a blackjack table – after all there’s nothing like the sights and sounds and pulse-pounding excitement you feel when you step into the Mecca of the poker players…LAS VEGAS!

Written By: Meena Khatri from Poker Ninja
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