Indian poker giant Adda52.com and the World Poker Tour announced a partnership to start a tournament in India – WPT DeepStacks India. Also announced was the WPT India Player of the Year award. 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

In a statement on their website, WPT announced, “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.

Angelica Hael, the WPT’s vice president of global tour management, said in a release, “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.”

Poker in India has been steadily growing over the past few years. Multiple tournaments such as the Indian Poker Championship (IPC), Deltin Poker Tournament and Baazi Poker Tour have provided local players a chance to showcase their skills on a grander stage and the addition of the WPT to the yearly calendar should add a lot of value to that.

The WPTDeepStacks India is scheduled from Nov 7 – 13, and the tournament will consist of a $1000 Main Event which will be hosted at the offshore Deltin Royale Casino in Goa. The WPTDeepStacks India Main Event will be the final qualifying event of 2017 for the WPT India Player of the Year award.

Deltin Royale Casino, Goa
Deltin Royale Casino, Goa

In addition to the November event, players will be able to compete to become the WPT India Player of the Year through 2 more competitions:

  1. Deltin Poker Tour Goa Main Event – July 20-24, 2017
  2. Deltin Poker Tour Goa Main Event – September 6-11, 2017

Other qualifying events for the WPT India Player of the Year award may be announced at a later date.

Anuj Gupta, Founder & CEO of Adda52.com, said in a release, “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. 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.”

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