World Poker Tour partners Adda52 for second edition of India online series

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In collaboration with Adda52, WPT (World Poker Tour) is ready to embark on further expansion in India. After last year’s unprecedented performance, WPT has picked Adda52 as its sole partner.

Adda52 will host the WPT Online India 2021, which runs between 1 August and 30 August. The series features a guaranteed Rs 25 crore reward, distributed over 800+ events, per player category, with 45 trophies.

The pinnacle of the series is the WPT Unreal Rs 499 buy-in which provides an enormous Rs 1 Crore guarantee and 30 entrance events between August 1 and August 29. On the 29th of August, surviving participants will fight for the lion’s share of the prize money. The famous WPT Main Event will take place starting 22 August and offers three Crores guaranteed in prizes.

In addition, 10 entry events in the Rs 16500 buy-in tournament are planned for eight days (22 August to 29 August). All the competitors picked from these eight days will compete for their most sought-after Indian Poker Title on August 29th.

The winner will also get a $5,000 WPT passport, Adda52 Wallet Credits worth 1.5 lakhs, and the Champion’s trophy. Apart from this, the winner will get a Classic Fusion Chronograph Titanium Watch from Hublot. The runner-up will also get a WPT trophy. In 2016, the only Indian partner of WPT was Adda52, owned by Delta Corp.

In November 2017, the first event, “WPT Deep Stacks Series” was launched in the most opulent cruise casino of Deltin Royale, India. After that, the WPT Online India took place in November 2020 on the official Adda52 website and became a trendsetter.

Angelica Hael, the World Poker Tour VP, said, “the WPT is thrilled to partner once more with Adda52 to continue accelerating the growth of Poker in the India market. We cannot wait to see thousands of players take their shot at pursuing a WPT title as part of the WPT Online India festival.”

Adam Pliska, CEO of World Poker Tour also added, “WPT Online is a major area of success for the World Poker Tour and we look forward to having another successful event with our partners at Adda52, who have brought so much excitement and energy to WPT Online India.”

Upon confirmation of the news, CEO of Gaussian Networks, Shivanandan Pare said, “Adda52 has always strived to make Poker an integral part of Indian pop culture. We are very happy to bring this year’s WPT online edition in association with the World Poker Tour. WPT online is Adda52’s way to celebrate the competitive spirit of the Poker game and the arrival of Indian Poker players at the global stage.”

“The WPT is a great tournament with mind-blowing guarantees. Anyone… Literally, anyone who knows how to play Poker can have a life-changing win! The one tournament for all is the Rs 499 entry with a 1 Crore GTD. Unheard of in tournament history… Don’t miss your chance to go for gold!” said Adda52’s celebrity Poker Pro Minissha Lamba.

Kunal Patni, Adda52’s game ambassador, also stepped forth and commented that “most Poker players have been itching to travel and play a live series over the last 15 odd months but obviously haven’t been able to do so due to the pandemic. However, Adda52 has gone ahead and made it possible to play a HUGE series like WPT right from the comfort of our homes. It’s time to play WPT online on India’s largest Poker site and there is something for everyone. I am super excited about playing the WPT series from 1 August.”