Online poker website Adda52, a subsidiary of Delta Corp Ltd. successfully organised the second edition of the World Poker Tournament (WPT) India at the Deltin Royale casino in Goa from 13th-19th November, 2018.
The 7-day long event that included several big prize pool tournaments and the main event with a Rs. 55,000 buy-in had a total prize pool of Rs. 3.09 crore for various events having different buy-ins. The main event saw a record-breaking total of 697 local and international players participating. The main event title along with the prize of Rs. 66.35 lakhs were won by Nikunj Jhunjhunwala.
Commenting on the second edition of WPT India, Mohit Agarwal, co-founder of Adda52 said, “The second season of WPT in India has grown even bigger and better with a massive rise in the participation numbers this year – the record-breaking entries is a testimony to that. It has given an opportunity to Indian Poker Players to network at the backdrop of an International arena. This clearly depicts that the poker industry in India is growing at a rapid pace.”
Angelica Hael, Vice President of Global Tour Management, World Poker Tour said, “When WPT and Adda52 inked a deal three years ago, we knew that it was going to be the start of a wonderful partnership. Now, with the Deltin Group holding full ownership of the Adda52 brand, we anticipate even more robust partnership opportunities. The WPT India event drew a record-setting field last season, and we are gratified to host many returning players and new participants, contributing to an even larger number this year.”