WPT India Returns To Deltin Royale For Biggest Live Poker Event
India’s love for poker is going to get a lot stronger as the World Poker Tour (WPT) has returned to Indian shores for the second time.
WPT India is being billed as the biggest live poker tournament to take place in the country and is currently underway in Goa.
Goa is the only state in India that has both offshore and onshore gambling venues. Deltin Royale which is a popular floating casino is playing host to WPT India which kicked-off on Nov 13 and will conclude on Nov 19.
The first edition of WPT India which took place in Nov 2017 turned out to be quite a success and resulted in the WPT launching its second edition. The 2018 WPT India edition is expected to be bigger and better as it is filled with action packed events, massive guarantees and exciting prizes.
The Main Event will be the start of the show and has a 55,000 rupee buy-in. The 2017 Main Event saw a total of 527 registrations which brought the guaranteed prize pool to 2.8 crore rupees and gave the winner Vikash Mantri a whopping 60 lakh rupees. Tournament organizers expect this year’s Main Event to bring in over 600 player registrations which means a bigger prize pool and better payouts for everyone finishing in the money.
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Action Pack Week For Indian Poker Pros
Poker pros from all across India are expected to make their way to the popular tourist hub for Goa. It is a great way for them to relax as well as spend time playing poker and finishing the year with a nice payout.
They have a number of exciting events to choose from which include the Big Bounty NLH which takes place on Nov 15 and has a 25,000 rupee buy-in; the SHIP IT NLH which starts on Nov 17 and has a buy-in of 7,000 rupees and the Shootout NLH which takes place on Nov 18 and has a buy-in of 20,000 rupees.
High Rollers do not have a lot of options as the poker festival runs for just seven days. However the WPT has put together a special High Roller NLH event which takes place on Nov 18 and has a buy-in of 100,000 rupees.
WPT India is expected to boost the growth of India’s poker market and also give new players a platform to make a name for themselves in the global poker market.