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World Poker Tour Online India to take place in November

23 September 2020

(PRESS RELEASE) -- The World Poker Tour takes another step forward in its global reach of online poker events with the announcement of WPT Online India Powered by Adda52.com.

The series will take place from 5-22 November and includes 154 events totaling INR 135 million ($1.838 million) in guarantees and is highlighted by the INR 25 million ($340,000) guaranteed WPT Online India Main Event.

The WPT Online India Main Event starts on November 11, features 10 starting flights, and a buy-in of INR 11,000 ($150). The winner of this event will receive a $5,000 WPT Passport to be used at any live WPT event around the globe. In addition, the Main Event champion earns a prestigious Hublot Classic Fusion Chronograph Titanium timepiece, valued at $10,400.

Also on tap for the series is a Mega Player of the Series Leaderboard that includes INR 2.5 million in prizes ($34,000) and the winner will earn INR 1 million ($13,600). 29 pre-selected events will qualify for the leaderboard with buy-ins of up to INR 55,000 ($750) to play for.

There is also a Mini Player of the Series leaderboard with the additional 125 events eligible and INR 1 million awarded to the top-10 including INR 300,000 ($4,083) to the champion.

On November 22, there will be a special event to commemorate the memory of Mike Sexton. The Mike Sexton Tribute event will start at 8:00 pm local time and all entry fees for the event will be donated to Poker Gives. The INR 11,000 buy-in event will feature a trophy for the winner and a $1,000 WPT Passport.

“The World Poker Tour is pleased to be joining forces with Adda52 once again to extend our partnership into the online realm,” said Angelica Hael, VP of Global Tour Management for the World Poker Tour. “The WPT Online brand now advances to another thriving market and we look forward to a great series with the Indian online community.”

“Adda52 and the growing Indian player base make for a perfect combination to bring WPT Online brand to the Asia-Pacific region,” added Danny McDonagh, Live Events Specialist for the World Poker Tour. “Following our record-breaking success with live WPT India events, we expect to exceed even our own expectations for the upcoming series.”

“The WPT Online venture continues to grow as part of our overall online strategy which we have found effective across the global market,” said Adam Pliska, CEO of the World Poker Tour. “This series comes on the heels of our successful WPT Online series in other parts of the world and we are pleased to be working with Adda52 come November.”

“The WPT has built a great relationship with the Indian poker community and we’re proud to have them as our partners,” said Pratap Pandit VP Online Operations, Delta Corp. “The reach and accessibility of this year’s online series is really exciting and the festive season of Diwali is the perfect setting for it.”

“It been a learning experience working with the World Poker Tour in India with the live series,” said Manish J. Adnani Business Head – Poker, Delta Corp. “We expect to continue setting higher standards for online poker in the Indian Sub-continent, rollout a memorable experience on Adda52.com and offer the Indian players a platform to achieve glory at the world stage.”

 
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