One of the most prestigious and renowned brands of the world, World Poker Tour has announced that it will be returning to India with its second edition in November.
WPT hosts several international tournaments and broadcasts the playdown and its final table in its television show which viewed in 150 countries across the world.
Founded in 2002, it landed in India for the first time in 2017 after the poker giant revealed its plans of expanding in the Asia-Pacific region.
WPT then collaborated with Adda52 to kick-off its inaugural edition on November 7 which concluded on November 13.
World Poker Tour also announced the first-ever WPT India Player of the Year (POY) Award. All the players who had competed in WTP India and the players who played Deltin Poker Tournament (DPT) Main Event in July and DPT Main Event in September were eligible for getting the award.
WPT also announced that the winner of WPT India Player of the year title will be receiving a $5,000 buy-in credit got Season seventeen of WPT and designated Deltin events.
After a year-long wait, World Poker Tour is all set to enthrall its Indian audience again.
Treading the path of success, WPT New Zealand, it is now planning to deepen its foray in Asia-Pacific region.
WPT has also announced WPT Japan, WPT Korea and WPT Vietnam. While WPT Japan will be running from September 15 to September 17, WPT Korea is slated to run from September 18 to September 24.
Moreover, the players who are participating in WPT Japan, WPT Korea, WPT Vietnam and WPT India will qualify for the WPT Asia-Pacific Player of the year award while WPT India players will be eligible for the WPT Asia-Pacific Player of the year award.
The co-founder and CEO of Adda52.com, Mohit Agarwal seemed very excited about the WPT’s return to India and said, “We are excited to host the second season of the WPT at India’s largest casino, Deltin Royale in Goa. With a population of 1.3 billion, India has a booming poker scene and the game is growing in popularity by the day. WPT India is a perfect fit for the Indian poker community and puts India firmly on the global poker tournament map.”