Poker in India has received another boost as the World Poker Tour is set to feature in the country for the very first time.
WPT India is slated to make its debut this November 7 and the highlighting event of the series will be the ₹55,000 Main Event. The series will be hosted on board the biggest floating casino of India i.e. Deltin Royale in Goa.
WPT events are meant to be accessible, yet still profitable enough to draw the top poker players of the industry. WPT has additionally announced the first-ever WPT India Player of the Year (POY) Award. The POY leaderboard points will depend on the standings from Deltin Poker Tournament (DPT) July, DPT September, WPT India and DPT tournaments in 2018 scheduled prior to the season ending WPT Tournament of Champions.
The top ranker of the WPT India POY race will earn a $5,000 buy-in credit for WPT events and designated Deltin events for Season XVII of WPT. Leaderboard scoring will be judged on basis of finishing position, buy-in and number of entries in the event.
Here is a list of the events on offer:
|November 7||20K Kick-Off NLH||₹20,000|
|November 8||Superstack NLH||₹30,000|
|November 9||High Roller||₹100,000|
|November 10||WPT Main Event India Day 1A||₹55,000|
|November 11||WPT Main Event India Day 1B||₹55,000|
|Ship It NLH||₹7,000|
|November 12||WPT Main Event India Day 2|
|November 13||WPT Main Event Final Table|
|Deep Turbo NLH||₹20,000|
The World Poker Tour India edition has successfully concluded and has been regarded by many as a trailblazing event for poker in India
The Casino Deltin Royale is currently playing host to the inaugural WPT India, a tournament which has so far attracted many enthusiasts of poker in India.
Fans of poker in India can rejoice in the fact that Team India is performing splendidly at the series.