The Growing Popularity of Poker in India
(7 months ago)
NEW DELHI: Poker is a fast-growing game in the county today, be it between a group of college-goers, a bunch of colleagues, or on the Internet. Indian online poker website PokerBaazi.com created history in early October with the launch of 'The MoneyMaker' - an online poker tournament featuring a mammoth prize pool of INR 1 crore.
This tournament not only created a stir in the poker industry, but stood as a benchmark for tournament poker and proof of the growing popularity that the game enjoys today.
The company has gone on to announce that the second edition - The MoneyMaker 2.0, will be hosted on the 26th of November at 6 PM on the PokerBaazi.com gaming client. It will feature a guaranteed prize pool of at least INR 1 crore, and a whopping 30 lakhs and 20 lakhs for first and second place, respectively. Tickets to the event cost INR 11,000, and satellite tournaments to the event are being hosted daily on the gaming client for as little as INR 11. With the kind of response received last month, this event could possibly be the biggest in the country till date.
The poker circuit in the country has grown rapidly in the last couple of years, and tournament poker seems to have stolen the limelight. Apart from the money on offer, the skills, technique and satisfaction that come with maneuvering one's way and finishing on top of a field of extremely competitive poker players is something that every poker player enjoys. Today, the website offers a wide range of tournaments throughout the week that continue to attract growing numbers.
Along with The MoneyMaker 2.0, the PokerBaazi Premier League Winter Edition will be the highlight for the month of November. This six-day tournament series features 31 tournaments and an unbelievable prize pool of INR 2.6 crore. Scheduled from the 14th to the 19th of November, the PPL will be headlined by the 60 lakh guaranteed Main Event and the 50 lakh guaranteed High-roller event. Satellite tournaments to the series are available on the gaming client.
PokerBaazi.com is a home-grown online poker company and over the years has earned the reputation of being India's most trusted poker website. With a player database of over 2,00,000 players, the company provides a comfortable, safe and secure platform for poker lovers to play and enjoy the game. The team takes pride in being the most efficient when it comes to customer relations and satisfaction, and it is probably this genuine effort that has led them to become one of the biggest names in the Indian poker industry.