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World Poker Tour launches India edition

The Indian tournament will take place in November.
The Indian tournament will take place in November.

The American firm will enter the booming Indian market through a partnership with local online poker platform Adda52. 

India.- The World Poker Tour (WPT) has announced a partnership with India’s leading online poker platform, Adda52, to create the first edition of its tournament in the country.  

WPT Online India Powered by will take place from November 5 to 22. 

The American firm said the edition will involve INR135 million (US$1.8 million) in guarantees and INR25 million (US$340,000) guaranteed for the WPT Online India Main Event, which will start on November 11. 

Adam Pliska, CEO of the World Poker Tour, said: “the WPT Online venture continues to grow as part of our overall online strategy which we have found effective across the global market.” 

Danny McDonagh, live events specialist for WPT, said: “Adda52 and the growing Indian player base make for a perfect combination to bring WPT Online brand to the Asia-Pacific region.” 

Past editions of the WPT in Asia Pacific have included tournaments in Australia and Cambodia.  

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