PokerBaazi and the Asian Poker Tour (APT) are coming together to create an exciting new opportunity for Indian poker players to compete in the inaugural APT India Online Series on January 15, 2021.
First ever ATP India Online Series
Indian online gambling giant PokerBaazi.com has announced an exciting new partnership with the Asian Poker Tour (APT) - the largest organiser tournaments of poker in Asia. The partnership is expected to result in the first ever ATP India Online Series in the coming year and will likely attract a lot of players, especially considering the huge prize pool of over £81 million (~$1.1 million).
The series is scheduled to begin on January 15, 2021 and will be exclusively available to Indian players. Participants will compete for a sizeable prize pool in dozens of tournaments over a period of 12 days. The final will take place on January 26. The main tournament has a guaranteed prize of around 270,000 $, and the rest of the pot will be split between the other 47 tournaments in the series. The event will be held on PokerBaazi's own online gambling platform.
Players will also compete for prestigious trophies and rings. The winners of the main, mini and championship events will receive an ATP trophy and ring in addition to the cash prize. The winners of the nine other events will also receive ATP trophies.
Tickets for the main tournament can be won in a series of satellite tournaments. Satellite tournaments will be hosted on PokerBaazi starting December 9.
Mutual benefit and respect
This strategic partnership can be very beneficial to ATP, As it would expand the company's reach into the lucrative Indian market. The Indian gambling market is growing at a staggering rate, especially the online gambling and gaming scene. PokerBaazi is already an established player and will benefit from the further increase in engagement that the event is likely to generate.
Baazi Games founder and CEO Navkiran Singh emphasized the importance and significance of this partnership. He added that the Asian Poker Tour is one of the most valuable poker attractions around the world and that Baazi Games was honored to partner with the company in this endeavor.
"It's a really great time to be a poker player in India.
Navkiran Singh, founder and CEO of Baazi Games
ATP has an international reputation and it is common for well-known professional poker players to participate in it. The company already enjoys a growing community of players in India, which will be further strengthened by the tournament.
According to APT CEO and tournament executive director Lloyd Fontillas, the most exciting aspect of this mutually beneficial partnership is the live poker room at PokerBaazi. Mr Fontillas suggested that apart from the upcoming ATP India Online Series, players can expect a possible live event before the end of 2021.