PokerHigh India is launching a fresh online tournament for those with a career in law, dedicating the new tournament to retired Justice Mukul Mudgal.
The former Chief Justice of the Punjab and Haryana High Court Mudgal was one of the staunchest champions of India’s regulated gaming market. PokerHigh has decided to pay tribute to the ex-magistrate by launching the very first “Justice Mudgal Championship” slated for September 15.
The virtual tourney is open only to gamblers with a law background, including barristers, interns, in-house counsels as well as law students.
Mudgal Legacy Paved Way For Regulated Gaming In India
Mukul Mudgal was the Chief Justice from 2009 to 2011 and was among the primary advocates of a regulated gaming market in India. In 2010, the celebrated former judge also led the investigation into the controversial Indian Premier League (IPL) spot-fixing scandal. Today, he is the chief of the FIFA Governance Committee and Review Committee.
His son Dhaval Mudgal is one of the most popular poker pros in India and also the lead singer of Delhi-based band Half Step Down. The family has a special regard for the game of poker and this tournament is expected to honour their efforts to promote poker in India.
Justice Mudgal Championship
The innovative Justice Mudgal Championship aims to provide an opportunity for India’s legal community to compete against one another and unite for a good cause. PokerHigh is also seeking to champion poker as a mind sport where attorneys, and other professionals, can use the skills they’ve acquired through their profession to play poker.
The tournament has a 4,000 rupee buy-in and will start at 5 pm on September 15. Once 2 lakh rupees in entry fees are collected, any remaining money will be donated to the social cause of non-profit English medium school Romil Seva Sanstha, a charity hand-picked by Mudgal himself.
PokerHigh will also be hosting free daily satellites till September 13. On September 14, a 500 rupee buy-in satellite will be run by the operator as a preamble to the main event. The winner of the tournament will receive 1 lakh rupees in prize money along with the Justice Mudgal Championship trophy.
PokerHigh is one of India’s top licensed online poker platforms. It’s virtual poker rooms are available across the country, excluding territories that bar gambling. The gaming software used by the company is certified by iTech Labs Australia.