Poker has quickly become a favorite game among Indian players who are looking to leverage their skills and walk away with a big payout. Poker was once considered a game of chance and wasn’t very popular in India but all that has changed in the last 5 years.
Now that Indian poker players are making a name for themselves by winning in different parts of the world, young poker players are eager to play as many tournaments as possible and the increase in demand is spurring poker operators in India to increase their offerings.
2 Leaderboard Winners to Receive Las Vegas Trip
The first-ever live poker tournament in India, the National Poker Series (NPS) 2020 is looking to cater to this growing demand. The NPS will run from April 29 until May 5 and NPS organizers hope that their event will be able to serve as a beacon for Indian poker players to gather and duke it out for both money and pride. Furthermore, the top 2 leaderboard scores will receive an all-inclusive stay in Las Vegas, with one winner of a $10,000 cash bonus to play in some of the most challenging poker games available in the world.
NPS hopes that their roster of different buy-in amounts and huge guaranteed prize pools will sharpen Indian poker players’ skills and set the stage for a new poker boom in the country.
Indian Poker Stars Excited for NPS
Two luminaries of Indian poker, both of whom are bracelet-holders in the prestigious World Series of Poker (WSOP), expressed their approval of the NPS’ goals and excitement for the forthcoming tournament.
The first solo winner from India in the WSOP, Abhinav Iyer, stated that the NPS will be a great opportunity for Indian poker players to display their skills on the world stage. Iyer also praised the leaderboard rewards offered by the NPS, adding that the prize will motivate him, as well as other players, to do their best to take down as many events as possible.
Aditya Sushant emphasized the singular experience of Las Vegas for poker players, stating that two Indian players being given the chance to go there for free will lead to an exciting new level for Indian poker.
In addition to buying in directly to the NPS tournaments, satellite tournaments will also be offered for tickets. PokerBaazi.com will be the official partner of the NPS for the satellites; its online poker platform will host the satellites ahead of the main series.