Adda52 taking poker in India to the masses

27 March 2014


KOLKATA, India, March 21, 2014 --, India's largest online poker site, has taken poker in India to the masses by tying up with colleges, universities and various poker leagues. In the past one year, has conducted freeroll tournaments across India from colleges in Lucknow to leagues in Goa to restaurants in Delhi. Not only has the online poker site expanded its user base but has also sealed its popularity in this realm.

The first such poker tournament was held at the Underdoggs Pub in New Delhi on February 2013 which was a freeroll and had 110 participants. had given away prizes worth Rs.1,00,000 at this event. After tasting success here, the process was extended to poker leagues as satellites were conducted with India Poker Series (IPS), India Poker Championship (IPC) and Golden Aces Poker League (GAPL). For these tie-ups conducted Freeroll satellites on its poker platform and sent winning players to play in actual physical tourneys in Goa and Colombo.

To reach out to college students, Freeroll tournaments were held in IIM Lucknow, IIT Indore and Punjab University Chandigarh. The participation was huge in this initiative with colleges to introduce poker as a game of skill to students. Another collaboration was done with TAAZA TV in Kolkata in February 2014 in a masses event.

The crown jewel was the tie-up with the Asian Poker Tour (APT) Manila to become the official satellite partner for their Manila event in September 2013. Here adda52 had satellites and gave away seats to the APT Manila which was held in the Philippines Capital and is a premier poker tournament in the Asian poker circuit.

Speaking on the purpose behind the initiative, Anuj Gupta, Founder Chairman of said, "In the past one year, has expanded its activities to offline poker tournaments to encourage the game of poker. We know that poker is a game of skill and can help in decision making, risk taking ability and other business management skill development; thus we decided to tie up with colleges to take the game to the campuses. To give our Indian poker players a taste of the international poker scene, we sent players abroad for APT, Manila and IPC, Colombo."



Adda52 is India's largest online poker site which offers gaming interface for card games like Texas Hold'em Poker, Pot Limit Omaha (PLO), 13 Card Rummy and 21 Card Rummy. is the pioneer of online card games in India and has the best and most user-friendly playing software. With instant play games, more than a million users are winning cash regularly.

With multiple game formats and poker tournaments on offer, the website is 100% secure and safe. Payments are processed through secure channels and all major credit/debit cards are accepted on the website. is a gaming portal managed by IIT-IIM Alumnus and has been certified from iTech labs for fair play and random number generator (RNG). 

Media Contact: Pankaj Soni,, 91-9716545944, Gaussian Networks Pvt. Ltd.



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