Online poker website Adda52 organised an event for renowned poker players on 24th October at a banquet hall in Mumbai.
The purpose of the event was to invite poker players and others to celebrate Diwali with Adda52 brand ambassador and star West Indies cricketer Chris Gayle.
Poker players and celebrities like Minissha Lamba and Aditi Bhatia got an opportunity to play a few hands of poker with Gayle and test their gaming skills.
Commenting on the occasion, Mohit Agarwal, CEO of Adda52 said, “We are India’s biggest online poker community and so we thought why not celebrate Diwali with our huge poker family. We are pleased to have famous celebrities, Adda52 patrons and all the poker lovers with us today. It is such a pleasure to meet everyone under one roof, enjoying the game around the celebratory vibes.”
“India is one of the top five countries for online gaming in the world. The industry is expected to grow up to $1.1 billion by 2020 owing to the favorable demographics, internet plus smartphone penetration and digital payment infrastructure. And with the increasing popularity of poker as a skill-based game, the online poker industry is bound to grow at an unimaginable pace in the coming years. Observing this trend, we are focusing on addressing a lot more poker users’ needs through our innovations and award-winning technology”, he added.
Gayle, while commenting on the event stated, “India has so much to offer and you experience so many new things every day. I am thrilled to be a part of this amazing event. It is astonishing as well as liberating to see the pace at which the poker industry is growing in India and I am delighted to be a part of this revolution by being associated with the leaders in the industry. For me, poker is special because it helps me relax mentally.”