Online poker website PokerHigh is organising a unique tournament for lawyers, in-house counsels, law students and interns, which is supported by Mukul Mudgal, retired Chief Justice of the Punjab and Haryana High Court.
Mudgal, who is currently the head of the FIFA Governance and Review Committee and had earlier led the spot-fixing probe in the Indian Premier League (IPL) is a proponent of legalising and regulating gaming in the country. Notably, his son, Dhaval, is one of the most renowned and celebrated professional poker players of the country.
The tournament, called the ‘Justice Mudgal Championship’ will be held on the PokerHigh platform on 15th September, 2019 from 5 pm onwards and will have an entry fee of Rs. 4,000.
The company has also announced free to register satellites for the tournament daily from 6th-13th September and a Rs. 500 entry satellite for the main event on 14th September.
The total prize pool for the tournament is capped at Rs. 2 lakhs with the first place winner receiving Rs. 1 lakh and the Justice Mudgal championship trophy.
All proceeds from entry fees exceeding Rs. 2 lakhs will be donated to Romil Seva Sanstha, an educational charity chosen by Justice Mudgal.
Commenting on this unique initiative to creative awareness for poker in the legal community, Sumit Khurana, CEO of PokerHigh, noted, “I see this as a great opportunity to engage members of the legal fraternity of India by bringing them all together for a sport which draws multiple parallels from the profession they belong to, while playing for a cause. On top of that, it will be really interesting to see them battle it out amongst one another on the poker felt.”