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August 11, 2017
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Poker in India is Likely to Increase Its Volume

By Rajib Kar

International Federation of Poker and Viaan Industries sold eight franchises for the opening season of Match Indian Poker League. This league is the brainchild of Viaan’s Raj Kundra and the IFP’s Patrick Nally. The original cost for the first season was INR50 lakh per team. The franchise owners are associated with a ten-year deal. Here is the list of eight teams.

1. Pune Knights

Franchise OwnerAmit Bhardwaj (blockchain and cryptocurrency expert)

2. Ahmedabad Hearts

Franchise Owner – Yatin Gupta (restaurateur and entrepreneur)

3. Jaipur Jewels

Franchise Owners – Aditya Agarwal (pro poker player) and Praveen Agarwal (banker)

4. Kolkata Diamonds

Franchise Owner – Sunny Karira (Park Street Privilege Club owner)

5. Bangalore Royals

Franchise owner – Gaurav Kapur (banker and real estate expert)

6. Goa Kings

Franchise Owners –Manesh & Moksha Sani (founders of Living Liquid), Sachiin Joshi (Chairman of Viking Ventures), and Sunil & Jeetu Ajbano (entrepreneurs)

7. Delhi Aces

Franchise Owners – Abhishek Khaitan (owner of Radico Khaitan Ltd), Rajnish Gupta (entrepreneur), Shantanu Dalmia (Casewell Drilling), and Ankur Sachdeva (alcoholic beverage industry expert)

8. Mumbai All Stars

Franchise Owners – Harman Baweja (actor, producer, and entrepreneur) and Muizz Khan (entrepreneur)

Two more franchises are expected to add in the second season. The IPL management has already signed a TV deal with a major broadcaster in India. The winning team in the opening season of IPL will represent India in Match Poker’s Nations Cup, London.

Rajib Kar

If cricket is a religion, I'm a religious person. I just love to play this game. I also enjoy watching, reading, and writing about the cricketing events across the globe.

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