The Spartan Poker, an India-based online poker website, organised its inaugural poker awards with its first India Poker Championship (IPC) in a grand, ostentatious ceremony that took place at the Sheraton Grand hotel in Bengaluru on 9th September.
The Spartan Poker felicitated around 72 poker players in across six different categories. The award ceremony also saw the presence of the famous Bollywood actor Emraan Hashmi and popular standup comedian Naveen Richards.
Players were appreciated with the awards based on their winning participation in various tournaments. Actor Emraan Hashmi and from the poker industry the Directors of the Spartan Poker felicitated the leading categories winners at the event.
The Managing Director & Co-founder, The Spartan Poker, Amin Rozani, explained out the reason for hosting the award ceremony saying, it was an exciting experience to host the India Poker Championship Awards. He expressed that It felt great to see together the poker industry under one roof.
Amin added, “The idea behind the IPC awards was to felicitate the amazing talents and contribution of poker players.” Amin also added that he is hopeful that this awards ceremony would continue every year to bring forward poker as a skill-developing and mind sharpening sport and also to encourage all the poker players across the country to continue contributing to the poker industry.
Emraan Hashmi expressed his views on the association saying he was truly honoured to be a part of the inaugural award function of the India Poker Championship Awards and being with the industry’s talented poker players and veterans with the likes of Amin Rozani, Rajeev Kanjani, Peter Abraham and Sameer Rattonsey. Hashmi added that by recognising all the skills and efforts that the poker players have, out by the Spartan Poker had made a great platform for these players in the country.