Delta Corp Ltd., India’s sole listed gaming and casino company celebrated its tenth anniversary with star-studded Bollywood stars and some noteworthy poker stars. An event which went on from November 02 to 2nd December in Deltin Royale Casino in Goa also witnessed poker pro and Finnish tennis star Patrik Antonius in action in several cash poker games.
Antonius has won accolades in Las Vegas and Macau and this time around, he chose to try his hands with Indian poker stars. Antonius, also called PA, Black Lotus and The Finn will be playing poker at company’s three casinos namely, Deltin Royale, Deltin Jack and Deltin Caravela where he will be interacting with poker players.
Celebrities like Brazilian actress Bruna Abdullah, model Shazahn Padamsee and singers Neeti Mohan, Shilpi Paul and Pinky Maidasani during the celebrations.
Manish Adnani, Delta Corp Head of Poker, said, “I am very excited to celebrate this moment with Delta Corp. I remember playing the first game hosted by Casino Royale in 2008. Since then poker has grown tremendously in India and it is growing at a rapid rate.”
“We are pleased to have Patrik Antonius who has joined us for the celebrations of our tenth anniversary and has come to enjoy the festivities with the community.”
Although poker has not been unanimously accepted as a game of skill, its popularity has grown significantly in India. With a population of 1.3 billion, Indian poker market holds a tremendous potential and it is being accepted in the country.
Famous cricketers like Chris Gayle are supporting the cause and recently PokerStars has also entered the market for expanding its footprints in India.
With international stars like Patrik Antonius making headway into Indian poker, the poker industry of India can achieve significant growth.