Baadshah Gaming is opening up a new world to Indian poker players. The company has just signed a deal with the Asian Poker Tour (APT) and this will give poker players from India a way to compete on the world stage. The new deal makes Baadshah Gaming the APT's official partner in India.
This deal gives Baadshah Gaming the rights to offer satellite packages both online and offline to APT events. This will give local players a chance to win exciting prizes that will enable them to participate in overseas events.
In a statement, Lloyd Fontillas, APT executive tournament director said
The goal of the partnership is to increase the presence of the Indian players at each and every APT event and we believe, with Baadshah Gaming having the capabilities of running both online and land-based qualifiers, this will happen.
Baadshah Gaming has grown quickly since opening its doors in March 2017. It primarily works as an online portal for those looking for poker and similar games of skill. It recently opened a live venue on the Casino Pride vessel in Panjim, Goa after the Casino Pride group bought a sizeable share of the operation. They have now run two successful tournaments at the venue and there are plans for more.
Asian Poker Tour
The APT is one of the many international tournament series that Indian players aspire to participate in. Though there has been Indian participation in a wide variety of international events, a majority of Indian players are still unable to join them because of the barrier of location and price. With a local partner, Indian poker players will have more access to APT events especially now that Baadshah has promised to run satellite packages to APT events.
The APT has been around since 2008 and has gained a reputation of being a prestigious tournament in Asia. The APT has conducted more than 80 major tournaments and a number of minor events during the last decade and give out more than $30 million in prize money. The APT has held tournaments in several countries including Australia, Macau, Cambodia, New Caledonia, South Korea, the Philippines and Vietnam. This new partnership with Baadshah Gaming will open up India and a tour stop could be on the cards very soon.
The latest feather in the APT's cap before this deal with Baadshah Gaming was their deal with Geutebruck Korea Inc. This deal enabled the APT to host several poker tournaments at two of South Korea's premier poker locations: the Paradise City casino resort at Incheon and the Paradise Casino Walkerhill in Seoul.