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World Poker Tour (WPT) Announces Second Edition of WPT India

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KOLKATA, July 25, 2018  –In May 2017, World Poker Tour (WPT) – one of the biggest global brands in poker announced that the brand would be expanding its reach in the Asia-Pacific region. This led to the inaugural WPT India festival hosted from 7th to 13th November 2017 at Deltin Royale, Goa, in partnership with India’s largest poker site – Adda52.com, owned by Gaussian Networks Pvt Ltd. The first-ever WPT India went on to become a grand success, attracting over 1400 entries with 527 in the Main Event alone, which ran from 10th to 13th November 2017 and found a champion in Vikash Mantri.

Capitalizing on the roaring success of its inaugural series last year, World Poker Tour has now announced the second edition of WPT India festival, which is scheduled to take place from 13th to 19th November 2018. Once again, the much anticipated tournament series takes place at India’s luxurious casino – Deltin Royale, in partnership with Adda52.com.

WPT India 2018 schedule has something for almost everyone with a host of exciting events. Once again, the highlight of the series will be the INR 55,000 buy-in Main Event, which is scheduled for 16th to 19th November. Adding to the delight, there will be 7 exciting side events with 6 being the same as last year – Kickoff, Superstack, Bounty, SHIP IT, High Roller and Turbo event. For the players who love fast-paced action, this year’s schedule offers a brand new event called ‘Shootout/6 Max NLH’, which will be replacing last year’s Omaha.

Expressing his excitement for the 2nd edition of WPT India, Mohit Agarwal, Co-Founder and CEO of Adda52.com said, “We are excited to host the second season of WPT at India’s largest casino, Deltin Royale in Goa. With a population of 1.3 billion, India has a booming poker scene and the game is growing in popularity by the day. WPT India is a perfect fit for the Indian poker community and puts India firmly on the global poker tournament map.”

 

About Adda52.com 

Adda52.com is a gaming portal owned by Gaussian Networks Pvt Ltd. Gaussian Networks believes in the highest values of business conduct. Adda52 has been certified from iTech labs for fair play and random number generator (RNG). The company has also tied up with multiple banks and payments gateways to process payments of customers. The company also facilitates its users to reach out for any query on e-mail (info@adda52.com) or call at 1800-3000-0611 (9 AM to 12 PM)

All card games offered at Adda52.com are completely secure and legal to play in India and run 24×7 in Ring, Tournament, Sprint and Sit-n-Go formats. The site currently offers four poker variants – No Limit Texas Hold’em, Pot Limit Omaha, Omaha Hi/Lo and Crazy Pineapple at various stakes.

George Miller started his career in content marketing and has started working as an Editor/Content Manager for our company in 2016. George has acquired many experiences when it comes to interviews and newsworthy content becoming Head of Content in 2017. He is responsible for the news being shared on multiple websites that are part of the European Gaming Media Network.

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New Chief Executive Promises to protect Macau’s Gaming and Tourism Industry

Niji Narayan

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Ho Iat Seng, the new Chief Executive of Macau, has promised to protect the future of Macau’s gaming and tourism industries.

Speaking at a media conference in Beijing, Ho pointed to the “one country, two systems” principle and national security law as playing an important role in the stability of the city which in turn was vital to its ongoing prosperity.

“One can see that Macau has been doing quite well over the past 20 years in the one country aspect, including the enactment of a national security law. With such legislation, we can prevent interference by foreign influences. If they dare to come to intervene, we will make use of our law to safeguard the one country. We won’t allow foreign influences to have a hand in Macau’s affairs,” Ho said.

“Macau cannot afford to fall into chaos. Macau is a tourism city. Our major revenue comes from tourism and the gaming industry. We need to protect people’s livelihood,” Ho added.

Asked about the impending expiration of Macau’s six gaming concessions and sub-concessions in 2022 and the progress of plans for re-tendering, Ho explained that a draft had already been developed which would be refined and amended once the new administration takes over in December.

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Goa CM Says Casinos are Essential for Tourism in the State

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Goa Chief Minister Pramod Sawant has assessed the importance of casinos in the state and told that they are a very important part of the tourism industry as they attract tourists.

“During one of the media interviews, I was asked whether I support casinos. Casinos are one of the important parts of tourism as they attract tourists… of course, it is there,” Sawant said.

“We are getting direct and indirect revenue from the tourism industry. Now it depends on the stakeholders how to grow the industry, while the government can provide necessary infrastructure for them. We want to make it 100%,” Sawant added.

The Government of Goa has recently announced plans to ban residents from entering casino floors. However, the authorities did not set any timeline for the implementation of such a controversial measure.

“I am of the opinion that Goans should not be allowed in casinos. The Goa Gambling Policy makes it clear that casinos are allowed only for tourism purpose and not for Goans to visit. We have to sit and fix a date to ban Goa residents from casinos. They would be barred from entering offshore and onshore casinos,” Sawant said.

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Osaka City Planning Council Agrees to Change Yumeshima as Commercial Zone

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The Osaka City Planning Council has agreed to change Yumeshima island to a commercial zone from its current status as an industrial or semi-industrial zone. The change in status of the zone is to promote Yumeshima as an international tourist hub and develop an integrated resort (IR).

“We will guide reasonable land usage for the purpose of creating a new international tourism hub on the coastal area. It is easily accessible from the city and it is possible to secure a large amount of land,” the Council said.

Yumeshima, an artificial island in Osaka Bay, will host the World Expo 2025. Japan is planning to develop integrated resorts before the World Expo 2025. The development of Yumeshima will be worth around JPY 95.4 billion. The city will extend its Osaka Metro Central Line and will connect Yumeshima to the city.

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