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9stacks Launches Pokerface With Gopal Datt: India’s First Poker Chat Show

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Pokerface with Gopal Datt is a first-of-its-kind poker chat show which celebrates the lives and stories of poker players. This first episode can be watched on the 9stacks YouTube Channel here. Episode 2 of the series was released on Friday, 17th May 2019, on the 9stacks YouTube channel. The episode that has Datt interview poker heavyweight Deepak Bothraand TVF Bachelors fame Badri Chavan, can be watched here.

The twist is that each episode features one actor/celebrity and one poker player, and gets both to spill the beans about their journey to fame and fortune. In a fun way, this draws parallels between the featured celebrities and poker players and celebrates the achievements of both guests.

The first episode of the show, hosted by Gopal Datt (the Internet’s very own funny man), features Amol Parashar, of TVF Tripling fame, and one of India’s top poker players Nishant Sharma. Last year Nishant won the highest ever prize money by an Indian poker player at the World Series of Poker Main Event in Las Vegas.

Nishant, along with fellow poker pro Vivek Rughani, was part of the 9stacks Team India at the World Series of Poker and they became the first two Indians to enter the top 100 in the prestigious WSOP Main Event. Read the article here.

In the episode, Nishant speaks candidly about achieving his poker dreams and how he became a ‘Hero’ for other players in the industry. Many players now come to him for advice on their gameplay and some even ask him for selfies. His ‘Bina Darre’ playing style has won many hearts.

Nishant is accompanied by the celebrated actor Amol Parashar, who is also an avid poker player himself. An IIT Delhi alumnus, Amol was always into acting and was very interested in theatre. Amol recalled how his poker skills helped him sniff out a bluff early in his career: “Once I was offered a film with big casts like Mr. Amitabh Bachhan, Naseeruddin ShahSharman Joshi. Since I was new in the industry, I was asked to attend the workshop for the same where I was asked to pay Rs. 15,000 as room rent. I couldnt help but smell a bluff there. I mean, after all, if they were such a big film company, they surely wouldn’t ask me to pay Rs. 15,000 to book a room to rehearse in, right?”

Many more revelations came in the rapid fire segment of the show where the answers were ‘rapid and full of fire’. Unlike Koffee with Karan, the guests here got a lot of love instead of hampers!

 

Source: 9stacks

 

About 9stacks:

9stacks is India’s fastest growing online poker platform which provides a fun gaming experience with its easy-to-use interface, fastest withdrawals, attractive promotions and leaderboard prizes.

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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The Original – BMM Testlabs to Exhibit at MGS 2019

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Kirk White:BMM Testlabs EVP and General Manager, Asia Pacific and Africa
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BMM Testlabs, the world’s original gaming test lab and product compliance consultancy, is pleased to participate at MGS 2019 in Macau from November 12-14.

EVP and General Manager, Asia Pacific and Africa, Kirk White commented, “BMM has seen extraordinary growth across the Asian Pacific region. In turn, we’ve grown our team and technical resources to support quicker certification times and increased market coverage to provide unparalleled guidance and support to manufacturers, operators and regulators alike. While BMM’s landbase and online product testing continue to drive our business, we are excited with the demand for our systems testing services from casinos, online, sports betting, lotteries and bingo systems suppliers. In addition, we are proud to continue our partnership with MPI for training and education in IT and gaming for locals.”

VP, Business Development, Asia, Jeffrey Fong added, “Our top priority is maintaining the highest level of independent quality testing in the world, assisting regulators, manufacturers and operators in every gaming sector and every regulated market to achieve their respective goals. We are looking forward to meeting and consulting with our gaming partners and industry professions during the MGS to discuss our testing solutions and learn about their product roadmaps for 2020 and beyond. We encourage all attendees to stop by booth AN29 to learn more about our world-class services.”

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Suncity to Spend Up to HK$35 Billion for IR in Japan

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Suncity Group has revealed its budget plan for a casino in Japan. The operator said that it would be spending anything between HK$30 billion and HK$35 billion for the prospective Wakayama integrated resort it hopes to build.

“Wakayama is rich in Japanese tradition and culture. The population is lower than Osaka or Yokohama, but there is abundant nature in the mountains and sea and we are planning a resort that incorporates these charms. I believe our ideas are in line with what the Japanese government is looking for in regional development,” Alvin Chau, CEO of Suncity Group said.

Suncity has been involved in a lot of controversies lately. Recently, it confirmed that the company is shutting its VIP gambling rooms located at The Star’s Sydney casino. According to the reports, the decision to shut VIP gaming rooms has been a mutual decision taken by both Suncity and Star Entertainment.

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Yokohama Chamber of Commerce to Launch IR Promotion Council in November

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The Yokohama Chamber of Commerce and Industry has announced that it is going to establish an IR Promotion Council in November to promote the city’s integrated resort (IR) bid.

In addition to the Yokohama Chamber of Commerce and Industry, eight groups, including the Kanagawa-ken Employer’s Association, are set to join in the venture.

Every year, the Yokohama Chamber of Commerce and Industry submits a summary of the desires and suggestions for municipal government administration and budget compilation for the next year to coincide with the timing of the Yokohama city budget compilation.

In September, the “Desires for Yokohama City Government Administration” document was submitted to Mayor Fumiko Hayashi, which included the hope to make a Yokohama IR bid a reality.

The document also mentioned, “Recognition of the necessity to establish a Yokohama IR Promotion Council with the objective of planning an IR bid for and promoting a unique Yokohama IR, and establish recognition that an IR that creates new industry and jobs is a valid option in order to maintain and develop the city’s economy amidst a declining population.”

It also focused on the advantages of an IR bid, stating, “IR is also considered to be an effective strategy for resolving Yokohama’s issue of not attracting enough overnight visitors and ensuring new tax revenue … and we hope that a Yokohama bid would be successful to lead to the revitalization of the city’s economy.”

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