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With Diwali around the corner, premier online poker site Adda52 celebrated the festival in style with top-notch poker players and the site’s brand ambassador cricketer Chris Gayle coming together for a special event, ‘Poker Nights With Gayle.’ The program was hosted at the Mayfair Banquets in Mumbai on October 24.
The star-studded evening was also attended by the likes of Bollywood and TV actresses Minissha Lamba, Aditi Bhatia, Kanchi Singh and Rhea Chakraborty, among a big group of celebrities that included cricketers and Bollywood stars, who interacted with Gayle and even played a few hands of poker with him.
Talking about the event, CEO of Adda52 Mohit Agarwal said, “We are India’s biggest online poker community and so we thought why not celebrate Diwali with our huge poker family. We are pleased to have famous celebrities, Adda52 patrons and all the poker lovers with us today. It is such a pleasure to meet everyone under one roof, enjoying the game around the celebratory vibes.”
“India is one of the top five countries for online gaming in the world. The industry is expected to grow up to $1.1 billion by 2020 owing to the favorable demographics, internet plus smartphone penetration and digital payment infrastructure. And with the increasing popularity of poker as a skill-based game, the online poker industry is bound to grow at an unimaginable pace in the coming years. Observing this trend, we are focusing on addressing a lot more poker users’ needs through our innovations and award-winning technology”, he added.
For the popular West Indies cricketer known as ‘The Universe Boss’ and ‘Gayle Storm’, this was his first-ever Diwali poker bash in India.
“India has so much to offer and you experience so many new things every day. I am thrilled to be a part of this amazing event. It is astonishing as well as liberating to see the pace at which the poker industry is growing in India and I am delighted to be a part of this revolution by being associated with the leaders in the industry. For me, poker is special because it helps me relax mentally.”
Notably, the legendary cricketer has been playing poker for recreational purposes and also participated at the Deltin Poker Tournament (DPT) Colossus High Roller Poker tournament that was hosted in April this year. Gayle joined Adda52 as brand ambassador in August.
‘Poker Nights With Gayle’ is part of Gayle’s brand-promotional equation with the site and the event was live-streamed on Adda52 LIVE Facebook page.