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Multi-millionaire playboy, self-proclaimed ‘King of Instagram’ and alleged LAG pioneer, Dan Bilzerian is all set to make his first trip to India. The notorious nonconformist who is poker’s favourite ‘controversy child’ is a habit of always being in the news, be it for feeding a bear and angering PETA or getting his Twitch channel banned for featuring questionable content. He recently announced that he will be coming to Mumbai following his association to sports-tech venture, LivePools, co-founded by Gaurav and Vickram Assomull. Actor and model Dino Morea is also one of the key investors in the project.
But is that all Bilzerian will be doing on his maiden trip to the country. Rumour has it that Bilzerian will be making at stop over at the birthplace of poker in India, i.e. the coastal state of Goa, around the time the India Poker Championship (IPC) will be underway. The organizers of the series have extended an invitation to Bilzerian to be a special guest at the series.
If Bilzerian does decide to attend the series which boasts of more than 3 Crores in guaranteed prize pools, he will most probably be interested in participating in the high stakes cash games that will be on offer at the Casino Big Daddy where the IPC will be held form September 11 to 15.
Though the Armenian-American is not known for his expertise in poker tournaments, but he has claimed time and again that he made his fortune playing and winning high stakes cash games. Well, if Bilzerian does make his way to Goa, it could be a golden opportunity for Indian players to see what the ‘Instagram influencer’ is really made of!