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With the 50th World Series of Poker (WSOP) less than two weeks away, preparations to be a part of the ‘World’s Biggest Poker Festival’ has been ongoing for quite some time now. The largest-ever contingent of Indian players is expected to attend the series this year and joining the Team India battalion will be Rajesh Shukla, Abhishek Raghav, Saurabh Ramola, Gaurav Sood, Sanjay K, and Suhas – all winners of MadOverPoker’s (MOP) ‘Viva Las Vegas’promotion.
MOP’s Viva Las Vegas Promotion
In March, MadOverPoker had announced its ‘Viva Las Vegas’ promotion, which offered lucrative expenses-paid packages to Las Vegas for WSOP 2019. Running on the site since March 8, the series had something for everyone, whether cash game lovers and tournament enthusiasts, or established pros and recreational players.
Headlining the promotion was the Vegas Series which comprised of 15 tournaments and ran from April 15-18. With buy-ins ranging from ₹200 to ₹1,600, the series offered ₹18.75 Lakhs in total prize pool guarantees, along with ₹3 Lakhs in tournament leaderboard prizes.
The MOP Vegas Package Winners
With the promotion now over, MOP has announced the names of the Vegas package winners – Rajesh ‘Sankibuddha’ Shukla, Abhishek ‘AAJJ’ Raghav, Saurabh ‘Saurabh90’ Ramola, Gaurav ‘MoZzie17’ Sood, Sanjay ‘Zeus’ K and Suhas aka ‘Skullkiker.’
PokerGuru caught up with the winners who talked about their experience of playing on the MOP platform and excitement about winning the series and going to Las Vegas.
The biggest winner of the Vegas Series, Rajesh Shukla, who topped the Vegas Series leaderboard with an impressive eight final table finishes including four titles for a total of 2,291 points, bagged the WSOP Silver package worth ₹1.5 Lakhs!
“This is the second time when I have shipped the Vegas package via tournament and guess what? It was from a free ticket given by MOP this time. I enjoyed playing the whole tournament and am very happy to close on a positive note. I would like to thank MOP for organizing such amazing games with low buy-ins. It provides a lot of a low/mid stake grinders with a great opportunity to go to Vegas and make their dreams come true,” said Shukla.
Abhishek Raghav won his Silver package by generating 15,000 MOP Elite points playing ring games. Talking about his experience, he said, “It’s been a great fun and experience to play poker on MadOverPoker lots of up and down and chances to develop my poker skills also I am planning for the fly to Vietnam contest and hoping to win big from leaderboard as well as from cash tables.”
Saurabh Ramola, Sanjay K. and Gaurav Sood were others who won the Las Vegas Silver package on MOP by generating 15,000 MOP Elite points playing ring games during the ‘Viva Las Vegas’ promotion, while Suhas shipped the Mega Flight to win the Silver package.
Ramola and Suhas both expressed delight at winning their respective packages and praised the platform for hosting such promotions.
“Thanks to MOP for bringing up a cash promotion like Viva Las Vegas! It was worth playing, and I hope MOP introduces more promotions like this,” said Ramola.
Suhas stated, “Thank you MOP for giving me an opportunity to be a part of Vegas Series. The Vegas mega flight was an amazing tournament, it was wonderful to take part in the Vegas mega flight with the elite list of players. I have always had a great time playing on MOP and it was an amazing feeling to win the Vegas package. I look forward to going to Vegas and participating in the WSOP and other tournaments there. Thank you for organising such wonderful tournaments and giving us an opportunity to win our way to Vegas.”
Sanjay K too heaped praises on the platform saying, “Having been a poker player for the past 10 years and an online player for 5 years, I can say with conviction that MadOverPoker is one of the best poker sites in India right now. Light and easy software coupled with awesome promotions makes it a no brainer for anybody!”
Though MOP’s Vegas-facing promotions have concluded, the site is currently hosting the ‘Summer Madness – Fly to Vietnam’ promotion that got underway on May 3 and will continue till June 15. In case you missed the opportunity to go to Sin City, you could win yourself free packages to Vietnam, ranging in value from ₹63,000 to ₹2.15 Lakhs!