The Deltin Poker Tournament (DPT) came into existence when two industry giants joined hands. India’s largest poker site Adda52 and Goa’s biggest floating casino Deltin Royale came together to form the DPT in 2016. The very first edition of the tour was held from January 21 to 26 and boasted of guarantee of ₹1 Crore for the Main Event. This was followed by a six-day long poker carnival in November, from 9 to 14, wherein players got an opportunity to get their hands on a total prize pool of ₹1 Crore.
Powered by Adda52 yet again, the series returned in February 2017 (Feb 23 to 27), and this time the total guarantee had increased to ₹1.5 Crore. Due to the overwhelming success of the series, the guarantee was once again raised to ₹2 Crores for the July edition which ran from July 19 to 24. With the last edition of the year taking place from September 13 to 18.
In 2018 two editions of the DPT were held, starting with the February edition (15 to 19) with the ₹35K Main Event guaranteed a hefty ₹1 Crore in prize money. This was followed by an edition in April (26 to 29) with an estimated ₹2 Crore prize pool and the final edition of the 2018 DPT was held from July 26 to 29.
The DPT has also branched off into other series. In 2018, the DPT Colossus Super High Roller Series was hosted from April 26 to 29, 2018, and the first-of-its-kind event, DPT Xpress (DPTX) targeting small and medium stake players was held from September 27 to 30 in Deltin Denzong, Sikkim.
DPT started off 2019 with a bang by announcing the first edition of the series this year for February 7-11, 2019. The 5-day series was hosted at the Adda52 Live Poker Room onboard Casino Deltin Royale in Goa and comprised of four events.
The DPT February Edition was followed up by DPT Xpress which ran its course from March 14-17 at the Casino Deltin Denzong. Also consisting of four events, this series was mainly aimed at low-to-mid stakes players. The DPT brand also caters to the high stakes players and will be hosting the second edition of the DPT Colossus Super High Roller (SHR) from May 2-5 at the Casino Deltin Royale.