Patrik Antonius Making Headway into Emergent India Poker Scene

Poker ace Patrik Antonius was among the celebrities invited to the 10th anniversary celebrations of Indian internet poker and gambling firm, Delta Corp Ltd..

Patrik Antonius

Patrik Antonius, seen here in a Partypoker Live occasion, was among the stars at Indian business Delta Corp’s 10th anniversary celebration aboard the Deltin Royale. (Picture: steemit.com)

Taking place on the Deltin Royale casino cruise boat in water from Goa, the event featured a mix of Bollywood performances and gambling action. Being India’s only recorded casino and poker company, Delta Corp. encouraged a number of the country’s top high stakes players for three days of revelry between Nov. 30 and Dec. 2.

Patrik Antonius Star Power

Topping the bill concerning poker ability was Antonius. The long-time pro from Finland could be used to nosebleed games in Las Vegas and Macau, but he found there was no lack of action on board the floating Indian casino.

For those in attendance, blackjack, baccarat, and local game teenpatti were on offer along with a choice of poker tournaments. Hosted by the poker website Adda52, the matches were an opportunity for people to find out how online gaming has changed since Delta Corp launched its first games on Casino Royale back in 2008.

“I am very humbled to celebrate this moment with Delta Corp.. I remember playing the first game hosted by Casino Royale back in 2008, and since then poker has aggressively been promoted by Delta Corp Ltd and is growing at a quick pace in the sub-continent,” said Delta Corp Head of Poker Manish Adnani.

Online Poker at India Advances

In hosting a lavish birthday celebration, the Indian poker and gambling company has shown once again that the local industry is growing. From a fledging market in the late noughties, India is now home to a host of homegrown and international poker brands.

As well as famous faces like cricketer Chris Gayle supporting Adda52, PokerStars entered the marketplace April. More recently, in the tail-end of November, Hippo52 and PokerHigh announced a merger.

Describing the changing condition of the industry, PokerHigh founder Mithun Rebello said that mergers and acquisitions will become more prevalent as India’s internet poker market evolves.

“Having been at the game from the early days, we’ve always believed that consolidation could be a natural next step for the industry in the years to come, and we saw this as a great opportunity to further cement our place in the market,” Rebello said.

Though poker in India is far from mature, it’s on its way to fulfilling the potential insiders have talked about for the best part of a decade. With a population of 1.3 billion and the seventh largest economy in terms of nominal GDP, India has the ability to become one of the top gaming markets in the world.

With Patrik Antonius helping to shine more light on Delta Corp’s achievements and the industry as a whole, further growth in 2019 is nearly inevitable.

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