BY FAIZAN ASAD & SHAHEEN RAAJ
The 1st ever edition of India Poker Championship Awards hosted by India’s leading poker gaming portal, The Spartan Poker, witnessed a grand success in Bangalore last weekend. The 1st of its kind poker award ceremony was held at Sheraton Grand in the Garden City of Bangalore on Sat, 9th Sept 2017. Recognizing the excellence in the Poker industry, The Spartan Poker felicitated 72 poker players across 6 different categories in the presence of eminent Bollywood actor Emraan Hashmi & popular standup comedian Naveen Richards. The Awards night also saw winners in the highest spirits at the Sheraton Grand in Bangalore.
The Awards were given based on the players’ winning participation in varied tournaments. Emraan Hashmi & the Directors of The Spartan Poker from the poker industry also felicitated the winners in leading categories at the above mentioned function.
Expressing his excitement on the success of the 1st ever edition of the Indian Poker Championship Awards, Amin Rozani, MD & Co – founder, The Spartan Poker averred, “Hosting the India Poker Championship Awards was truly an exciting experience for us. It feels great to see the poker industry together & under one roof. The idea behind the Indian Poker Championship awards was to felicitate the amazing talents & contribution of the poker players. We hope to continue hosting the awards every year to shed light on it as a skill -developing & mind sharpening sport as well as to encourage all the poker players across the country to continue contributing to this industry.”
Expressing his views on the association, Actor Emraan Hashmi averred, “I am truly honored to be here at the 1st ever edition of the India Poker Championship Awards and amongst these talented poker players and this industry’s veterans like Amin Rozani, Peter Abraham, Rajeev Kanjani & Sameer Rattonsey. Recognizing the efforts & skills of these poker players, I feel The Spartan Poker created a great platform for these players across the nation.”