This year, India’s leading online gaming website surprised the country by roping in legendary cricketer Chris Gayle as its brand ambassador.
This Wednesday, the “Universal Boss” Gayle was in Mumbai for an exclusive event organized by Adda52 to celebrate the auspicious festival of Diwali with poker fans and give them an opportunity to spend an evening with their favorite cricket player. “Poker Nights With Gayle”, held at Mayfair banquets, was nothing short of a wonder event. There were number of poker enthusiasts present at the venue to interact with Gayle and watch him playing the card game they admire the most. Popular celebrities like Minissha Lamba and Aditi Bhatia also graced the event with their presence.
In the press meeting, Gayle – who is known for his candidness and super-cool attitude, answered the questions of the journalists and media representatives about his new-found passion for this highly entertaining skill-based game. The Caribbean cricketer revealed his excitement and said he is thrilled to be a part of this amazing event. “India has so much to offer and you experience so many new things every day. It is astonishing as well as liberating to see the pace at which the poker industry is growing in India and I am delighted to be a part of this revolution by being associated with the leaders in the industry. For me, poker is special because it helps me relax mentally,” Gayle said.
Since its inception, Adda52 is consistently winning hearts of poker fans from all over India due to its commitment towards providing the best online gaming experience to its users. “ We are India’s biggest online poker community and so we thought why not celebrate Diwali with our huge poker family,” Mohit Agarwal, CEO and Co-Founder of Adda52 commented at the event. “We are pleased to have famous celebrities, Adda52 patrons and all the poker lovers with us today. It is such a pleasure to meet everyone under one roof, enjoying the game around the celebratory vibes,” he added.
Poker is a skill-based game and its online version is gradually gaining popularity in the country. Players are evolving, so is Poker. “India is one of the top five countries for online gaming in the world. The industry is expected to grow up to $1.1 billion by 2020 owing to the favorable demographics, internet plus smartphone penetration and digital payment infrastructure. And with the increasing popularity of poker as a skill-based game, the online poker industry is bound to grow at an unimaginable pace in the coming years. Observing this trend, we are focusing on addressing a lot more poker users’ needs through our innovations and award-winning technology,” said Mohit Agarwal.
When asked about the decision to bring Chris Gayle onboard to power Adda52’s advertising campaign, Mohit said, “ It was quite an easy decision actually. We thought of cricket when we decided we needed someone to help us endorse our brand Adda52 better, as cricket is followed like a religion in our country. We needed someone who is loved as a cricketer but someone who also knew his poker well, so Chris was the first name that came into mind.”
Poker is not just a game. It is nothing short of an adventurous experience which every person should be felt at least once in the lifetime. The word which you can definitely relate with poker is “Passion”. Playing poker is undoubtedly one of the best ways to enjoy some quality “Me” time and give you the much-needed break from your hectic daily routine.
So don’t wait and log in to Adda52 to enjoy playing your favorite poker games right now!