The World Poker Tour broadened their global reach and followed up on promises for putting the “world” in WPT announced a partnership with Adda52.com, a WPTDeepStacks stop in India and a WPT India Player of the Year award.

“With a burgeoning poker community in a country with a population of more than 1.3 billion, India is one of the most important territories in the global poker landscape,” said Angelica Hael, VP of global tour management. “Together with our partner Adda52.com, the WPT looks forward to not only sharing the WPT experience through the expansion of WPTDeepStacks to the region, but also giving Indian players incremental value with the WPT India Player of the Year award.”

WPTDeepStacks India, November 7 -13 at the Deltin Royale Casino in Panjim, Goa features a $1,000 Main Event and is the third and final stop for WTP India POY points. The first two qualifiers are $540 rake-free events July 20 – 24 and September 6 -11 at the Deltin Royale Casino.

“We are excited for WPT and Adda52 to take its partnership to new heights by bringing WPTDeepStacks to one of India’s most beautiful locations, Goa,” said Anuj Gupta, founder & CEO of Adda52.com. “WPTDeepStacks India will be an exceptionally unique event since the tournament will be held onboard a floating ship. As poker’s premier mid-major tournament circuit, WPTDeepStacks is the perfect fit for the Indian poker community.”

Adda52.com is India’s largest online poker site, owned by Gaussian Networks Pvt Ltd. The site features multiple banks and payment options for players registered on the site. Currently, the site offers No Limit Hold’em, Pot Limit Omaha, Omaha HiLo and Crazy Pineapple at various stakes and tournament formats.

Danny McDonagh, WPT live events specialist, said: “Alongside the outstanding team at Adda52.com, the World Poker Tour is proud to introduce a dedicated WPT India Player of the Year award to showcase the region’s top talent and to bring WPTDeepStacks to this flourishing market.”

The top finisher in the WPT India POY race earns a prize of $5,000 buy-in credit for WPT events and designated Deltin events during Season XVII of the World Poker Tour. The formula is based on finishing position, buy-in and number of entrants.