Poker Sports League inks broadcast deal with DSports

Vishwanathan Anand playing Poker during the season 2 of Poker Sports League - InsideSport

Poker Sports League and DSports have tied up to broadcast a daily one-hour highlights package of the 5-day Season 2 Grand Finale of the league, which concluded in Goa last month.

The PSL Season 2 Grand Finale in Goa was a breathtaking 5-day event with some of the best Poker minds representing 11 teams, fighting for a handsome prize pool of ₹4.5 crores. In order to give every curious mind a glimpse of the excitement and action witnessed during the finale, the organizers decided to broadcast it exclusively on DSPORT, a premium sports TV channel by Discovery Communications, giving every Indian a chance to learn & explore the game.

Poker Sports League, which is at par with some of the best international leagues in terms of format, experience and conduct is cultivating a promising environment for anyone who knows ‘P’ of Poker. This will be first ever telecast initiative to bring Texas Hold Em poker experience & revamp the stance of sports entertainment in India.

DSPORT will showcase the highlights of the tournament finale from June 12th to June 17th at 8 PM Indian time to bring to its viewers the essence of the league in the best possible way through an hourly telecast. In order to make it more engaging and viewer friendly, for the first time in India, the format involved special RFID chip inserted cards. The intent was to give viewers a first-hand experience of the hands being played at the table as they will be able to see the cards and gauge the moves made by players, making it a very involving and interesting experience.

Mr. Amit Burman, Co-founder Poker Sports League commenting on this exclusive partnership said, “The growing interest of people from across the world is a validation of league changing the Indian landscape for Poker in India. Our country being the country of sports fanatics, Poker deserves an equal opportunity to openly build its fan base & have a dedicated property that every poker lover could look up to & dream of being a part of. We are glad to associate with DSPORT as our telecast partners to make this dream a reality where we will give anybody & everybody interested in Poker an experience to .”

The second season witnessed 11 teams with a total of 110 players, including national and global poker champions.

Poker Sports League is the brainchild of Mr. Amit Burman, Mr. Anuj Gupta and Mr. Pranav Bagai which was established last year, with a mission to establish poker as a sport in the country. It is India’s first professional poker league, which gives opportunity to state-level teams & all poker lovers to become a part of the league & learn from the best poker players in India.