Poker Sports League, a unique initiative which brings together Poker enthusiasts from all across the world, organized a press interaction in Kolkata to invite bids for the Kolkata Team for Season 2. Mr. Pranav Bagai, Co founder & CEO, Poker Sports League (PSL) was present to interact with the media, highlighting the journey and role of PSL in glorifying the mind sport in India.
Poker Sports League at its very core attempts to popularize poker as a sport by putting on display – a combination of skill, mathematics, decision making and grit which are required in the right mix to emerge as a poker champion.
PSL franchisee ownership rights for an eight-year period come to Rs 9 crore. The right to enter the fray comes for Rs 57.5 lakh. Add to this Rs 14 lakh on account of players’ salaries and the team gets ready to vie for a stake in the season’s prize purse of Rs 3.6 crores.
PSL has also appointed Viswanathan Anand, the chess maestro, as their Brand Ambassador, in November last year.
DSPORT, a premium sports TV channel by Discovery Communications India, has acquired the exclusive rights to broadcast Season 2 of the Poker Sports League (PSL), the world’s first franchise based poker league. The tournament will be covered in English. This will be the first ever broadcast of Texas hold’em poker in India.
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