Good news for the Indian Poker industry keeps on coming! This time it is Match Poker India’s foray into the country’s corporate domain. Match Poker India is the official Indian member of the International Federation of Match Poker (IFMP).
3 days ago, on 19th January, Match Poker announced their collaboration with Saran Sports to venture into India’s corporate sector. Match Poker is one of the few formats where the game of poker played as a team! It has been formally recognized as a sport since 2017 and is a signatory to the World Anti-Doping (WADA) code. Match Poker is played out in over 60 national federations spanning across six continents. The format is viewed as a revolutionary approach that breaks the conventional norms of poker that involve the element of luck!
The President of the IFMP, Patrick Nally said,
“IFMP is delighted to be forming a partnership with Saran Sports. Sanjiv has a long-term track record of organizing successful and engaging corporate events. As a recognized digital sport, Match Poker can really help corporates, even more so during this Covid impacted environment, to embrace innovative staff and customer relationship opportunities.”
Managing Director of Saran Sports, Sanjiv Saran Mehra said,
“Saran Sports is excited to introduce this wonderful mind sport of Match Poker to Corporate India, with all the benefits it offers I have no doubt we will see a very positive response. Being a digital and extremely fun sport, it proves to be even more relevant in today’s world and will certainly help with bringing out the best in an organisation’s workforce and performance.”
The President of Match Poker, Varun Goenka, was also certainly excited about this collaboration. He said
“I am thrilled to introduce this incredible mind sport to Corporate India! Match Poker is a skill-based team sport and will add tremendous value to all participating companies. Not only will it help develop numerous relevant skills for its employees, but it will also help them perform better and work together more efficiently and cohesively. Most of all, being a mental sport, it allows the entire workforce to come together and participate with men and women of all ages having the chance to compete on a sporting platform and is just so much fun to play!” Hopefully, good news for our industry like this keeps on coming this year and we don’t have to halt any progress the industry has made.