At 9stacks, we always try to infuse a zing of fun for you, every time we launch something. This time, we are super excited to announce that we are collaborating with everyone's favorite funny man, Mr Gopal Datt for #LFGVegas2.00!
Known for his work in films like Tere Naam, Mujhe Kuch Kehna Hai and Filmistan, Datt shot to fame with Cyrus Broacha’s The Week That Wasn’t, TVF web series, Pitchers and multiple AIB sketches. Most recently, the actor was appreciated for his work in the highly praised Netflix series, Delhi Crime.
He is also a poker enthusiast known for dabbling in the game whenever he gets a chance.
Lovingly known as 'Gopalji', Mr Datt will be flying to the world poker capital, Las Vegas with the #9stacksTeamIndia contingent this year to cover the event for 9stacks, engage with players prior to the Vegas trip and will follow their journey in July. Meanwhile he will be a regular feature on our Instagram and Facebook handles and will bring you super fun updates on everything that's happening in #LFGVegas2.00 %%img2%%
“Poker has always fascinated me as an actor. Both acting and playing poker involve an intense obsession with understanding human behaviour and predicting the next move. It is an extremely challenging sport that I will be witnessing LIVE in Vegas with #9stacksTeamIndia. This year is going to be special as WSOP celebrates its 50th Anniversary and I am looking forward to meeting all the upcoming poker talent from India” exclaims an excited Gopalji
Last year, 25 players formed #9stacksTeamIndia 2018 which included an interesting mix of professional poker players like Nishant Sharma, Vivek Rughani, Mayank Jaggi, Sanjay Taneja, Aditya Pratap Singh amongst others, and regular poker players from working backgrounds like Vishal Tulsyan, Amresh Kumar, and Dinesh Singh.
Nishant Sharma and Viek Rughani led India to historic heights by becoming the first two Indian poker players ever to enter the top 100 ranks in the Main Event. Both had won the entry ticket to the tournament on 9stacks. In 2019, we're looking forward to doubling the feat and sending at least 50 players to Vegas.
With LFGVegas2.00, the Vegas in Rs 2 and the recently culminated Vegas in Rs 9 tournament challenges, we've been trying to really break the mould and expand to beyond tier 1 in India.
“Gopal Datt and his trademark brand of humor is very relatable, refreshing and honest. He truly connects with the players and with his viewers and we believe that having him on board with us in Vegas to cover the WSOP2019 will help us bring India closer to poker.” comments Mr Sudhir Kamath, CEO, 9stacks on the collaboration.
We're doing a special up close and personal interview with Gopalji very soon.
Stay tuned for all the fun updates on our social media channels