The Deltin Poker Tournament (DPT) came into existence when two industry giants joined hands. India’s largest poker site, Adda52, and Goa’s biggest floating casino Deltin Royale came together to form the DPT in 2016. The very first edition of the tour was held from January 21 to 26 and boasted of guarantee of ₹1 Crore for the Main Event. This was followed by a six-day long poker carnival from November 9 – 14.
Powered by Adda52 yet again, the series returned in February 2017 (February 23 to 27), and this time the total guarantee had increased to ₹1.5 Crore. Owing to the overwhelming success of the series, the guarantee was once again raised to ₹2 Crores for the July edition, which ran from July 19 to 24. With the last edition of the year taking place from September 13 to 18.
In 2018 two editions of the DPT were held, starting with the February edition (15 to 19) with the ₹35K Main Event guaranteed a hefty ₹1 Crore in prize money. This was followed by a stop in April (26 to 29) with an estimated ₹2 Crore prize pool, and the final edition of the 2018 DPT was held from July 26 to 29.
The DPT has also branched off into other series. In 2018, the DPT Colossus Super High Roller Series was hosted from April 26 to 29, 2018, and the first-of-its-kind event, DPT Xpress (DPTX) targeting small and medium stake players was held from September 27 to 30 in Deltin Denzong, Sikkim.
DPT started off 2019 with a bang by announcing the first edition of the year from February 7-11, 2019. The 5-day series was hosted at the Adda52 Live Poker Room onboard Casino Deltin Royale in Goa and comprised of four events.
The DPT February Edition was followed up by DPT Xpress, which ran its course from March 14-17 at the Casino Deltin Denzong. The second edition of the DPT Colossus Super High Roller (SHR) took place from May 2-5 at the Casino Deltin Royale. The last DPT series of 2019 was hosted in July 2019.
In 2020, DPT has announced three series which will take place in the first half of the year. First up, is the DPT Xpress (DPTX), which will be hosted at the Casino Deltin Royale from February 27 to March 1. The next stop on the schedule is DPTX series in March, which will take place onboard Casino Deltin JAOK from March 26 to 29. The third stop on the line-up is DPT April edition, which is to take place at Casino Deltin Royale from April 22 to 27.