First ever international poker series to be hosted by PokerRaj in April

The “100 Series” is the first ever internationally held poker series organised by the popular  Indian online poker portal PokerRaj. The 2-day event is limited to 100 players and will take place at Bally’s Casino in Colombo, Sri Lanka, on 20th & 21st April.

The event will have a US$ 5,500 buy-in and a guaranteed US$ 250,000 prize pool. As it is capped at 100 players, the expected max prize pool will be US$ 500,000. 10% of the players will be paid out.

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PokerRaj is expecting Bollywood celebrities Anita Hassanandani, Harwan Baweja, Raj Kundra and other significant players like Melika Razavi from Iran and Venezuela’s Vanessa Alvarez.

The tournament will kick off at 3pm with 55 minute blind levels and a starting stack of 50,000 chips. Many players will be pleased to know that the button ante will be used.

The invite-only event calls for players to apply by getting in touch with the organizer (e-mail: and those booking their seats before 5th April will receive free 5-star hotel accommodation and free air transfer (only applies for players residing in India).

Cash games will be running throughout the event as well to guarantee two action packed days of poker.

The featured game will run on 20th & 21st April. Buy-in is set at $5,500 and includes $5,000 in chips + free 5-star Hotel stay + Air Transfer (only for participants residing in India).

Sri Lanka as an alternative to Goa?

Choosing Sri Lanka as the first stop of the PokerRaj International Series and specifically the largest casino in Sri Lanka, Bally’s Casino, is a great choice. Event organizers in India are usually hosting events in Goa but players are heavily taxed on their winnings.

Flights from Mumbai to Colombo take about 2.5 hours and it might just be worth it doing the trip for good poker action with less taxes.

In Brief

• The first-ever International Series organised by PokerRaj – The 100 Series.
• Why “The 100 Series”?  – A soft playing field of just 100 players
• Bollywood Celebrities – Anita Hassanandani, Harwan Baweja, Raj Kundra
• Significant Players – Melika Razavi (Iran), Vanessa Alvarez (Venezuela)
• Progressive Prize pool – Guaranteed $250,000 (Up to $500,000 depending on the number of players)
• 10% chance to land in the money
• Reserve a seat before 5th April to get a free ticket to the tournament + 5-Star Hotel + Air Transfer (only for participants residing in India)

Useful Contact

Number: Kasim Shaikh: 9833192453, George Young: 9930932366

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Louis Hartwell

Graduated in Media Communication at the University of Lausanne, Louis Hartman is a co-founder of He began his career in Cambodia as freelance journalist. In same time he was making his living by playing poker every night at that time. Intense learner, he read dozens of poker strategy books to improve his skills during many years. With a strong interest about poker "behind the scene" in Asia and his communication skills, Louis launched Somuchpoker in 2014.

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