Voot partners with Pocket52 Poker Sports League to broadcast India’s first-ever docu-reality series on poker – Poker Mantra, from July 16
After the successful completion of Pocket52 – Poker Sports League (PSL) Virtual Season 3, the World’s biggest Poker League, in association with Pocket52, India’s No.1 Online Poker Platform, has launched the first-ever docu-reality series on Poker in India – Poker Mantra, exclusively on the popular OTT platform VOOT on July 16, 2021.
The five-part docu-reality series, Poker Mantra takes the viewer through the story of Poker in India. It covers interviews of renowned poker players and coaches of top poker league teams and sponsors who believe in the future of poker. With an aim to break barriers surrounding poker, the series aims at throwing light on the past, present & future of poker in India. The series has been produced by Mind Sports League, under the stewardship of the company`s co-founder and CMO, Sidharth Mishra, and has been written and directed by Sreetama Ray.
Featuring prominent poker players such as Rajat Sharma, Aniket Pradhan, Harshit Jaiswal, and Nitin Dhamija, the reality series will educate viewers on the important life lessons of money management learned through poker. Launched on 16th July 2021, Voot’s association with Poker Sports League will further strengthen the platform’s commitment to its viewers.
The five-part docu-reality series also interviews professional poker players like Kanishka Samant, Kunal Patni, Romit Advani, Abhinav Iyer, Abhishek Goindi, Niharika Bindra, Kanchan Sharma, Mahima Das Walia, and Radhika Shankar, who share how one can ace their game by studying and practicing thoroughly.
POKER MANTRA EP. 1 – TABOO
This episode showcases the harder aspects such as poker still being considered as a taboo. It educates how poker is a strategic mind sport and the challenges faced when poker is stereotyped as gambling. But, the Indian mindset is changing with stories of players like Muskan Sethi, Raj Juneja, Debayan Das, and Simran Malhotra showing how people break barriers and play poker in India. Click to Watch S1 E1 – Taboo, Indian outlook towards poker.
POKER MANTRA EP. 2 – PAISA
In a country like India, every second family talks about money management. Does poker offer any lesson in money management? Or, any skill that we can use in our daily life? In this episode players like Rajat Sharma, Aniket Pradhan, Harshit Jaiswal, and Nitin Dhamija talk to us on the educative aspect of poker, how practicing poker has imparted discipline as the cornerstone of money management. Click to Watch S1 E2 – Paisa, money management.
POKER MANTRA EP. 3 – KHEL
Through this episode, we draw parallels between poker and other sports. This episode showcases that just like any other sport poker also offers an adrenaline rush, gameplay, strategizing, the rivalry/camaraderie between players. And, India’s top professional poker players like Kanishka Samant, Kunal Patni, Romit Advani, and Abhinav Iyer tell us that Pocket 52 Poker Sports League have been instrumental in making this mind sport a spectators’ sport. Click to Watch S1 E3 – Khel, poker is a sport
POKER MANTRA EP. 4– TAPASYA
Poker demands hard work, discipline, and dedication to combat the nocturnal lifestyle, the fatigue after playing continuously for many days and nights. So, apart from keeping themselves updated with the newest trends poker players need to be mentally and physically fit to be ready for poker tournaments. Prominent poker players like Abhishek Goindi, Niharika Bindra, Kanchan Sharma, Mahima Das Walia, and Radhika Shankar tell us the kind of hard work they put in, to ace their game by studying and practicing. Click to Watch S1 E4 – Tapasya, practice makes one perfect
POKER MANTRA EP. 5 – JEET
Victory or success has a different meaning for everyone. In this episode, India’s top Poker professionals like Gaurav Sood, Srihari Bang, Akshay Nasa, and Vaibhav Sharma talk about their inspiring success stories in life, and in Pocket 52 Poker Sports League Season 3. Click to Watch S1 E5 – Jeet, the big win!
The unique concept of Poker Mantra will educate enthusiasts about the nuances of the game and create visibility for the sport. The thrill of real-money gaming, when blended into a classically crafted docu-reality series, is sure to entertain millions of players across all online poker gaming platforms in India. With an aim to break barriers and common misconceptions surrounding poker, the series aims at throwing light on the past, present & future of poker in India.
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