India Poker Championship made a grand entry to the world of Poker in India in March 2013. It started conducting its tourneys in the offshore casinos of Goa which attracted hundreds of entries and instantly become a popular tournament in poker circles. The founders of this event, Sameer Rattonsey and Peter Abraham from Mumbai, intended to create an event that was enjoyed by poker enthusiasts who could exhibit their skill sets and have fun reaping huge rewards. The event was initially held on a quarterly basis which is due to its increasing popularity was converted to a bi-monthly event in 2011. In the same year, a player ranking system was also launched to award top players called the Indian Player of the Year (IPOY).
The event offers players Buy ins in the range of INR5,000 to INR 30,000, all on the luxurious Casino Royale in Goa. In 2013, IPC took the event outside India and IPC Colombo was held in September at the Bally’s Casino.