Last Friday was a busy day for the team at PokerMet… we rushed to the designated venue for our corporate poker night at Unitech SEZ, New Town around noon. The cafeteria at the busy IT Company was booked for our event for the afternoon welcoming participation of all the employees as a fun way to celebrate TGIF at work after a long work week.
While the team anticipated the happy participation of roughly 30 people, we were completely bowled over with a crowd of almost 100+ awaiting excited participation. The HR department had been sending out invitations for the event for around 3 days requesting the employees to attend and putting the word out. But registrations were slow to begin with.
In fact, the Friday Poker Night was rescheduled to be held on the afternoon as the HR department worried nobody would wait after office hours to play! Even their lunch hours had to be cut 30 minutes shorter to accommodate ample tournament time for PokerMet and we feared hosting a poker tournament party for a group of disgruntled employees, sulking with an utter lack of interest. Neither did we want to bribe them with the lure of our gifts sponsored by GetNerdy.com, for people who did not care about the mind game of poker and only came for free food and beverage.
We continued to stress our message throughout the event about the amazing benefits of online brain games like poker. Amazingly enough the crowd started to expand, and was now standing some 130 strong and reaching the far end of the cafeteria entrances. Things had started looking good for a while now, but now they seemed overwhelmingly great!