Tag Archives: essel group
- Playwin declares 30% price hike for lottery tickets ‘on account of GST’
July 3, 2017
Winning the elusive lottery jackpot in India now comes with a hefty price tag. Last week, private lottery distributor Playwin announced on Twitter that it has “revised prices” for its lottery game tickets, effective July 1. The lottery brand of Indian conglomerate Essel Group pinned the ticket price hike “on...
- Audit report links Essel Group firms to $1.83B India lottery scam
June 23, 2017
Two companies associated with business conglomerate Essel Group have been linked to the INR11,808 crore (US$1.83 billion) lottery scam in the Indian state of Mizoram. Several weeks ago, the Comptroller and Auditor General of India (CAG) came out with a report, in which it revealed “a host of anomalies in...
- Essel Group debuts new poker network with Mojo Games
February 17, 2017
Essel Group has teamed up with Canada-based B2B gaming software provider Mojo Games to roll out its second poker website, mercurypoker.com. Mercurypoker, which will join the India Poker Network (IPN), is a joint venture between Essel Group—via its subsidiary Mercury Gaming Solutions—and Mojo Games, the Canadian company said in a...
- Ex-Essel executive punts on seat at India’s Upper House of Parliament
May 31, 2016
The former chairman of multi-billion dollar business conglomerate Essel Group is eyeing to enter the Upper House of the Indian Parliament, local media outlets reported. Dr. Subhash Chandra is reportedly planning to file his nomination for the parliament, locally known as Rajya Sabha, as an independent candidate from Haryana ahead...
- Pokernation.com takes “teach-learn-play” model in promoting online poker in India
May 18, 2016
India has welcomed PokerNation, the country’s new dedicated online poker site. Tuesday saw the official launch of Pokernation.com, an online poker site operated by Playwin, the lottery and gaming brand of Pan India Network Ltd, which is part of the Essel Group conglomerate. The site is part of MPN’s Indian...
India’s Supreme Court taking another look at sports betting
April 28, 2017
Law panel leans towards regulating gambling in India
March 20, 2017