Essel Group

    Essel Group is among India’s most prominent business houses with a diverse portfolio of assets in media, packaging, entertainment, technology-enabled services, infrastructure development, education and precious metals. Essel’s entertainment brands include – Playwin, India’s first and largest online gaming company, ‘EsselWorld’ the largest amusement park in the country and ‘Water Kingdom’, the largest theme water park in Asia.

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    Playwin defaults on loan repayments, insolvency petition filed

    Essel Group’s Pan India Network Limited, which operates various lotteries under the Playwin brand, has found to have defaulted on payment of various dues and loans, local media reports. It is understood that the default amount from Pan India Network Limited exceeds Rs 1.6 crores given to it by private company Sagar E-Shop Private Limited.  […]

    CAG alleges unfair tender process for Sikkim lottery agents

    India’s Comptroller and Auditor General (CAG) has accused Pan India Network Pvt Limited, a company associated with Indian gaming giant Essel Group, of rigging the tender process which led to it becoming a distributor of Sikkim’s state lottery. According to a report from The Wire, the CAG’s latest audit report alleges that during the tender […]

    CAG fingers four lottery companies in Mizoram scandal

    Four private companies in India have been slammed for their involvement in the Mizoram lottery scandal which allegedly led to Rs 11,808.8 crore (US$1.7 billion) in tax losses from 2012 to 2015, The Wire reports. The scandal first came to light in February 2016, when the Comptroller and Auditor General of India (CAG) began an […]

    Essel Group is reviving offshore casino

    Indian conglomerate Essel (Zee) Group is planning to start an offshore casino in Goa by the name of ‘Casino Maharaja’, according to inside sources. The casino will be Goa’s sixth offshore casino, with the others operated by Delta Corp Group and Pride Group. Essel Group first announced the offshore casino in 2009, but the vessel […]

    Sourcing players from offline tournaments

    A number of India-based online poker companies are reporting success by hosting offline poker tournaments in order to attract more players to their sites. According to Economic Times, while poker is not considered as gambling, there has still been apprehension over launching online card game portals in the country. Indian poker companies, including Adda52 and […]

    Former lottery chairman enters Upper House of Parliament

    Dr. Subhash Chandra, former chairman of multi-billion dollar business conglomerate Essel Group is to enter the Upper House of the Indian Parliament as an independent candidate with support from BJP and other regional parties, local media reports. Essel Group is the official distributor of lotteries in Maharashtra, Sikkim and some other states through its brand […]

    Essel Group launches Pokernation.com

    Indian business conglomerate Essel Group has announced the launch of its new poker website, Pokernation.com. Pokernation is part of the Indian Poker Network (IPN) which includes Khelplay.com, a rummy site. Commenting on the development, Says Sree Ram Somayajula, assistant vice president of Pokernation.com said: “Playing online and ‘live’ against faceless but skilled opponents is an […]
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