New Operator For Indian Poker Network

By Brian Cullingworth, Last updated Mar 2, 2021

Essel Group subsidiary launches Mojo Games-powered site

Canadian software developer Mojo Games is powering a new online poker website – Mercury Poker – for Mercury Gaming Solutions, a subsidiary of Essel Group. Mercury Poker is the second site rolled out by Mercury Gaming Solutions and is to join the Indian Poker Network; it is the product of a 50-50 joint venture involving Mojo and Mercury Gaming. The Mercury Poker domain is owned by Pranav Bathija, who has close links to the son of Essel Group’s chairman.

Essel Group’s position is reportedly an interesting one; it has supported, an online poker site operated by Playwin, a Pan India Network brand and member of the MPN. Mojo provides the technology and backend for the IPN, and is already working on another new site, Baadshah Gaming, for Casino Pride, according to a statement released this week. The Canadian supplier is making inroads into some interesting markets, and is currently working on a tournament solution for Alibaba’s subsidiary VLeague and Alisports in Asia.

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Brian Cullingworth

Infopowa news was a staple of Casinomeister’s news from 2000 until 2019. Brian Cullingworth was the main writer, contributor, and was one of the most knowledgeable persons I have ever known involved in the online casino industry.

We first met in January 2001 at the ICE in London where I observed him going booth to booth interviewing online casino, software, and licensing jurisdiction representatives. Brian was also heavily involved with our forum as “Jetset“, he was involved as an informal consultant to eCOGRA, the OPA, and was a player advocate who assisted countless aggrieved players with his connections to industry folks. He also published “Casino Cautions” via Infopowa news for quite a number of years. These can be found in our news archives.

His passing in February 2019 was a dark day for us. He will be forever missed.

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