The Spartan Poker has taken over the poker room at Big Daddy Casino in Goa’s Mandovi River. A team led by Managing Director Amin Rozani and Vasim Rozani confirmed the deal.

Rozani Brothers And The Association

The two partnering companies have not shared the details of the business association yet. However, one thing’s for sure. Both business entities will try to draw maximum benefit by cross-branding. Speaking of which, The Spartan Poker is already carrying out promotional activities of Big Daddy on its website. The online gaming company is giving away packages to the offshore casino to the winners of online tournaments.

Speaking on the occasion, The Spartan Poker Managing Director Amin Rozani said, “I am excited at the return of the Indian Poker Championship (IPC) Team in Goa. Player experience remains the top priority for us and our partners in the Big Daddy casino management. We are looking forward to doing bigger and better things with the IPC in the coming months. Vasim Rozani will be stationed in Panjim for on-ground execution.”

This is not the first time Rozani has undertaken a casino venture in Goa. Back in 2016, Rozani and his partners Sameer Rattonsey and Rajeev Kanjani were operating the poker room in the Deltin Royale casino. Rattonsey and Kanjani are a part of the Indian Poker Championship (IPC). The arrangement with Delta Corp ceased to exist due to non-negotiable terms between the two parties.

The Big Daddy

What is to be noted here is that Big Daddy Casino is operated by Haryana politician Gopal Kanda’s Golden Globe Hotels Private Limited. For quite some time, GGHPL had been in the news for all the wrong reasons. Their offshore casino license had been revoked after 2011. The company approached the Goa bench of the Bombay High Court in 2016 offering to clear all dues and fines totaling to over ₹45 Crores.

This was not the first time Mr.Gopal Kanda and his casino were involved in legal controversy. It was in July this year that the MV Lucky Seven vessel stranded in the Miramar beach evoked a major dispute with the environmentalists.

The Win Deal

The Essel Group, for the past nine years, has been trying to start an offshore casino named Casino Maharaja. However, they haven’t been able to achieve much success. Their vessels had been lying inactive in the Mandovi River, when the deal with Golden Globe Hotels, last December, came as a saviour.

Essel Group’s casino vessel MV San Domino has been leased to the Golden Globe Hotels. The Essel Group is owned by Haryana MP Subhash Chandra. Looks like a win-win deal for both.

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