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Apollo International
Address: Apollo House, 7, Institutional Area Sector - 32, Gurgaon - 122 001 (Haryana) India
E-mail Address:
Phone: (91-124) 4197200
Fax: (91-124) 4197222 / 2383269
Population: 1.129 billion
Managing Director:
COO, Lottus (Lottery):
Raja Kanwar
Mr. Nimish Bhatnagar
Year (Lottus) Lottery Founded: 2003
Sales FY 2006: N/A
Number of Employees: N/A
On-line Vendor: N/A
Internet Gaming System: N/A
Instant Ticket Vendor: N/A
Games Offered: Online Lotto
Jurisdiction: Indian State of Tripura, West Bengal & Jharkhand

Background Information

APOLLO International Ltd is part of the Rs 2,300-crore turnover Apollo Group.
Lottus, is an established brand in the online gaming industry, promoted by AIL's group company, Encorp. In a very short duration, it has made its presence felt in the Indian entertainment industry with online gaming and has established itself as a reliable and socially responsible organizer of various state Lotteries providing excellent quality of services and technical expertise .

Lottus on Line Lottery brand was launched in November 2003. In a very short time, it has established itself as a reliable and socially responsible brand of Encorp which has been organizing various state Lotteries and providing excellent quality of services and technical expertise.
It has brought in the concept of professionally managed large network of sales and collection centers in widely distributed geographical area, where the emphasis is more on providing ultimate comfort and services to all related to the distribution network.
Encorp now commands respect in the field of online lotteries due to its focus on designing and operating various games and schemes, working closely and advising on all lotteries related issues and policies to State Government s and Lottery Federations.

Lottus brand has successfully been in operation in many lottery playing states of India with strong presence in West Bengal & Jharkhand and over 2000 point of sales terminals and a team of 22 stockiest. Encouraged with the success of Lottus brand, Encorp launched two more brands in 2006. It has now the following brands in the Online Lottery segment:

GAMES: Encorp is currently running the following games:

  • Joker (Card game): The player selects 1 card out of 12 card house and if the draw card matches with his selection, he is paid 10 times of the ticket amount
  • Super 3 (3 digit game): It has 0 to 999 numbers where players select any 3 digit number and based on the drawn number different prize options are given out.
  • Keno: The player selects 2 to 10 different numbers out of the wide range of 1 to 80 numbers. Here 20 numbers are taken out in a draw and depending upon the matching of selected numbers, different prize are awarded. For example, if buyer has selected 5 different numbers and 3 of his numbers matches with any of the 20 drawn numbers, he gets a prize. But if all his 5 numbers matches with any of the 20 drawn numbers, he gets a higher amount as prize. Hence higher the selected number matches, higher the winning.

Encorp is also involved in paper lottery segment by being a part of a consortium formed by various lottery operators to operate paper as well as on line Lottery.

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