NOVOMATIC joins bidder consortium for Italian Lotto concession
Gumpoldskirchen, March 18, 2016 (OTS) – NOVOMATIC, Europe's leading gaming technology group, has entered, together with Lottomatica, a subsidiary of International Game Technology (IGT), Italian Gaming Holding (IGH), a subsidiary of SAZKA Group, and EMMA Capital and Arianna 2001, an entity affiliated with the Federation of Italian Tobacconists, into a consortium to bid for the Italian lottery concession.
This bidder consortium bundles the know-how and the financial resources of all its partners to collaboratively continue the success story of the Lotto game in Italy. The consortium submitted its bid on March 16, 2016 in accordance with the submission deadline. If the concession is awarded to the consortium, a joint venture will be established and Lottomatica will act as the principal operating partner.
“By joining this consortium, NOVOMATIC in particular continues the successful cooperation with SAZKA Group and EMMA Capital, which started in Austria with a partnership agreement for Casinos Austria”, said NOVOMATIC CEO Harald Neumann. In addition, NOVOMATIC is in talks with SAZKA Group about further co-operations in Greece and other countries.
The NOVOMATIC Group is one of the biggest international producers and operators of gaming technologies and employs more than 24,000 staff worldwide. Founded by entrepreneur Professor Johann F. Graf in 1980, the Group has locations in more than 50 countries and exports high-tech electronic gaming equipment and solutions to 80 countries. The Group operates more than 235,000 gaming terminals in its some 1,600 plus gaming operations as well as via rental concepts.
Through its numerous international subsidiaries the NOVOMATIC Group is fully active in all segments of the gaming industry and thus offers a diversified omni-channel product portfolio to its partners and clients around the world. This product range includes land based gaming products and services, management systems and cash management, online/mobile and social gaming solutions as well as lottery and sports betting solutions together with a range of sophisticated ancillary products and services.