One of largest European consumer gaming companies focused on lottery and sports betting. In 2015, consumers spent over EUR 15 billion on wagers with the SAZKA Group companies.

SAZKA Group brings innovations to the lottery and gaming industry with a strong ambition to continue expanding while adhering to strong CSR and responsible gaming principles.

Highlights

  • 90 + Million
    Served customers
  • 51 + Thousand
    Points of sale
  • 6 + Thousand
    People working for Sazka Group companies
  • 15 + Billion
    Wagers in 2015
  • 5
    Countries with our presence

Our Values

SAZKA Group Strategy

SAZKA Group strives to provide its customers with entertainment and life changing opportunities in a responsible, professional and efficient manner, while having a positive impact in the communities and society.

Our core values and beliefs:

  • Customer focus

    Customer focus

    We provide entertainment to the general public and our customers are at the forefront of everything we do. Trust and integrity are key values in respect to our relationship with our customers.

  • Innovation

    Innovation

    We strive to stay ahead of our customer needs and continuously invest our energy into developing, testing, implementing -- but also writing off -- new concepts in all parts of our business.

  • Entrepreneur-
    ship

    Entrepreneurship

    In the companies we operate, our culture is highly entrepreneurial, which we consider crucial for long-term success. We believe that the key to our success is teams of responsible, motivated and result-driven individuals.

  • Superior performance

    Superior performance

    We are obsessed with efficient execution of tasks and continuous improvement leading to superior business performance and achievement of our goals.

  • Responsibility

    Responsibility

    We employ a long-term strategic approach to the gaming business with full understanding and a commitment to play a positive role in the communities and societies in which we operate. Moreover, all our companies are proud members of the World Lottery and European Lottery associations and fully support their principles of operations.

    Operations

    SAZKA Group is the sole owner of the Czech lottery company SAZKA and has shareholdings in the Greek lottery OPAP, LOTTOITALIA, Casinos Austria and Austrian Lotteries.

    • About
      SAZKA Group

    • About
      SAZKA

    • About
      OPAP

    • About
      LOTTOITALIA

    • About
      Casinos Austria

    • About
      Austrian Lotteries

    Board of Directors

    • Karel
      Komárek

      Karel
      Komárek

      Chairman of the Board of Directors

      Karel Komárek is one of the most successful entrepreneurs both in the Czech Republic and the CEE region as a whole. Mr. Komárek is the founder of KKCG, one of the fastest growing investment groups in Central Europe, which has enjoyed dynamic development under his leadership during the last 20 years. Today KKCG manages various companies with an aggregate asset value of over EUR 2 billion. KKCG and its portfolio companies employ more than 3,000 people in ten countries around the world.

      KKCG focuses its investments on four sectors: Entertainment & Gaming, Smart Technologies, Oil & Gas, Industrials, Investments and Real Estate.

      In 2012, Mr. Komárek made a decision to acquire SAZKA, the largest Czech lottery company. In the years 2014 and 2015, SAZKA was the fastest growing lottery company in the world. In 2016, SAZKA was integrated into SAZKA Group.

      In 2012, Karel Komárek’s KKCG Group and its partner (Jiří Šmejc’s EMMA Capital) acquired stakes in the Greek national lottery company OPAP and took over management thereof. This cooperation led to an agreement between Karel Komárek and Jiří Šmejc to create a joint gaming holding, SAZKA Group, in which the KKCG Group holds a 75% stake.

      Thanks to the cooperation of KKCG Group and EMMA Group and an active acquisition strategy, Sazka Group has since managed to add stakes in gaming companies in Austria (Casinos Austria) and Italy (LOTTOITALIA) to its portfolio.

      In addition to his responsibilities within KKCG, Mr. Komárek is very active in the social community. Mr. Komárek’s conscientious efforts are reflected through all of KKCG’s holding companies’ business practices, such as the efficient and environmentally friendly exploitation of natural resources, and through his active support and personal involvement in a variety of cultural events and social projects.

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    • Jiří
      Šmejc

      Jiří
      Šmejc

      Deputy Chairman of the Board of Directors

      Over the past 15 years, Mr. Šmejc has been one of the most prominent entrepreneurs and managers in Central Europe. His name is closely associated with the sweeping development of the Home Credit Group - currently the largest company providing consumer financing in the world - and with the creation of the EMMA Group, which within a few years has become one of the leading investors in the European gaming market.

      In the very first year of its existence, the EMMA Group managed to put together an international consortium of investors that won a tender for the privatization of a 33% stake in the Greek gaming concern OPAP. Mr. Šmejc then headed the strategic decision-making during the major restructuring that OPAP has since undergone. Throughout this process, the cooperation with Karel Komárek’s KKCG Group - which already owned the Czech national lottery company Sazka - played an important role. This resulted in the agreement of both businessmen to create a joint gaming holding, SAZKA Group, in which the EMMA Group holds a 25% stake.

      In addition to activities associated with the EMMA Group, Jiří Šmejc is also very significantly involved in his foundation, Sirius, which strives to help children who have not had good luck in life. This foundation, which is primarily about systemic change, not just about one-time assistance, is not only financed by Jiří Šmejc, but also personally run by him as the Chairman of the Board.

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    • Pavel
      Šaroch

      Pavel
      Šaroch

      Member of the Board of Directors

      Born in 1970, he is a graduate of the University of Economics in Prague.

      A specialist since 1995 in investment banking and business administration, he served in management positions with securities trading firms such as Ballmaier & Schultz CZ and Prague Securities. From 1999 to 2001, he was a Member of the Board of Directors of I.F.B., which focuses on organizational and economic consulting as well as management of the owner’s investment projects. In 2001, he was appointed Deputy Chairman of the Supervisory Board of ATLANTIK finanční trhy and subsequently became a Member of the company’s Board of Directors.

      Mr. Šaroch is a Member of the Board of Directors of the parent company of KKCG investment group, KKCG AG, and of individual holding companies that belong to the Group. He is also Chief Investment Officer of KKCG a.s. Since December 2011, he has been Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Czech Republic’s largest lottery company SAZKA, a member of KKCG Group.

      Since 2013 he has also been a Member of the Board of Directors of OPAP S.A., the largest lottery company in Greece and one of the most extensive in Europe. As part of his role, he is actively involved in creating a new business development strategy, not only for the core lottery and entertainment business, but also for the future brand stretch into other areas of interest such as telecommunications and personal finance.

    • Pavel
      Horák

      Pavel
      Horák

      Member of the Board of Directors

      Born in Zlin, he graduated from the Faculty of Economics at Masaryk University in Brno and then from the Faculty of Finance at the University of Economics, Prague. He gained his first practical experience in finance and management at Deloitte & Touche, where he worked as an auditor. In 2001 he joined TV Nova as Chief Financial Officer. During his tenure, TV NOVA worked its way up to the position of the most profitable private television channel in Central Europe. In 2006 he left to join PPF Group. There he worked in the position of CFO of the whole group, and from 2012 he performed the same function in the key company of PPF’s portfolio - Home Credit. In 2014 he became Chief Investment Officer and also partner in EMMA Group. Under his leadership, EMMA entered into the lottery and gaming markets in Greece, Czech Republic, Austria and Italy and has become one of the most important European companies operating in that field.

    Management

    • Robert
      Chvátal

      Chief Executive Officer

      Robert
      Chvátal

      Chief Executive Officer

      As CEO, Robert is leading SAZKA Group and its international team to becoming one of the key players in the lottery and gaming sector, with an emphasis on innovation and expansion of the business both vertically and horizontally across the SAZKA Group footprint.

      He strongly believes that teamwork, a focus on innovation, and speed are success factors in this industry, which is significantly impacted by technology changes as well as changing consumer expectations.

      As CEO, Robert has been instrumental in turning SAZKA around in the Czech Republic to become one of the fastest growing lotteries in Europe between 2013 - 2016.

      He started his professional career with Procter & Gamble and Benckiser before spending 15 years in mobile telecommunications with T-Mobile as Chief Marketing Officer for T-Mobile Czech and later as CEO of T-Mobile Slovakia and T-Mobile Austria.

      He is a graduate of the Prague School of Economics and serves as 1st Vice President of the industry association European Lotteries.

    • Peter
      Stohr

      Chief Financial Officer

      Peter
      Stohr

      Chief Financial Officer

      Peter is responsible for all financial management functions of the SAZKA Group. He is also a Partner at EMMA Capital (25% shareholder of SAZKA Group). Prior to SAZKA Group and EMMA Capital, Peter was an Investment and M&A Director with the PPF group in Prague. Prior to moving to Prague in 2010, Peter was a Vice President with Citi Private Equity in London (he was previously also an Associate of the group in New York) where he was a key member of the investment team responsible for managing a global private equity and direct investments portfolio of over $10 billion. Earlier in his career, Peter was a Director of Republic Financial Corporation’s private equity division in Denver, Colorado, a financial M&A analyst with Salomon Smith Barney in New York, and an accountant with Arthur Andersen. Peter graduated from the University of Colorado at Boulder and received his MBA from both Columbia Business School and London Business School. He is an inactive Certified Public Accountant.

    • Štěpán
      Dlouhý

      Chief Investment Officer

      Štěpán
      Dlouhý

      Chief Investment Officer

      Štěpán is responsible for sourcing, executing and management of investments in the gaming industry within SAZKA Group. Štěpán has been leading the M&A and strategic business development of SAZKA Group including the recent acquisitions of Casinos Austria, Austrian Lotteries, Italian Lotto license and bids for the leading German sports betting company Tipico and the Turkish national lottery. Prior to SAZKA Group, Štěpán was Investment Director at KKCG (75% shareholder of SAZKA Group), covering investments in gaming and telecommunications industries. Štěpán joined KKCG from Chayton Capital, a London-based private equity firm. Prior to Chayton he had focused on private equity, M&A and corporate performance improvement while working for Aetheon Capital, Deloitte, Bank Gutmann and Creditanstalt Investment. Štěpán received a MSc. in finance from the University of Economics in Prague.

    • Radim
      Haluza

      Online Gaming Director

      Radim
      Haluza

      Online Gaming Director

      Radim’s focus is to drive the growth of online and mobile gaming businesses within SAZKA Group by promoting innovation, a customer-centric approach and use of the best available gaming technology. Radim served as a special advisor to the Ministry of Finance of the Czech Republic with responsibility for the sports betting & gaming area. During his tenure at the Ministry of Finance, he was one of the architects of a new gambling law approved by the Czech parliament in spring 2016. The new gambling law has introduced significant improvements in the area of responsible gaming and player protection. Prior to joining the Ministry of Finance, Radim was CEO and Chairman of the executive board of Fortuna Entertainment Group, the largest CEE sports betting company listed on the Prague and Warsaw stock exchanges. He spearheaded the successful expansion of Fortuna on the Czech, Polish and Slovakian sports betting markets. Prior to Fortuna, Radim was CEO of the Czech retail chain Žabka and CFO of Penta Investments. Radim received a MSc. in finance from the University of Economics in Prague.

    • Martin
      Škopek

      Group Retail Director

      Martin
      Škopek

      Group Retail Director

      Martin is responsible for the retail business within SAZKA Group. Among his main responsibilities are the development of sales and distribution strategies, identification of new business opportunities, and structuring and sponsoring group projects in sales and distribution. In addition to SAZKA Group he is a member of the board of KKCG (75% shareholder of SAZKA Group) as well as a member of the board of other KKCG entities. Prior to joining KKCG, Martin spent 25 years of his professional career in the financial industry in top positions within Erste Bank, one of the largest CEE banking & insurance groups, working in local markets and also serving as retail board member of Erste Bank Holding. He received his university degree at the Prague School of Economics and his E-MBA at Thunderbird, Phoenix, Arizona.

    • Radek
      Váňa

      Chief Legal Officer

      Radek
      Váňa

      Chief Legal Officer

      Radek is head of SAZKA Group’s legal department with responsibility for corporate legal matters, transaction support, regulatory matters and compliance. He previously worked as a senior lawyer at Allen & Overy, a top tier international law firm and, more recently, as the international counsel at KAZ Minerals, a major mining group listed on the London Stock Exchange (formerly Kazakhmys, a FTSE 100 constituent). Radek has spent his career working in London, Kazakhstan, Prague, Amsterdam and Tbilisi (Georgia). His experience includes many high-profile international projects in Europe and Asia, including various M&A and privatization transactions, private equity, IPOs and project financing. He was in charge of KAZ Mineral’s anti-bribery program and international compliance in Kazakhstan.

      Across our footprint we are key donors for good cause.

      SAZKA Group's CSR

      SAZKA Group’s corporate social responsibility strategy is closely linked to the markets in which we operate. We strive to combine our business success with prosperity and quality of life for the citizens of the communities in which we operate.

      Responsibility is one of the key differentiators of how we operate lotteries and other gaming compared to new forms of competition and illegal operators. This includes a very clear commitment to putting corporate social responsibility standards at the heart of our activities.

      • SAZKA
        CSR

        SAZKA

        In the Czech Republic SAZKA is a long-term principal partner of the Czech Olympic Foundation, an organization that supports young athletes aged 6–18. SAZKA is committed to securing broad, nationwide support for sports and the sport-related activities of children and teenagers. The goal is to improve the lifestyle of today’s young generation and return to the traditional values of Olympism. Olympic Multiathlon is a key project of the Czech Olympic Committee executed in the framework of a long-term campaign aimed at supporting sports and a healthy lifestyle – Czech Republic Plays Sports. Instead of seeking “best results”, the campaign’s main objectives are to involve as many elementary school children as possible in eight sport disciplines during physical education classes and, at the same time, motivate them to pursue a physical activity of their choice as their pastime.

      • OPAP
        CSR

        OPAP

        OPAP strives to offer a better future for the new generation. At a time when social needs are more intense than ever, OPAP continues to evolve its business operations, remaining true to its commitment to responsible growth and social support. A key parameter of its operations and an integral part of its corporate philosophy is to take an active part, focusing on initiatives that improve the living conditions of fellow Greek citizens and, in parallel, contribute to social welfare.

        More specifically, with the key objective of bringing back hope to youth, OPAP has structured its societal support strategy on three pillars, addressing real needs of young people by undertaking initiatives that make a difference. The initiatives that have led our company to this special position refer to advancing health, promoting the values of sports and supporting employment.

        Last but not least, OPAP applies responsibility to the heart of its business operations, following an integrated strategy for responsible gaming, protecting its customers and especially minors and sensitive social groups.

      • Casinos Austria
        CSR

        Casinos Austria

        The public's expectations regarding Casinos Austria and Austrian Lotteries Group are complex and challenging. With its business objective, the company is interacting in a socially and economically important but also a very sensitive area, which is why it has always taken its corresponding responsibility very seriously. "Gaming with Responsibility" is not just a slogan, it is the guiding principle for all CASAG business activities.

        Not only in Austria, but in fact all around the world, CASAG has made a mark as a global leader in the implementation and further development of methods regarding player protection, anti-money laundering, data protection and privacy, anti-corruption, and in the field of CSR in the entire industry. With its comprehensive sponsorship activities and its commitment as a partner of various organizations, CASAG funds sports initiatives as well as social projects and is among the most important sponsors in the fields of arts and culture in Austria.

      • Austrian Lotteries
        CSR

        Austrian Lotteries

        Austrian Lotteries supports numerous projects and initiatives in the fields of humanitarian concerns, health, art, as well as culture, sport, nature and environment, economy, science and research.

        With the so-called Lotteries Days, which were first launched in June 2010 and have been greeted with enthusiasm, Austrian Lotteries has established fairly exceptional action days for its customers. Thus the company meets its self-imposed target to provide free access to arts and culture and make it an experience for everybody. On these special days, customers gain free access to the respective participating location (museum, gallery, etc.) by presenting any product of Austrian Lotteries.

        Shareholders

        • KKCG

          • KKCG

            KKCG is an international investment group founded in 1996 by Karel Komárek. KKCG manages assets worth over 2 billion euros and employs more than 3,000 people. KKCG's long-term strategy targets oil and gas exploration and production, lotteries, entertainment and gaming, tourism, biotech and smart technologies. KKCG holds shares in more than 25 companies, including the MND Group, SAZKA Group, VÍTKOVICE, the FISCHER Travel Group, and others. KKCG operates in 10 countries worldwide including the Czech Republic, Greece, Austria, Germany, Russia, Georgia, Italy, the United Kingdom and the United States.

            Read more about KKCG at www.kkcg.com

        • EMMA Capital

          • EMMA Capital

            EMMA Capital is an investment group established in 2012 at the initiative of its majority shareholder Jiří Šmejc. EMMA Capital specializes in strategic investments, where it mainly focuses on the retail business. The usual strategy followed by companies associated under EMMA Capital is to become actively involved in the management of companies in which the group invests. EMMA Capital currently operates in the Czech Republic, Greece, Romania, Austria, Italy and Slovakia. In addition, EMMA Capital owns an 11.37% stake in the Home Credit Group, one of the largest providers of consumer lending in the world.

            Read more about EMMA Capital at www.emmacapital.cz

        Shareholders of SAZKA Group are committed to building the largest lottery and gaming operator in Europe. The strategy of SAZKA Group is to promote the growth of existing assets and to continue expanding into other parts of the world organically and via acquisitions, both in Europe and beyond. SAZKA Group aims to pursue lottery, sports betting and online gaming opportunities in Europe while having a business development unit in Asia.

          Media & Contacts

          Media Contacts

          Dana Dvořáková

          Corporate Communication Director

          KKCG

          +420 602 372 834

          Pavel Zuna

          External Communication Director

          EMMA Capital

          +420 602 475 698

          For Austria - Michael Höfler

          Pantarhei corporate advisors

          +43/1/886 56 35 - 202

          Investment Opportunities

          Offices

          Prague

          SAZKA Group

          Vinohradská 1511/230

          Prague 10

          100 00

          Czech Republic

          tel. +420 225 010 612

          e-mail.

          London

          SAZKA Group

          One Connaught Place

          London W2 2ET

          United Kingdom

          tel. +44 203 003 2921

          e-mail.

          The largest provider of numerical lotteries in Europe, having a stake in all lotteries in continental Europe where lotteries are privately managed.

          About

          SAZKA Group was formed in 2016 by the merger of KKCG and EMMA Capital gaming companies. SAZKA Group is the largest provider of numerical lotteries in Europe, having a stake in all lotteries in continental Europe where lotteries are privately owned or managed.

          SAZKA Group’s business success is based on a focus on customer insight, omni-channel distribution excellence, dedicated teams of people and operational efficiency.

          SAZKA Group is the sole owner of the Czech lottery company SAZKA a.s. It is also the largest investor in EMMA Delta, a fund holding a 33% stake in the Greek lottery and sports betting company OPAP. SAZKA Group has also agreed to acquire an approximate 34% share in Casinos Austria and Austrian Lotteries (regulatory approvals are pending). In 2016, SAZKA Group acquired a 32.5% stake in LOTTOITALIA, a company that has been awarded a license to operate the Italian lottery Lotto from the end of 2016.

          Our assets

          • SAZKA

            SAZKA is the largest lottery and gaming company in the Czech Republic, with a 95% market share in draw lotteries. Having been founded in 1956, the company has one of the most iconic brands.

          • OPAP

            OPAP is the national Greek gaming champion and one of the largest gaming companies in the world. Founded in 1958, it was transformed into a public limited company in 1999.

          • LOTTOITALIA

            In 2016, SAZKA Group acquired a 32.5% stake in LOTTOITALIA. The Lotto license grants the operator the ability to exclusively operate two national games Lotto and 10e Lotto.

          • Casinos Austria

            Casinos Austria is an internationally operating gaming group, founded in 1967, with primary focus on the Austrian market.

          • Austrian Lotteries

            Austrian Lotteries has grown into an internationally renowned gaming company that today generates sales of about three billion euros each year.

          SAZKA

          SAZKA is the largest lottery and gaming company in the Czech Republic, with a 95% market share in lotteries. The company operates an extensive network of more than 7,250 points of sale with online terminals providing both lottery and non-lottery services. Having been founded already in 1956, the company has one of the most traditional and iconic brands in the market.

          Expansion

          In 2014 and 2015, SAZKA was the fastest growing lottery company in the world. This was a result of the successful launch of the Eurojackpot game, expansion of the scratch cards portfolio and rejuvenation of its traditional draw-based games.

          SAZKA also expanded its non-lottery product portfolio, operating a sports betting provider, providing financial transaction services and launching a virtual mobile operator – currently the 4th largest mobile services provider after the incumbent players.

          In 2011, KKCG became a SAZKA co-owner and in 2012 the company's sole owner. In 2016, SAZKA was integrated into SAZKA Group

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          Company structure

          • SAZKA Group

          • SAZKA

          • OPAP

          • LOTTOITALIA

          • Casinos Austria

          • Austria Loteries

          SAZKA

          SAZKA is the largest lottery and gaming company in the Czech Republic, with a 95% market share in draw lotteries. Having been founded already in 1956, the company has one of the most iconic brands.

          About

          SAZKA is the largest lottery and gaming company in the Czech Republic, with a 95% market share in lotteries. The company operates an extensive network of more than 7,250 points of sale with online terminals providing both lottery and non-lottery services. Having been founded already in 1956, the company has one of the most traditional and iconic brands in the market.

          In 2014 and 2015, SAZKA was the fastest growing lottery company in the world. This was a result of the successful launch of the Eurojackpot game, expansion of the scratch cards portfolio and rejuvenation of its traditional draw-based games.

          SAZKA also expanded its non-lottery product portfolio, operating a sports betting provider, providing financial transaction services and launching a virtual mobile operator – currently the 4th largest mobile services provider after the incumbent players.

          In 2011, KKCG became a SAZKA co-owner and in 2012 the company's sole owner. In 2016, SAZKA was integrated into SAZKA Group

          Read more about SAZKA at: sazka.cz

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          Other assets

          • SAZKA

            SAZKA is the largest lottery and gaming company in the Czech Republic, with a 95% market share in draw lotteries. Having been founded in 1956, the company has one of the most iconic brands.

          • OPAP

            OPAP is the national Greek gaming champion and one of the largest gaming companies in the world. Founded in 1958, it was listed on the Athens Stock Exchange in 2001.

          • LOTTOITALIA

            LOTTOITALIA holds the Italian Lotto license for one of largest draw-based lottery licenses in the world. Based on the Lotto license, LOTTOITALIA exclusively operates two national games Lotto and 10e Lotto.

          • Casinos Austria

            Casinos Austria is an internationally operating gaming group, founded in 1967, with primary focus on the Austrian market.

          • Austrian Lotteries

            Austrian Lotteries has grown into an internationally renowned gaming company that today generates sales of about three billion euros each year.

          OPAP

          OPAP is the national Greek gaming champion and one of the largest gaming companies in the world. Founded in 1958, it was listed on the Athens Stock Exchange in 2001.

          About

          OPAP is the national Greek gaming champion and one of the largest gaming companies in the world. OPAP's product portfolio is highly diversified, encompassing national lottery, draw lottery, sportsbook, scratch cards and horse racing. Recently, the company concession for the operation of games of chance was extended until 2030. It also holds the only Video Lottery Terminal operating license in Greece. The company has an established and widespread retail network – the largest in Greece, operating over 4,700 points of sale. Besides the Greek market, the company operates in Cyprus as well. In 2015, OPAP reported 4.3 billion euros in revenues and EBITDA of 227 million euros.

          EMMA Capital joined a public tendering procedure for the privatization of the government’s stake in OPAP in 2012. Together with its partners (ICT Group, KKCG, J&T and local partners George Melissanidis and Christos Copelouzos) it won the tendering procedure and acquired a controlling 33% stake, thus becoming the majority stakeholder in charge of the management of the company. In 2016 KKCG's and EMMA's shareholdings in OPAP were integrated into SAZKA Group.

          Read more about OPAP at: opap.gr

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          *PoS in Greece and Cyprus

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          Other assets

          • SAZKA

            SAZKA is the largest lottery and gaming company in the Czech Republic, with a 95% market share in draw lotteries. Having been founded in 1956, the company has one of the most iconic brands.

          • OPAP

            OPAP is the national Greek gaming champion and one of the largest gaming companies in the world. Founded in 1958, it was listed on the Athens Stock Exchange in 2001.

          • LOTTOITALIA

            LOTTOITALIA holds the Italian Lotto license for one of largest draw-based lottery licenses in the world. Based on the Lotto license, LOTTOITALIA exclusively operates two national games Lotto and 10e Lotto.

          • Casinos Austria

            Casinos Austria is an internationally operating gaming group, founded in 1967, with primary focus on the Austrian market.

          • Austrian Lotteries

            Austrian Lotteries has grown into an internationally renowned gaming company that today generates sales of about three billion euros each year.

          LOTTOITALIA

          LOTTOITALIA holds the Italian Lotto license for one of largest draw-based lottery licenses in the world. Based on the Lotto license, LOTTOITALIA exclusively operates two national games Lotto and 10e Lotto.

          About

          The Lotto license grants the operator the ability to exclusively operate two national games: Lotto and 10e Lotto. Lotto is a numerical lottery with a rich history dating back to the 16th century, while 10e Lotto is a KENO based game introduced in 2009. Both games are offered in 35,000 points of sale across Italy. The lotto concession achieved retail sales of 7.5 billion euros in 2015.

          In 2016, SAZKA Group acquired a 32.5% stake in LOTTOITALIA, forming a joint venture with Lottomatica (the incumbent Italian lottery operator) and winning the tender for the Italian Lotto license. LOTTOITALIA was awarded the Lotto concession for 9 years and started its operations under the Lotto license on 30 November 2016.

          Read more about LOTTOITALIA at: lottomaticaitalia.it

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          *Operations started on the 30th November 2016

          Other assets

          • SAZKA

            SAZKA is the largest lottery and gaming company in the Czech Republic, with a 95% market share in draw lotteries. Having been founded in 1956, the company has one of the most iconic brands.

          • OPAP

            OPAP is the national Greek gaming champion and one of the largest gaming companies in the world. Founded in 1958, it was listed on the Athens Stock Exchange in 2001.

          • LOTTOITALIA

            LOTTOITALIA holds the Italian Lotto license for one of largest draw-based lottery licenses in the world. Based on the Lotto license, LOTTOITALIA exclusively operates two national games Lotto and 10e Lotto.

          • Casinos Austria

            Casinos Austria is an internationally operating gaming group, founded in 1967, with primary focus on the Austrian market.

          • Austrian Lotteries

            Austrian Lotteries has grown into an internationally renowned gaming company that today generates sales of about three billion euros each year.

          Casinos Austria

          Casinos Austria is an internationally operating gaming group, founded in 1967, with a primary focus on the Austrian market.

          About

          Casinos Austria maintains dominant positions in the licensed Austrian market for casinos, online gaming and gaming machines and, through a 68% stake in Österreichische Lotterien (Austrian Lotteries), controls the only Austrian lottery. Casinos Austria operates 12 casinos in Austria, and an additional 26 casinos through Casinos Austria International. Casinos Austria employs 1,689 people in Austria and 4,259 worldwide.

          In a series of transactions during 2015 and 2016, SAZKA Group agreed to acquire an indirect 34.04% stake in Casinos Austria (pending regulatory approvals).

          Read more about Casinos Austria at: casinos.at

          Other assets

          • SAZKA

            SAZKA is the largest lottery and gaming company in the Czech Republic, with a 95% market share in draw lotteries. Having been founded in 1956, the company has one of the most iconic brands.

          • OPAP

            OPAP is the national Greek gaming champion and one of the largest gaming companies in the world. Founded in 1958, it was listed on the Athens Stock Exchange in 2001.

          • LOTTOITALIA

            LOTTOITALIA holds the Italian Lotto license for one of largest draw-based lottery licenses in the world. Based on the Lotto license, LOTTOITALIA exclusively operates two national games Lotto and 10e Lotto.

          • Casinos Austria

            Casinos Austria is an internationally operating gaming group, founded in 1967, with primary focus on the Austrian market.

          • Austrian Lotteries

            Austrian Lotteries has grown into an internationally renowned gaming company that today generates sales of about three billion euros each year.

          Austrian Lotteries

          Austrian Lotteries has grown into a renowned gaming company that today generates sales of about three billion euros each year.

          About

          Österreichische Lotterien Gesellschaft m.b.H (Austrian Lotteries) was founded in September 1986 with the purpose of introducing Lotto "6 out of 45" in Austria. Casinos Austria AG owns 68% shareholding in Austrian Lotteries. Austrian Lotteries has grown into an internationally renowned gaming company that today generates sales of about three billion euros each year. The lottery company offers adults interested in gaming a wide range of games of chance at the highest level of quality, while acting responsibly and innovatively and maintaining a spirit of partnership.

          In a series of transactions during 2015 and 2016, SAZKA Group agreed to acquire an indirect 34% stake in Austrian Lotteries (pending regulatory approvals).

          Read more about Casinos Austria at: lotterien.at

          Other assets

          • SAZKA

            SAZKA is the largest lottery and gaming company in the Czech Republic, with a 95% market share in draw lotteries. Having been founded in 1956, the company has one of the most iconic brands.

          • OPAP

            OPAP is the national Greek gaming champion and one of the largest gaming companies in the world. Founded in 1958, it was listed on the Athens Stock Exchange in 2001.

          • LOTTOITALIA

            LOTTOITALIA holds the Italian Lotto license for one of largest draw-based lottery licenses in the world. Based on the Lotto license, LOTTOITALIA exclusively operates two national games Lotto and 10e Lotto.

          • Casinos Austria

            Casinos Austria is an internationally operating gaming group, founded in 1967, with primary focus on the Austrian market.

          • Austrian Lotteries

            Austrian Lotteries has grown into an internationally renowned gaming company that today generates sales of about three billion euros each year.

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