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NOVOMATIC successfully completed acquisition of Albanian National Lottery
Gumpoldskirchen, 1 December 2016 (OTS) – NOVOMATIC, Europe’s leading Gaming Technology Group, yesterday completed the final required steps for the successful acquisition of the Albanian National Lottery.
Following a tender carried out in 2012, Lotaria Kombëtare had been granted a ten-year license to establish, operate and manage the Albanian National Lottery. With the completion of the acquisition, NOVOMATIC continues to systematically strengthen its lottery business. With its expertise as a provider of lottery system solutions, it will ensure the successful operation of the Albanian National Lottery.
“Eastern and South Eastern Europe are among the core markets in which NOVOMATIC has established an excellent position due to its early commitments. With the successful completion of the acquisition of 100% of the shares of Lotaria Kombëtare, we intend to further enhance this position and to implement our strategy as a full-service provider for the gaming industry in this region, as well”, stated Harald Neumann, CEO of NOVOMATIC AG.
Lotaria Kombëtare complements NOVOMATIC’s portfolio with its reliable, secure and high-quality lottery products with high payouts and considerable chances of winning.
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.