LOTTOITALIA

Sazka Group ownership: 32.5%

Overview

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 should start its operations on November 30th, 2016.

The Lotto license grants the operator the right to exclusively operate two national games - "Lotto" and "10e Lotto". Lotto is an ancient numerical lottery 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 EUR 7.5 billion in 2015.

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Sales 45
Gross profit 35
Total assets 821
Number of employees 0
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* Operations started on November 30th, 2016.