Tag Archives: Austria

Austrian Tennis safeguards events with Sportradar integrity systems

The Austrian Tennis Association has inked a two-year agreement with Sportradar Integrity Services for the monitoring of the Energie Burgenland ÖTV State Championships. As part of the collaboration, Sportradar Integrity Services will provide bet monitoring and reporting via its Universal Fraud Detection System (UFDS) for both the ladies’ and mens’ singles and doubles draws, as well as the tournament’s mixed doubles matches. The UFDS, which is already …

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SAZKA buoyed by record European lottery sales to sooth Greek headaches 

SAZKA Group has reported a robust opening to its 2021 trading, despite the Czech gambling conglomerate continuing to observe COVID-19 headwinds across its European market profile.  Publishing its Q1 trading results (period ending 31 March), SAZKA registered group gaming revenues (GGR) of €526 million – up 30% on corresponding 2020 results of €405 million. The firm’s improved GGR performance was …

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SAZKA counts costs of volatile 2020 trading

SAZKA Group said that it will demonstrate the corporate benefits of its transformed group strategy, which saw its enlarged company units interrupted by the unprecedented events of a volatile 2020.   Publishing its full-year 2020 results, SAZKA group recorded ‘consolidated group revenues’ of €2 billion – up 6% on FY2019 corresponding results of €1.9 billion. However, excluding the performance of the …

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Heavy-duty Casinos Austria integration dominates SAZKA Q3 trading

SAZKA Group wants to exploit the benefits of its expanded business entity, as the Czech gambling conglomerate returns to operating all business units having navigated 2020 Covid headwinds.  Publishing its Q3 trading update (period ending 30 September), the firm told investors that an easing of Covid restrictions across European markets had seen it return to ‘normalised trading in markets and …

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Dominik Beier takes charge of DACH sports agency e|motion

Dominik Beier, former CEO of Interwetten Sports has joined Vienna-based sports marketing, events and consultancy e|motion Group as new Managing Director. Recognised as sports betting’s youngest CEO, last September Beier (29) resigned as ‘speaker of the board’ of Interwetten, having completed two-years leading the DACH-markets bookmaker. A change of sector sees Beier join e|motion, the sports marketing agency which recently …

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bet-at-home sees no summer bounce as DACH taxes drain recovery

bet-at-home AG has maintained its full-year 2020 revenue and earnings outlook despite all corporate metrics trading below 2019 comparatives, as the DACH markets bookmaker returns to full operating capacity.  Publishing its latest Q1-Q3 2020 trading statement, bet-at-home has recorded group revenues of €93 million, tracking 13% below 2019’s €107 million.   Despite its revenue downturn, which the operator attributed to COVID-19 …

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OVWG urges Austria not to miss the boat on 2021 reforms

Claus Retschitzegger, President of The Austrian Association for Betting and Gaming (OVWG), has called for sports and betting leaders to unite behind Austria in adopting a ‘modern online gambling licensing system’. The OVWG published a statement calling for Austrian sports and parliamentary leaders to begin discussions on developing a modern governance framework for online gambling and sports betting services which …

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SAZKA confident of European comeback as assets weather COVID-19 storm

Citing novel coronavirus impacts across its European network, Czech gambling and lottery conglomerate SAZKA Group saw its consolidated Q1 revenues decline by 11% to €405m (Q1 2019: €458m). In an overview of Q1 performance, the group cited trading under unprecedented circumstances, in which subsidiaries OPAP Greece, Casinos Austria and LOTTO Italia have been forced to suspend their entire retail presence …

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Interwetten backs Austrian code on sports integrity

DACH bookmaker Interwetten Sports has become a member of Austrian Sports’  ‘Fair Play Code’, an initiative developed by the government to ensure the integrity of national sports against manipulation. Co-developed by Austria’s Sports Ministry, in partnership with the OFB Football Association and Austria’s Bundesliga, the Fair Play Code aims to educate all national sports stakeholders on preventing match-fixing and corruption. The …

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SAZKA commits to ‘package deal’ safeguarding Casinos Austria concerns

Czech gambling conglomerate SAZKA Group has agreed to terms on a ‘cooperation agreement’ with Austrian state fund Österreichische Beteiligungs (ÖBAG) related to the ownership structure of Casinos Austria. ÖBAG had come under fire from Austrian political parties for not using its ‘pre-emption rights’ to challenge SAZKA’s bid to secure a majority +50% stake in Casinos Austria. Last summer, maintaining a 37% …

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