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Our business objective and thereby our gaming portfolio is defined and regulated by the Austrian Gaming Act.

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. At the same time, the operation of Toto – as a premier source of financing for the Austrian sports funding – was transferred from the Austrian "Glücksspielmonopolverwaltung" (gaming monopoly administration) to Austrian Lotteries. The objective was to restructure the decentralised gaming market, to tap the existing market potential and to prevent the noticeable outflow of Austrian gaming capital to other countries in the early 1980's.

In only a short period of time, Austrian Lotteries has grown into an internationally renowned gaming company that today generates sales of about three billion Euro 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. The business philosophy "Gaming with Responsibility" is at the basis of all activities. Therefore, the company considers it its natural duty to protect its customers against the overconsumption of games of chance.

Our business objective and thereby our gaming portfolio is defined and regulated by the Austrian Gaming Act.

Currently, our distribution network consists of 5,131 retail outlets (as at the end of 2017). Of those retail outlets, 4.479 are full-service retail outlets which means that people can submit their play slips in person. The remaining 652 outlets are quick outlets. They also offer Austrian Lotteries products, however, placing bets is only possible when playing a “quick pick” (i.e. a pick automatically generated by the system). Due to the sophisticated technological system, a Lotto pick only needs 0.5 seconds of transmission time from the retail outlet terminal to the data centre and back.