Overview

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 5,193 retail outlets (as at the end of 2015). Of those retail outlets, 4,415 are full-service retail outlets which means that people can submit their play slips in person. The remaining 778 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.

Casinos Austria AG holds 68 per cent of Österreichische Lotterien Gesellschaft m.b.H, Lotto-Toto Holding Gesellschaft m.b.H holds 32 per cent. The shares of Lotto-Toto Holding Gesellschaft m.b.H are in turn owned by CLS Beteiligungs Gesellschaft m.b.H (private trust Dipl.-Ing. Melchart, Bankhaus Schelhammer & Schattera Aktiengesellschaft, BAIH Beteiligungsverwaltungs GmbH), RSV Beteiligungs GmbH (Novomatic AG), LTB Beteiligungs GmbH (BAIH Beteiligungsverwaltungs GmbH, Novomatic AG) as well as the Austrian Broadcasting Corporation (ORF).

The Casinos Austria and Austrian Lotteries Group

Companies of the group

Austrian Lotteries is an internationally recognised gaming enterprise that is aware of its responsibilities and acts innovatively and in a partner-oriented manner. We offer a broad range of highest quality lottery games to adults interested in gaming. "Gaming with Responsibility" is the basis of all our activities.

Casinos Austria is a nationally and internationally leading gaming enterprise that is synonymous for games and entertainment on the highest level. Absolute reliability, the high level of quality in all services and the professional management and operation of all casino games offer our guests entertainment in gaming at our twelve casinos in Austria.

Casinos Austria International Holding GmbH (CAI) is among the leading players in the global gaming industry. The company, which was originally formed in 1977 and is 100% owned by Casinos Austria, manages a total of 33 gaming operations (27 land-based casinos, 5 ship-board casinos, 1 VLT operation) in 14 countries.

Via a subsidiary, Austrian Lotteries and Casinos Austria jointly operate the online gaming platform win2day.at. The product range of the platform includes casino games, the Poker Room, the Bingo Room, sports betting and classic lottery games.

Since the first bets were placed on a betting slip on 24 August 2001, tipp3 has practically become a synonym for the Austrian sports bet. Every year, about 6.3 million tipp3 bets are placed at more than 3,300 retail outlets throughout Austria as well as via the Internet portal tipp3.at.

WINWIN offers the highest standards in gaming and entertainment. The 16 WINWIN outlets in Austria are not only the first address for playing on modern Video Lottery Terminals. They also offer guests aged 18 and over leisure time fun in a stylish ambiance and culinary pleasures at moderate prices.