Funding and Promotion of Sports

With a volume of 80 million Euro each year, we are the most important financier of sports in Austria.

In the context of this sports funding as it is stipulated in the Austrian Gaming Act, Austrian Lotteries significantly contributes to the financing of sports in Austria. The amount of money that goes to the special federal funding of sports is also defined in the Gaming Act. The Bundes-Sportförderungsfonds (BSFF) administrates and distributes the funds according to a pre-defined allocation formula.

More than 1,47 billion Euro have been invested in sports in this way since 1986. Especially mass sports are benefiting from this financing model based on solidarity. Any limitation of those funds would endanger the existence of many non-profit sports associations.

This model is based on the "Sport-Toto Act" from 1948. The purpose of Toto was to rebuild the Austrian sport after the end of the Second World War. After the introduction of Lotto and the adoption of Toto by Austrian Lotteries in 1986, at first a fixed percentage of sales was earmarked as sports funding money. Since the amendment of the Gaming Act in 2011, 80 million Euro goes to the funding of sports each year. According to Art. 20 of the Gaming Act, this amount will increase each year.

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 31 gaming operations (26 land-based casinos, 4 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 17 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.