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INTRALOT announces agreement with Gauselmann Group to take over sports betting provider Totolotek SA

George Miller

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INTRALOT announces agreement with Gauselmann Group to take over sports betting provider Totolotek SA
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The INTRALOT Group announces that it has reached an agreement with Merkur Sportwetten GmbH, a subsidiary of the Gauselmann Group based in Espelkamp, Germany to take over the renowned sports betting company Totolotek SA – a fully owned INTRALOT subsidiary in Poland. The share purchase agreement has already been concluded and both parties are now awaiting merger clearance. With this acquisition, the German company will enter the Polish market and thus expand its presence in Europe. Soon Polish sports betting fans will be able to place their bets under the sign of the well-known MERKUR sun: Merkur Sportwetten GmbH.

Totolotek has been firmly established in the Polish sports betting market for over 27 years and is one of the top three omnichannel betting companies in Poland. It markets its wide range of sports betting products through stationary trade at over 260 distribution points as well as online via its website and mobile app. Totolotek currently has 560 employees.

“We are delighted to have gained a strong strategic partner with Merkur Sportwetten, and the Gauselmann Group behind it. With its experience and financial strength as well as its innovative products for stationary trade and the online and mobile sector, it will help Totolotek achieve further growth,” says Adam Lamentowicz, CEO of Totolotek.

“Consistent with INTRALOT’s strategy of disinvesting from its non-core markets and focusing on the group’s strategic markets, such as the USA, we are very glad we can safeguard Totolotek’s continued growth within the strong Gauselmann Group and its European-market-focused sports-betting division Merkur Sportwetten. In my view, this transaction will create value for all involved parties – Gauselmann, Totolotek and INTRALOT – which was fundamentally important from INTRALOT’s point of view when deciding to proceed with this transaction,” explains Andreas Chryssos, CFO of INTRALOT Group, summing up the acquisition of Totolotek by Merkur Sportwetten.

“Sports betting is extremely popular in Poland and for many football fans it’s an essential part of a good match. The acquisition of Totolotek is an important part of our growth strategy to open up the Polish market and thereby gain another core market in Europe alongside Germany, Austria, Denmark and Belgium,” explains Niko Steinkrauß, CEO of Merkur Sportwetten.

About INTRALOT:
INTRALOT, a public listed company established in 1992, is a leading gaming solutions supplier and operator active in 52 regulated jurisdictions around the globe. With €1.1 billion turnover and a global workforce of approximately 5,100 employees (3,100 of which in HQ and subsidiaries and 2,000 in associates) in 2017, INTRALOT is an innovation – driven corporation focusing its product development on the customer experience. The company is uniquely positioned to offer to lottery and gaming organizations across geographies market-tested solutions and retail operational expertise. The company has designed a new ecosystem of holistic omni-channel solutions across verticals (Lottery, Betting, Interactive, VLT) for Lotteries digital transformation. INTRALOT has been awarded the prestigious WLA Responsible Gaming Framework Certification by the World Lottery Association (WLA) and the WLA certificate for the Security Control standard.

George Miller started his career in content marketing and has started working as an Editor/Content Manager for our company in 2016. George has acquired many experiences when it comes to interviews and newsworthy content becoming Head of Content in 2017. He is responsible for the news being shared on multiple websites that are part of the European Gaming Media Network.

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AGO Esports Enters Partnerships with Puma and Wrigley’s Orbit

Niji Narayan

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AGO Esports Enters Partnerships with Puma and Wrigley’s Orbit
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AGO Esports, the Polish-based esports organisation, has announced partnerships with Puma and Wrigley Company’s chewing gum brand Orbit.

Puma is a German athletic apparel company and AGO Esports will debut its new Puma jersey at DreamHack Open in Rio de Janeiro.

Kuba Szumielewicz, CEO of AGO Esports commented on the Orbit partnership: “We feel satisfied that AGO Esports have been selected as one of three Polish organisations by the Orbit brand to spread awareness of the positive influence of chewing sugar-free gums on caring for healthy and clean teeth among esports fans.”

He continued, this time discussing the deal with Puma: “We are proud that a global brand like Puma has [chosen] AGO Esports to enter the esports market in Europe. The assortment and technology used in Puma’s products fully meets the expectations and needs of our organisation.”

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UOKiK Approves Merkur’s Proposal to Acquire Totolotek

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UOKiK Approves Merkur’s Proposal to Acquire Totolotek
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The Office of Competition and Consumer Protection (UOKiK) has approved Merkur’s proposal to take control of Totolotek S.A.

Merkur develops and distributes mutual betting software and sports betting products (online and offline).

Totolotek is a licensed mutual betting operator in Poland offering  online services and in land based points, such as sports bets and animal competition bets.

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Totalizator Sportowy launches renewed website

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New design for Totalizator Sportowy’s website
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Totalizator Sportowy, the state-owned gambling company in Poland, has launched a new-look website, with improved graphic design and a host of interesting solutions. The website also features important information about the company, job offers, the latest tenders, and information on great prizes.

After more than 60 years of activity on the lottery market, Totalizator Sportowy entered new areas of the gaming market. It started to function fully in the world of new technologies and e-commerce market.

“We are constantly improving the current offer, expanding the sales network, looking for innovative solutions, we care for the safety of the players, we support Polish sport and national culture. Totalizator Sportowy is also a trustworthy and reliable employer, which has interesting proposals for people representing many different specialisations” informs the press office of Totalizator Sportowy.

Totalizator Sportowy constantly improves the current offer, expands the sales network, looks for innovative solutions, cares about the safety of players, with increasing involvement supports Polish sport and national culture, but is also a popular employer that has interesting proposals for people representing many different professions.

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