Austrian Lotteries Celebrates 30-Year Anniversary

Just under 50 billion Euro in sales, more than 10.5 million Euro in taxes and duties, more than 2.4 billion Euro in commissions for retail partners, 1.4 billion Euro of sports funding and 185 million Euro for sponsorships and financial support - After 30 years of its existence, Austrian Lotteries has some quite impressive numbers to show for its anniversary.

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Managing Directors Karl Stoss and Bettina Glatz-Kremsner invited journalists to a press conference and brunch to take a look back on the past decades and to present some of the most impressive facts and figures. Just under 50 billion Euro in sales, more than 10.5 million Euro in taxes and duties, more than 2.4 billion Euro in commissions for retail partners, 1.4 billion Euro of sports funding and 185 million Euro for sponsorships and financial support. After 30 years of its existence, Austrian Lotteries has some quite impressive numbers to show for its anniversary.

With the first Lotto draw on 7 September 1986, Austrian Lotteries started a whole new era in the history of Austria’s games of chance. The introduction of Lotto “6 out of 45“ and the take-over of Toto in 1986 marked the beginning of an exceptional success story filled with expansions and innovations “made in Austria”. Austrian Lotteries was always very astute in identifying new trends and opportunities for product innovations. In 1988, Joker and Torwette (“correct-score bet”) were launched and in 1990, the games Zahlenlotto (“Digit Lotto”), Brieflos (break-open tickets) and Klassenlotterie (“Class Lottery”) that had already been on the market were included in the product portfolio as well. And the story continued with Rubbellos (scratch-off tickets) in 1995, Bingo in 1999, ToiToiToi in 2003, and EuroMillions in 2004.

Austrian Lotteries recognised the great business potential of the Internet as early as 1998. With webclub.at (the predecessor of win2day.at), Austrian Lotteries was one of the first lottery operators worldwide to start its own online gaming platform. In 2004, the subsidiary WINWIN opened its first outlets with Video Lottery Terminals.

The power of innovation that characterised the company right from the beginning also laid the groundwork for a quite impressive development in performance results. After 409 million Euro in the first full business year (1987), total sales exceeded the 1 billion mark for the first time in 1995, only to grow into 2 billion in 2006 and finally reach the 3 billion mark in 2013. “And based on the very pleasant developments of the first half of this year, we also expect a new sales record for 2016”, Karl Stoss explains.

For three decades now, the Lotto mascot – the lucky pig – has been a constant companion for the Lottery and its customers. And although luck is important to the business, “We never left important issues like player protection or socio-political responsibility to mere chance“, says Karl Stoss. Since the company was formed, “Gaming with Responsibility” has been the foundation of all its business activities. Any expansion of the product offer always has to meet the requirements of social compatibility. Player-protection relevant aspects are implemented early in the game design and each piece of advertising is subjected to a responsible-advertising check, adhering to strict regulations. The key elements in successful Responsible Gaming are the employees and retail partners who receive mandatory training and continued education. The annually held Responsible Gaming Academy was established in 2004, with renowned international experts and comprehensive training courses and workshops for all employees.

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Austrian Lotteries fête ses 30 ans Les directeurs généraux, Karl Stoss et Bettina Glatz-Kremsner donnent une conférence de presse accompagnée d’un brunch, pour présenter aux journalistes une rétrospective sur les chiffres, faits et contributions les plus marquants d’Austrian Lotteries au cours des dernières décennies. Un peu moins de 50 milliards d’euros de ventes, plus de 10,5 millions d’euros d’impôts et de taxes, plus de 2,4 milliards d’euros de commissions attribués aux partenaires distributeurs, 1,4 milliard d’euros d’investissement dans les sports et 185 millions d’euros de parrainage et soutien financier. Après 30 ans d’existence, Austrian Lotteries dispose de nombreux chiffres édifiants à partager à l’occasion de son anniversaire. Les directeurs généraux, Karl Stoss et Bettina Glatz-Kremsner ont invité les journalistes à une conférence de presse accompagnée d’un brunch, pour leur offrir une rétrospective sur les chiffres, faits et contributions les plus marquants d’Austrian Lotteries au cours des dernières décennies. Austrian Lotteries a décelé dès 1998 l’énorme potentiel que représentaient les activités sur Internet. Avec webclub.at (l’ancêtre de win2day.at), Austrian Lotteries a été un des premiers opérateurs de jeu au monde à proposer son propre service de jeu en ligne. « Compte tenu des améliorations très satisfaisantes de ce premier semestre, nous nous attendons à battre un nouveau record de ventes durant l’année 2016 », explique Karl Stoss. « Nous sommes intraitables avec les problèmes majeurs tels que la protection des joueurs ou la responsabilité sociopolitique ». Les employés et les partenaires distributeurs qui bénéficient de formations continues et obligatoires constituent des facteurs clés essentiels au succès du jeu responsable. La Responsible Gaming Academy (Académie du jeu responsable), qui se tient tous les ans, a été fondée en 2004 par des experts de renom du monde entier. Elle propose des formations et des ateliers complets à tous les employés.
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Loterías de Austria celebra su 30 aniversario Los directores gerentes Karl Stoss y Bettina Glatz-Kremsner ofrecieron una rueda de prensa y un brunch para periodistas en los que repasaron los datos, cifras y contribuciones más impresionantes de Österreichische Lotterien (Loterías de Austria) a lo largo de las últimas décadas de servicio. Con unas ventas ligeramente inferiores a los 50.000 millones de euros, más de 10.500 millones de euros en impuestos y aranceles, más de 2.400 millones de euros en comisiones para socios minoristas, 1.400 millones de euros otorgados a la financiación de deportes y 185 millones de euros gastados en patrocinios y asistencia financiera, Loterías de Austria, tras 30 años de existencia, muestra en su aniversario unos números impresionantes. Los directores gerentes Karl Stoss y Bettina Glatz-Kremsner ofrecieron una rueda de prensa y un brunch para periodistas en los que se echó la vista atrás y se repasaron las últimas décadas de servicio, además de presentar un impresionante conjunto de datos y cifras. Loterías de Austria reconoció el gran potencial comercial de Internet ya en 1998. Con webclub.at (el predecesor de win2day.at), Loterías de Austria fue una de las primeras operadoras de lotería de todo el mundo que lanzó su propia plataforma de juego en línea. “Y, basándose en los muy satisfactorios desarrollos de la primera mitad de este año, también esperamos un nuevo récord de ventas para el 2016”, explica Karl Stoss. “Nunca dejamos al azar asuntos importantes como la protección del jugador o la responsabilidad sociopolítica.” Los elementos clave en el Juego responsable (RG, “Responsible Gaming”) son los empleados y socios comerciales, que reciben educación continua y formación obligatoria. La Academia de Juego Responsable, establecida en 2004, se celebra todos los años y cuenta con expertos de renombre internacional y talleres y cursos de formación integral para todos los empleados.
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Österreichische Lotterien feiert ihr 30. Jubiläum Vorstandsvorsitzender Karl Stoss und Vorstandsdirektorin Bettina Glatz-Kremsner haben eine Pressekonferenz und einen Brunch für Journalisten abgehalten, um einen Blick auf die eindrucksvollsten Fakten, Zahlen und Beiträge der Österreichischen Lotterien während der letzten Jahrzehnte zu werfen. Knapp 50 Milliarden Euro Umsatz, mehr als 10,5 Millionen Euro an Steuern und Abgaben, mehr als 2,4 Milliarden Euro an Provisionen für Partner im Einzelhandel, 1,4 Milliarden Euro für die Sportförderung und 185 Millionen Euro für Patenschaften und finanzielle Unterstützung - nach 30 Jahren seit der Gründung, kann Österreichische Lotterien einige sehr beeindruckende Zahlen zu ihrem Jubiläum vorweisen. Vorstandsvorsitzender Karl Stoss und Vorstandsdirektorin Bettina Glatz-Kremsner haben eine Pressekonferenz und einen Brunch für Journalisten abgehalten, um einen Blick auf die eindrucksvollsten Fakten und Zahlen zu werfen. Österreichische Lotterien hat das große Geschäftspotenzial des Internets bereits 1998 erkannt. Mit webclub.at (der Vorgänger von win2day.at) war Österreichische Lotterien einer der ersten Lotteriebetreiber weltweit, der seine eigene Online-Plattform eingeführt hat. „Und auf der Grundlage der sehr positiven Entwicklungen der ersten Hälfte dieses Jahres erwarten wir auch für 2016 einen neuen Umsatzrekord“, erklärte Karl Stoss. „Wir haben wichtige Themen wie Spielerschutz oder gesellschaftspolitische Verantwortung nie dem bloßen Zufall überlassen.“ Die wichtigsten Elemente einer erfolgreichen Strategie für verantwortungsvolles Spielen sind die Angestellten und Einzelhandelspartner, die eine verpflichtende Schulung und kontinuierliche Weiterbildungen erhalten. Die jährlich stattfindende Akademie für Verantwortungsvolles Glücksspiel wurde im Jahr 2004 etabliert und bietet umfassende Schulungen und Workshops für alle Mitarbeiter durch bekannte internationale Experten an.

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