Austria – Novomatic grabs two Austrian licencesBy Phil - 3 July 2014
Novomatic has been granted two casino licences by the Austrian Ministry of Finance, allowing it to convert is slot hall at Vienna Prater into a fully fledged casino whilst developing a second one in Bruck an der Leitha in Lower Austria.
Casinos Austria has held the sole right to operate Austria’s 12 casinos since the 1960s.
Dr Franz Wohlfahrt, chief executive officer of Novomatic, said: “The allocation of these licences now allows us to prove our international casino competencies in our home market, Austria. Apart from that it enables us to guarantee the sustained growth at the Novomatic headquarters in Gumpoldskirchen whilst creating jobs for 500 new employees.”