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Entertainment Industry

Bwin: Transaction In Own Shares

Transaction in 611,342 own shares.

May 22, 2013

MotoGP™ and bwin Continue Partnership Until 2015

Commercial rights holder of the MotoGP™ World Championship, Dorna Sports, and bwin, Europe’s largest sports book, announce a two-year extension of their longstanding partnership which began in 2004.

May 22, 2013

bwin.party: Application for Block Listing in London

Application for Block Listing to the UK Listing Authority and to the London Stock Exchange

April 19, 2013

Meinl Needs to Reimburse Starbet Investors

The Regional High Court (OLG) in Vienna has passed the judgement that Meinl Bank has to compensate sports betting company Starbet

March 23, 2013

bwin.party to Be Taken Over?

The London and Vienna-listed gambling group is said to be an acquisition target.

September 26, 2012

Lower Losses at bwin.party digital entertainment

In its Half year report for the six months ended 30 June 2012, a solid growth in Clean EBITDA was recorded. Losses were down from € 41m to € 21.3m.

September 1, 2012

bwin Enters into Partnership with Manchester United

bwin, Europe’s leading sports book, today announces a new agreement with Manchester United to become the club’s official online gaming and betting partner.

August 18, 2012

Novomatic Expands into U.K.

Astra Games Limited, part of the Austrian Novomatic Group confirmed that, the purchase of trade and assets of the Danoptra Group companies Gamestec Leisure, Bell-Fruit Games, RLMS Sales and Mazooma Interactive Games has now been formally concluded.

July 20, 2012

bwin.party´s Earnings Under Pressure

The Austro-British entertainment company issues a pre-close trading update. Due to new taxes in Germany, the expectations are decent.

July 10, 2012

Century Casinos Closes $ 27m Credit Agreement

The Vienna-listed casino operator secured a $ 27m loan and intends to refund mortage debt.

May 30, 2012

bwin.party received licence in Germany

The British-Austrian betting company is allowed to operate online sports betting in the Northern German province of Schleswig-Holstein.

May 24, 2012

Rising Revenues at Novomatic

The Austrian vending machine producer recorded a 17.2% in revenues. The gambling segment was Novomatic´s growth driver.

May 22, 2012

bwin.party: € 33m License Fees in Spain

The British-Austrian gaming company has to pay € 33m to Spain authorities.

May 21, 2012

Stable Results for bwin.party

Total revenue was up by 1% to € 215.9m (2011: € 214.0m) with strong growth in casino & other games as well as other revenues partially offset by a softer gross win margin in sports betting

May 16, 2012

bwin.party Expands in California

The Austrian-British gambling company achieved an online poker agreement in California

May 8, 2012

Century Casinos Records Rising Earnings

The New York and Vienna-listed Century Casinos, Inc. announced its financial results for the three months ended March 31, 2012. Operating income was up slightly.

May 7, 2012

Casinos Austria International Records Massive Losses

Casinos Austria Group posts minimal profits. Losses of the subsidiary Casinos Austria International could be offset by the Austrian division.

April 14, 2012

Weak Results at bwin.party

The Austro-British gambling copmany could increase EBITDA by 3.0%. Total revenues remained stable.

March 29, 2012

Wettpunkt Invests in Croatia

The Austrian betting company expands its operations in Croatia. Investments of € 10m were announced.

January 4, 2012

bet-at-home.com Continues Growth Course

Gross gaming revenue rose by 10.6% to € 53.23m. Group results declined drastically, however.

November 21, 2011

Stable Results for bwin.party

The British-Austrian gambling company reports solid third quarter performance driven by strong growth in casino, new games in Italy and improved competitive position in dotcom poker

November 8, 2011

bwin.party to Enter USA

The British-Austrian gambling company has now found a partner in ordert o provide its gambling services in the U.S.

November 2, 2011

Casinos Austria to Enter Vietnam

The Austrian gambling company will operate a casino in a luxury hotel in the Vietnamese capital Hanoi. Further expansions are planned.

October 17, 2011

New Subsidiary of Novomatic Applied for Licenses

In a reaction to the amendment of the Austrian gaming law Novomatic has created a new company as an exclusive operating unit for the Austrian gaming market.

September 16, 2011

Novomatic Abandons IPO Plans

The Austrian gaming machine manufacturer is considering placing a bond in order to raise capital for global growth.

September 8, 2011

Gambling: From Machines to Internet

The tendency in the Austrian gambling industry is clear: consumers move from gambling automats to online-gambling suppliers.

September 6, 2011

Cineplexx Grows Further in SEE Region

The Austrian cinema group takes over two major cinemas in Serbia and Montenegro. Thus, Cineplexx already runs five cinemas in former Yugoslavia.

September 5, 2011

bwin.party in the Red

The Austro-British gambling group reported a loss before tax of € 35.7m for the first half of the year. Total revenue dropped by 3% to € 398m.

August 31, 2011

Novomatic Continues on Growth Course

The Austrian gaming machine manufacturer achieved a plus in revenue of 17% in the first half of the year. EBIT remained stable at € 108.6m.

August 30, 2011

Frank Stronach to Apply for Casino Licenses

The Austro-Canadian founder of Magna and the German Gauselmann Group establish a company with the goal of entering the Austrian gambling market.

August 26, 2011

Gaming Provider bet-at-home in the Black Again

The online gaming provider, which has recently applied for the Austrian lottery license, achieved a profit in the first six months of the year.

August 22, 2011

Fourth Applicant for Lottery Concession

The Ministry of Finance received one more application for the lottery license. Meanwhile, the guessing game on names continues.

August 11, 2011

Three Applicants for Lottery Concession

The match for the Austrian lottery license goes into its final round. Three companies have submitted an application.

August 3, 2011

bwin.fr and sajoo.fr to Merge

The online gaming providers agreed to merge their French businesses. The companies have already been working together since 2008.

July 29, 2011

Casinos Austria Withdraw from Project in Liechtenstein

The Austrian gaming group had applied for the only casino concession in the principality. It now decided to give up its plans due to widely differing ideas of its partner.

July 6, 2011

bwin.party to Start Share Buy-Back and Dividend Payments

The Austro-British gambling group starts paying dividends this year. Shares for up to € 75m will be bought back by the company.

June 30, 2011

Novomatic Not Interested in Lottery Concession

The Austrian gaming machine manufacturer is not interested in expanding into the lottery business. The company will only apply for casino licenses.

June 29, 2011

Austrian Companies Interested in Greek Lottery

As Greece is forced to put its assets on sale, Austrian gaming companies see chances for an acquisition of the country’s national lotteries.

June 17, 2011

Swedish Investor Buys Insolvent JoWood

The Austrian computer game producer will resume business after its acquisition. A payout plan ratio for the creditors has not yet been determined.

June 6, 2011

Novomatic Returns to Russia

The Austrian gaming machine manufacturer intends to cooperate with a Russian casino operator after it had to pull out of the country in 2009.

May 23, 2011

Novomatic Considering Application for Lottery Concession

The Austrian gaming machine manufacturer is interested in expanding into the lottery business. An IPO is considered as an option for improving its financing structure.

May 18, 2011

Upheaval in the Austrian Gambling Market

Casinos Austria are going to face competition. The exact conditions for granting the casino concessions have not been decided yet.

May 17, 2011

bwin.party Reports Slight Increase in Revenues

Total net revenue up 2% to €217.8m (2010: €213.9m); average daily revenue up 4% versus the previous quarter with growth in sports betting and casino & other games offset by weakness in poker.

May 9, 2011

Restructuring failed: JoWood on the brink of disappearance

The game manufacturer, already in hard financial troubles for a long time, had to announce today that the restructuring process has failed.

April 22, 2011

Cineplexx Expands

The Austrian cinema operator intends to establish itself in Croatia. A location in the capital was already functioning, and two more have been added now.

April 12, 2011

Casinos Austria: Barely Positive

The gambling group managed to prevent a net loss despite massive losses abroad in 2010. Net income is valued at € 3.7m.

March 31, 2011

Shares of bwin.party to Start Trading in Vienna

The stocks of bwin.party Digital Entertainment PLC (“bwin.party”), which starts listing on the London Stock Exchange as of 1 April 2011, will also be traded on the Third Market of the Vienna Stock Exchange.

March 26, 2011

Concerns about "Eurovegas"

The Austrian-American project for the construction of Europe's largest casino meets increasing opposition.

March 16, 2011

Bwin & Party Gaming: Merger Plan Requirements now met in Austria

Merger between Austrian bwin Intereactive Entertainment AG and British PartyGaming planned to complete on 31 March 2011.

March 16, 2011

Casinos Austria International in Crisis

The foreign holdings of Casinos Austria International pose major problems for the group, as losses continue.

March 1, 2011