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Novomatic granted Austrian casino licences

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08:12 CEST+02:00
The Austrian Ministry of Finance has granted integrated global gaming firm Novomatic two casino licences, according to the iGamingBusiness web site.

This will allow the company to open two new flagship casinos in Austria - one at Vienna's Prater and a second one in Bruck an der Leitha in Lower Austria.

Novomatic said the new casinos could create up to 500 jobs in the country.

“The allocation of these licences now allows us to prove our international casino competencies in our home market, Austria," Dr Franz Wohlfahrt, chief executive officer of Novomatic, said.

“Apart from that it enables us to guarantee the sustained growth at the Novomatic headquarters in Gumpoldskirchen whilst creating jobs for 500 new employees,” he added.

Novomatic was founded in 1980, and now operates in more than 45 countries.  It employs 20,000 staff world-wide, with 3000 employees in Austria. Its turnover in 2013 was €3.5 billion.

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