Novomatic head office
Number of locations
|Johann Graf, founder, owner and president|
|Revenue||€5.0 billion (2018)|
|€359 million (2012)|
|154,400,000 euro (2016)|
|Total assets||3,668,200,000 euro (2016)|
Number of employees
|23,849 (31 December 2016)|
For the year 2018, total revenue was Euro 5.0 billion. The company has offices in 43 countries and also operate casinos, including in locations such as Berlin and Santiago, Chile. The Novomatic Group consists of a three holding companies.
Instant win and digital scratchcard provider, Gamevy, formed a partnership with Novomatic subsidiary, Novomatic Lottery Solutions (NLS), in November 2016. The tie-up presents NLS with an opportunity to focus on "the broader lottery demographic".
Johann Graf initially partered with Gerhard Brodnik in the 1970's to start Brodnik & Graf, a company that was importing pinball machines from Belgium. In 1980, Mr. Brodnik decided to quit and Mr. Graf oriented towards producing the gaming machines under Admiral brand. A number of Admiral branded Casinos were opened. Novomatic expanded globally during the decade and vastly improved the technology. Novomatic was among the first gaming equipment manufacturers to use touch screen technology. Now Novomatic operates in over 80 countries and has more than 30,000 employees.
Some of the most popular Novomatic games:
Book of Ra, Lucky Lady's Charm, Dolphin's Pearl, Lord of the Ocean, American Poker II, Sizzling Hot, Xtra Hot.
In 2010, Novomatic expanded into online gaming business by acquiring controlling stake in London based Greentube studio. Greentube, in addition to their original content, is the main online publisher of already established Novomatic slot games. Greentube then purchased Canadian based Bluebat Games studio in 2015 to further expand its online presence.
In 2018 Novomatic completed the purchase of 52% of Australian gaming equipment maker Ainsworth Game Technology Limited for around 300 million Euros. That was Novomatic's largest acquisition since the acquisition of Greentube in 2010.
- The Novomatic subsidiary G. Matica had not installed the accounting system for the mandatory networking of machines with the Italian tax authorities and was sentenced in 2012 to a fine of 150 million euros. Novomatic considered the claim as "completely unjustified" and appealed against the first instance decision. In June 2014, Novomatic paid a settlement amount of € 47.5 million.
- In 2009, the Polish government under Prime Minister Donald Tusk planned an increase in gambling levies to finance the budget for European Football Championship 2012 (co-organized with Ukraine). As a result, among other things, lobbyists of the gambling operators exerted influence on the Polish government members against this tax increase. The daily Rzeczpospolita published tape recordings of the Anti-Corruption Authority CBA as the so-called "Black Jack Gate". As a result of the publication, several Polish ministers resigned: Interior Minister Grzegorz Schetyna, Minister of Justice Andrzej Czuma and the Vice-Minister of Economy Andrzej Szejnfeld.   The current government in Poland re-opened the gambling case 
- According to an ORF report dated October 4, 2015, the Romanian National Anticorruption Directorate is investigating a joint venture with the state-owned Loteria Română.  
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