In 2012, we set out to build a successful lottery and gaming group. Since then, we have established ourselves in Austria, Cyprus, the Czech Republic, Greece, and Italy to develop our vision of a modern lottery and gaming conglomerate.
Wagers in 2018
EBITDA in 2018
EBITDA increase since 2015
Since the very beginning, marketing has been a key instrument for our business, where the aim is to respond to constantly changing consumer preferences and the emergence of new technologies. SAZKA Group was founded in 2016 to bring together the gaming operations of KKCG and EMMA Capital. SAZKA Group is the sole owner of SAZKA, the Czech lottery champion and the biggest shareholder of EMMA Delta, a fund holding a 33% stake in the largest Greek gaming company OPAP.
Between 2015 and 2017, SAZKA Group carried out a series of transactions to acquire a 38% shareholding in Casinos Austria and a further stake in Österreichische Lotterien. In 2016, SAZKA Group acquired a 32.5% stake in LOTTOITALIA, the holder of a license to operate Lotto, the biggest Italian lottery. In 2018, SAZKA Group completed the acquisition of a 67% share in Croatia's biggest sports betting company, SuperSport.
In March 2019 KKCG and EMMA Capital have successfully concluded negotiations on the split of the assets in the SAZKA Group. Following the transaction, KKCG Group holds 100% of shares in SAZKA Group and all shares which SAZKA Group holds in Sazka Czech, the Greek OPAP, the Italian LOTTOITALIA and in Casinos Austria. These businesses continue to be associated with the SAZKA Group brand. EMMA Capital continues to hold all the shares in the Croatian sportsbook company SuperSport.
SAZKA Group Financial Highlights
|Millions of EUR||2018||2017||2016|
|Gross Gaming Revenues (Gross Winnings)||1,886||1,664
|Net Gaming Revenues||1,303||1,134||409|
|Profit Before Tax||353||259||111|