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"NOVOMATIC acquires Eurocoin Gaming & AWP design NL"

The NOVOMATIC Group is proud to announce another ground breaking acquisition in the Dutch gaming and entertainment market. NOVOMATIC’s wholly owned subsidiary Novo Gaming Netherlands has acquired 100% of the shares of Eurocoin Gaming and AWP-design.nl.

Eurocoin Gaming is the single source in Holland for Bell-Fruit video and reel based gaming machines and the clear leader in the single site market. Through this recent acquisition, NOVOMATIC plans to further strengthen its foothold in the Dutch market and at the same time to offer its valued customers more product diversity from its renowned brands JvH, Errel, Eurocoin, Bell-Fruit, Astra and NOVOMATIC.

Paul Strikers, Managing Director of Eurocoin Gaming, comments: “We are happy and proud to further support Dutch operators with the famous Bell-Fruit product. Together with NOVOMATIC we expect to provide premium quality service and state-of-the-art products and innovations to the Dutch gaming market. As such we will make sure our customers get access to best-of-breed Group game content across all distribution channels. Our new team will ensure that Dutch operators will discover new sources of revenue via new and innovative products which will open up new revenue streams and at the same time significantly grow the current customer base."

Thomas Graf, CTO of NOVOMATIC, commented: "Eurocoin is the leading force in the Dutch gaming supply chain with a market share of up to 80 percent in the pub market and a growing presence in the arcade sector. Eurocoin Gaming shares our ambitions; a continuous drive for innovations and being the best in our areas of business. Furthermore, Eurocoin Gaming has a huge historical library of successful games that will also be made available to the future online gaming market in the Netherlands once it becomes fully regulated."

Austrian Gaming Industries GmbH (AGI) a 100-percent subsidiary of NOVOMATIC AG (www.novomatic.com) is an integrated global gaming company specializing in the design, development, manufacturing, distribution and sales of electronic gaming machines and advanced technology products. As Europe's leading manufacturer AGI delivers one of the broadest product ranges in the industry.

The NOVOMATIC Group is one of the biggest producers and operators of gaming technologies and one of the largest integrated gaming companies in the world. The group employs more than 19.000 staff worldwide (2,700 in Austria). Founded by entrepreneur Prof. Johann F. Graf, the group has locations in 43 countries and exports high-tech electronic gaming equipment to 80 countries. The group operates more than 215,000 gaming machines in its about 1,400 plus traditional and electronic casinos as well as via rental concepts. Part of the group is also Admiral Sportwetten GmbH, Austria's leading sports betting operator with more than 200 outlets as well as the Vienna based online gaming specialist Greentube Internet Entertainment Solutions GmbH.