Vladimír Urbánek (Kurzy.cz)
Czech markets  |  October 06, 2010 10:33:59

Fortuna run numerical lottery in the CR

Nsleduje complete PR Fortuna Entertainment Group NV

AMSTERDAM / PRAGUE ( 6th October 2010 ) - FORTUNA bookmaker, Inc., a subsidiary of the holdingFortuna Entertainment Group NV (the "Fortuna"), a leading provider of fixed-odds betting with a network of branches in Central and Eastern Europe, has signed a contract with Intralot Holdings International, a leading global provider of lottery games and technology. Based on the contract to Intralot equip Fortune 5,000 lottery terminals. Expected run lottery in the Czech Republic is scheduled for 2011. Signing of the contract prior to granting a license to operate numerical lottery games, the Czech subsidiary of Fortuna received from the Ministry of Finance in July 2010.

"We are excited to join forces with such a strong partner which is no doubt the company Intralot. Lottery market creates margins that are 50 percent higher than those generated by betting odds. Running a lottery will be an important milestone not only for Fortune, but for the whole gaming market in the Czech Republic. So far, this area was dominated by one company only. We believe that increased competition in the lottery market will create favorable conditions for customers and creates healthy competition, which met here years.,said Jiří Bunda Chairman Fortuna Entertainment Group. ¨

"We are very pleased to enter the promising market in the Czech cooperation with Fortuna, a strong Central European player with a solid market position. We are confident that our cooperation, which is based on the experience of Fortuna on the Czech market and the latest products and services Intralot, will guarantee the success of this project, "said Fotis Mavroudis Intralot director for Europe and North Africa region.

Based on the agreement, the Intralot lottery Fortuna infrastructure and terminals, through which customers can make betting tickets. Terminals, called microLOTY will be available at branches of Fortuna and other networks of retail companies in the portfolio of existing single owner holding Fortuna Entertainment Group, an investment company Penta. These include established retail chain Zabka and has recently taken over Crown supermarkets.


O Fortuna Entertainment Group:

Fortuna Entertainment Group is the largest Central European betting operator (measured by turnover). The Czech company originally founded in 1990 has gradually grown into a holding company based in the Netherlands, which now also operates in the Slovak, Polish and Hungarian markets. The holding company, the group transformed in 2010. Fortuna brand is also represented by partner companies on the Croatian market.

With twenty years experience in the Central European market, the Fortuna, who creates standards and identifies trends in the fixed-odds betting. Group continues to invest in new product development and expanding the existing network of branches and services. The group currently has more than 1300 branches in the Czech Republic, Poland and Slovak Republic. Its aim is to bring entertainment to customers who enjoy sports, watching sports events, play sports as a hobby and bet on their favorite teams.The main advantage of a team of experienced bookmakers, who have excellent knowledge of the local markets. In addition to premium services to customers are Fortune also guarantee fast payouts.

FORTUNA bookmaker

FORTUNA bookmaker, as operating on the Czech market for over 20 years. Here operates through nearly 600 branches. In 2009 in the Czech Republic introduced FORTUNA online betting and immediately took the leadership in this sector. In the Czech Republic is a group of partners with leading football clubs, helping to develop this popular sport.

Vladan Crha, manager of communications and investor relations

Fortuna Entertainment Group NV,






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