Tag Archives: Sazka Group

SISAL makes a late call to join National Lottery pursuit  

SISAL, the operator of Italy’s Superenalotto lottery, has entered the competition to win the UK government’s fourth National Lottery licence.  This weekend, SISAL confirmed to The Daily Telegraph that it was preparing to launch its bid, backed by US private equity fund CVC Capital Partners. SISAL Chief Executive Francesco Durante revealed that the Italian heritage gambling group had partnered with …

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Entertainment guru Charles Garland joins SAZKA National Lottery advisory

Sazka Group has added Charles Garland to its advisory board that will provide support to Sir Keith Mills as part of the company’s bid for the Fourth National Lottery Licence. The former Global CEO of Syco Entertainment and COO of 19 Entertainment will work closely with Mills to develop plans that will help the National Lottery rediscover its sense of excitement and return the institution to the forefront …

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Aleš Veselý to lead Sazka’s Czech division

Aleš Veselý to lead Sazka’s Czech division

Aleš Veselý has been named as the new Chief Executive Officer of Sazka Group’s Czech division, taking over the role from Robert Chvátal. In his new role, Veselý, who currently serves as the company’s Marketing Director, will take responsibility for operations in the Czech Republic. Reported by Czech media outlets, Veselý said: “Over the last eight years, we have managed …

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SAZKA appoints Justin King as National Lottery bid advisor

Justin King (CBE) has become the latest British business figurehead to join SAZKA Group’s bid to ‘refresh and revitalise’ the National Lottery.  The former Group CEO of Sainsbury’s Plc (2004-2015) will sit on the SAZKA ‘advisory board’ to provide counsel to Sir Keith Mills’ ‘bid team’, which is competing to win the government’s Fourth National Lottery Competition. King will play …

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SAZKA appoints Sir Keith Mills as National Lottery steward

SAZKA Group has appointed Sir Keith Mills as ‘Bid Chair’ to lead its ‘UK Team’ competing to win the fourth National Lottery operating tender. A figurehead in British business and sports, Mills is the former President of the ‘London 2012 campaign committee’ who led a successful 10-year project to win the Olympic and Paralympic Games – the biggest ever sports …

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IGT secures long-term deal with Sazka

International Game Technology (IGT ) has confirmed that it has secured a long-term lottery technology agreement with Czech gambling conglomerate Sazka Group. As part of the partnership, IGT will provide technology products and services via an upgraded lottery central system, as well as its lottery terminals, digital lottery platform and associated content and services. Sazka will also gain access to …

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High stakes and drama anticipated for National Lottery 2020 tender

2020 will see a battle of titanic egos and high stakes take place, as the UK Gambling Commission (UKGC) launches its tender to operate the fourth National Lottery contract from 2023. Monitoring early developments, UK media has branded the National Lottery tender as one of 2020’s most intriguing business narratives, as incumbent Camelot defends its position against hostile competitors seeking …

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Scientific Games lands Turkey National Lottery role

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According to an industry source, Scientific Games has been selected to exclusively supply its lottery instant games, Wave retailer terminals and instant ticket validation system to the consortium selected by the Turkey Wealth Fund to run the Turkey National Lottery. A joint venture (JV) between Italy’s Sisal and Turkish media giant Demirören Holding has secured the operating rights to the …

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Czech Sazka Group eyes London IPO

Updating the market, Czech-based lottery firm Sazka Group has detailed that it may move for a London listing, in order to expand its European market growth ambitions. The lottery group, owned by Czech investment firms’ KKCG Group and EMMA Capital has appointed investment banks Citigroup, Morgan Cazenove and Morgan Stanley as lead coordinators, but states that it has yet to make …

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