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Tirana, 28/07/2016


Press Release


NOVOMATIC Group 100% shareholder of Lotaria Kombëtare sh.p.k.


New and strong shareholder will bring future success to Lotaria Kombëtare


Lotaria Kombëtare sh.p.k. has a new and strong shareholder: NOVOMATIC, Europe’s leading gaming technology group, already present and with demonstrated results in Albania. The finalization of this transaction is ongoing and it is subject to approvals from the respective regulatory Albanian Authorities.

With NOVOMATIC, Lotaria Kombëtare will have a strong and stable shareholder that will bring extensive expertise and know-how in the games of chance industry and will contribute to the further success of Lotaria Kombëtare.

“We are very pleased that with a new and strong shareholder such as the NOVOMATIC Group, we will continue providing the Albanian adult population with reliable, secure, quality and entertaining lottery products that offer high payouts and high winning possibilities,” said Mr. Peter Simoner, Chief Executive Officer & Administrator of Lotaria Kombëtare.

“We also strongly believe in the sound and sustainable gaming model for the benefit of society, and we will continue to deliver financial support for various humanitarian projects as well as projects in other areas of public interest in Albania,” he said.

Through its “Board of Good Causes”, Lotaria Kombëtare has supported various projects with social impact and sensitivity, by donating so far more than 28.5 million ALL.

On the other hand, Lotaria Kombëtare also distributed more than 673 million ALL to more than 4.2 million winners, all around Albania, until the end of 2015.


The NOVOMATIC Group is one of the biggest international producers and operators of gaming technologies and employs more than 24,000 staff worldwide. Founded by entrepreneur Professor Johann F. Graf in 1980, the Group has locations in more than 50 countries and exports high-tech electronic gaming equipment and solutions to 80 countries. The Group operates more than 235,000 gaming terminals in its some 1,600 plus gaming operations as well as via rental concepts. 

Through its numerous international subsidiaries the NOVOMATIC Group is fully active in all segments of the gaming industry and thus offers a diversified omni-channel product portfolio to its partners and clients around the world. This product range includes land based gaming products and services, management systems and cash management, online/mobile and social gaming solutions as well as lottery and sports betting solutions together with a range of sophisticated ancillary products and services.

  • 07/07/2016 – Publication of Winning Projects from the Board of Good Causes of Lotaria Kombëtare
  • 31/03/2016 – Funds of Good Causes from Lotaria Kombëtare for year 2016, the value at disposal 7 025 566 Lekë
  • 20/01/2016 – Winning prizes distributed from National Lottery, during 2015
  • 04.05.2015 – Good Causes board of Lotaria Kombëtare, fund to be distributed 21 477 227 ALL
  • 15/09/2014 – Lotaria Kombëtare launches its third product, “Fito Fito”
  • 28/03/2014 – Lotaria Kombëtare by Austrian Lotteries, with the support of European Lotteries, Association organizes for the first time in Albania the Conference: “Responsible Gaming”
  • 30/12/2013 – Loto “6 nga 39”, distributes the accumulated Jackpot amount
  • 26/12/2013 – Lotaria Kombëtare organized today a festive activity for the elderly of the public residential centers of Tirana, Kavaja, Shkodra, Gjirokastra and Poliçan
  • 23/12/2013 – Lotaria Kombëtare announces that due to a technical problem, the yesterday draw of Loto “6 nga 39” was repeated in the presence of the Draw Commission
  • 25/09/2013 – Lotaria Kombëtare launches the second product, Scratch Tickets “Arka e Thesarit” and “Super Cash”
  • 11/06/2013 – Lotaria Kombëtare, member of the European Lotteries Association
  • 10/04/2013 – Lotaria Kombëtare, part of Austrian Lotteries Group, today (10 April 2013) organised the official presentation ceremony and introduced itself to the Albanian public
  • 19/03/2013 – President of the Republic decrees the bill for the National Lottery License
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