In July, Lottomatica received an ESG rating of 10.2 from Morningstar Sustainalytics and was thus assessed as having a low risk of suffering significant financial impacts from ESG factors.
This result places Lottomatica SpA in first place worldwide amongst the ninety companies in the "Casinos and Gaming" sub-industry and second amongst the five hundred or so in the "Consumer Services" industry valuated by Sustainalytics.
On February 22, GoldBet is awarded the G4 international accreditation for responsibile gaming.
On May 11, Gamenet Group completes the acquisition of Lottomatica Scommesse Srl and Lottomatica Videolot Rete SpA, leading B2C operators respectively of online/sports betting and gaming machines in the Italian market. Concurrent with the closing of the acquisition, Gamenet Group is renamed Lottomatica.
The group becomes the market leader in the Italian regulated gaming market and the market leader in all segments of operations, thanks to the expertise of over 16,000 people, including direct employees and employees of the specialized franchising network, a customer base of approximately 800,000 online customers, a franchising network of approximately 3,000 points of sales in sports betting, 1,400 gaming halls, 13,600 tobacconists/bars and a proprietary network of approximately 120 gaming venues.
On January 27, Gamma Bidco SpA launches a mandatory tender offer for all of the issued and outstanding shares of Gamenet Group SpA. The offer is successfully completed on February 14, 2020 and, on February 26, the shares were suspended from listing on the Mercato Telematico Azionario managed by Borsa Italiana.
On December 6, Gamenet Group SpA signs an agreement for the acquisition of 100% of the investment held by International Game Technology PLC through Lottomatica Holding Srl in Lottomatica Scommesse Srl and Lottomatica Videolot Rete SpA, among the leading operators in the Italian B2C market respectively of online, sports betting and gaming machines.
Goldbet SpA and Intralot Italia SpA merge into one company, which retains the name of Goldbet SpA. Through the Intralot and Goldbet brands, the Group strengthens its leading position in the sport betting segment.
Gamma Bidco Srl (now Gamma Bidco SpA), a company formed on behalf of funds managed by Apollo Global Management, acquires 67% of the share capital of Gamenet Group.
On July 24, Gamenet Group SpA anounces the signing of a contract for the acquisition of 100% of the share capital of GoldBet Srl (now GoldBet SpA), one of the major gaming and betting companies operating in Italy. The aquisition, successfully completed on October 9, allows the Group to assume a leading position in Italy in the sports betting sector and in the online segment, to further diversify the business mix and to significantly improve the profitability.
On December 6, Gamenet Group made its debut on the STAR segment of the Mercato Telematico Azionario, organised and managed by Borsa Italiana SpA. The IPO ended with the placement of 10.5 million shares and an initial market capitalization equal to 225 million euros.
Lottomatica launches the Advanced Video Platform product line (VLT).
Gamenet Group is established from the integration of Gamenet and Intralot Italia.
A bond issue is carried out for a value of € 200 million, which has met with considerable success on the financial markets.
Gamenet launches a structured downstream integration programme along the entire supply chain, in cooperation with its key partners, aimed at accelerating the development of the retail business and entering into direct AWP management.
Intralot obtains ISO/IEC 27001 certification and World Lottery Association (WLA) Security Control Standard (SCS) certification after meeting and adhering to international regulatory standards for information security systems.
Trilantic Capital Partners increases its shareholding to about 100% of share capital.
Gamenet starts a developing programme of its presence in the retail segment, strengthening its national network of directly operated gaming rooms.
Gamenet and Lottomatica sign the new AWP and VLT license, with a duration of nine years.
Gamenet SpA, the holder of the AAMS public gaming license, was established.