Totolotek bookmakers have made available to the customers a new version of the website and for the first time, a completely changed stationary point. These are yet another effects of the Gauselmann Group’s investment in the oldest Polish bookmaking brand.
Totolotek, the longest running bookmaker in Poland, will soon undergo major changes. The Gauselmann Group, which has taken over the bookmaker, is planning a number of investments worth tens of millions of PLN.
Merkur Sportwetten GmbH received the consent of the Office of Competition and Consumer Protection (UOKiK) to take control of Totolotek S.A., reported UOKiK on Twitter.
Soon Polish sports betting fans will be able to place their bets under the sign of the well-known MERKUR sun: Merkur Sportwetten GmbH takes over the renowned sports betting company Totolotek SA based in Warsaw.
On February 1st, an official agreement was signed between the Polish Football Association (PZPN) and Totolotek SA for cooperation in the area of titular sponsorship of the Polish Cup.
As many as 5 companies from the sports betting sector have been nominated in the “Sports Sponsor” category for the Sports Business Award for 2018.
In 2018, the turnover of licensed bookmakers in Poland will reach approx. PLN 5.1 billion, which is about 55% more than last year. This means that the state budget will be credited with the amount of PLN 612 million for the tax on games.
The Gauselmann Group has formed a joint venture company with TMT Investments called XTIP Polska with the aim of buying Poland-based operator Totolotek from Intralot.
The Office for Competition and Consumer Protection (UOKiK) received the application from XTIP Polska to take control of Totolotek SA. The application was received by the office on Friday, December 14th. According to UOKiK, the case is pending.
Several entities apply for permission to operate legal bookmakers in Poland. The Totolotek company, expecting more stringent competition on the market, focuses on the development of online and mobile channels, because these will dynamically gain, but does not give up on stationary points of sale.