Betting is human nature
Betting has been a popular pastime since time immemorial. That's no wonder, because playing for goods or money is a part of human nature and goes back as far as civilisation itself. Whether or not it's for money, betting is fun! It's about being right, and who doesn't want to put their sports knowledge to the test and savour that feeling every now and then?
For 15 years and with more than 4.5 million registered customers,
has come to be considered one of the most successful online betting providers in Europe.
the online gaming specialist provides a wide range of products in sports betting, live betting, casino, live casino, games, poker and virtual. The entire offer is available in 15 languages. The
Group operates in Austria, Germany, Malta, and Gibraltar. There are about 290 highly qualified and motivated employees currently working towards the continual success and development of the company.
A success story takes its course
Jochen Dickinger and Franz Ömer founded the company in December 1999 in Wels, Upper Austria. Just three months later the website
is put online with sports bets as the initial product offered.
Only two months later, the launch of the livescore service www.livescore.cc
marks the first innovation of the website. With the relaunch of the website in November 2005, the online casino is introduced.
The following year, the product range is expanded when the poker platform is implemented. The rapid development of the online market requires
to keep pace with continuous upgrades and expansions. That's why the online specialist in 2008 launches the new online casino, followed by the new product line "Games" in June 2009.
Since September of the same year, various sports and live bets are offered. After the successful relaunch (2013) of the online sports betting portal of
, products also become available for customers in mobile version. In 2015
extends their product portfolio to a virtual section.
From the initial vision to a successful international company
Founded in 1999 as a Limited company, in May 2004 there is a capital increase and a transformation into a stock corporation. In December of the same year the company goes public on the stock exchange. Since April 2009
is a significant part of the "BetClic Everest Group", a leading French group in the field of online gaming and sports betting.
On 31 October 2012, co-founder Jochen Dickinger decides to end his tenure as CEO. As his successor, the Supervisory Board appoints Michael Quatember.
shares, based in Düsseldorf, are listed in Frankfurt (Xetra). The corporation holds 100% of
Entertainment Ltd. The Linz office is mainly responsible for the transfer of technology within the group as well as for the development of in-house software.
Holding Ltd., based in Malta, holds its Maltese gaming licences for sports betting, casino and poker, issued by the
Malta Gaming Authority (MGA)
receives a licence from the Italian Gaming Authority AAMS for sports betting and casino in 2011. One year later the Schleswig-Holstein Ministry of the Interior also issues the company licences for providing and marketing sports betting and casino. In 2014, the betting provider is issued a licence from the British Gambling Commission in order to operate and market online sports betting and online casino games in the United Kingdom (UK). Since 1 August 2015
has a sports betting licence in Ireland. The licence is issued by the Irish Government to
in Malta, and will be valid until
At home all over Europe: more than 4.5 million customers trust
In the successful year of 2015 the company has a turnover in betting and gaming of around 2.4 billion euros (2014: 2.14 billion euros). The gross earning (= bet stakes minus bet wins), the most important figure for online gaming, rises in the same year to around 121,6 million euros (2014: 107 million euros). A significant reason for this popularity is the excellent customer service. Queries are handled very quickly by the multi-lingual team, currently operating in
The wide-range of sports betting offers includes an average of 24,000 daily bets on more than 75 sports. Even in the international world of sports sponsoring, the betting provider has developed a significant reputation as a competent and high-performance sports partner.