Brussels, 09 January 2017
The EGBA and ZEAL Network SE are pleased to announce that ZEAL has joined EGBA as its newest member as of 1st January 2017.
Dr Helmut Becker, CEO of ZEAL Network SE, said: “I am looking forward to working with EGBA. There is increasing consumer demand for modern online lottery products and there are signs across Europe of changing regulation. Together with EGBA we will work for more consistent and coherent regulation across all markets and all gambling segments, regulation which benefits the consumer and increases state welfare.”
Today’s announcement of the membership of ZEAL Network SE follows EGBA welcoming OVWG, the Austrian association for betting and gambling (see link), as its third affiliate member in December 2016.
Commenting on the membership of ZEAL, Maarten Haijer, Secretary General of EGBA, said: “We are very pleased that ZEAL Network SE has joined EGBA and we look forward to working together. The addition of ZEAL Network SE to the EGBA partnership is a testimony of our ability to attract a new generation of companies. Together, we want to ensure Europe works towards attractive regulated markets that are capable of channelling consumers and providing a high level of consumer protection.”
ZEAL Network SE is a holding company with investments in a variety of businesses running under brands such as Lottovate (www.lottovate.com), Lotto Network (www.lottonetwork.com), Ventura24 (www.ventura24.es), ZEAL Investments (www.zeal-investments.co.uk) and Tipp24 (www.tipp24.com).
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For more information, please contact:
Sebastian Blohm, Global Head of Corporate & Legal Affairs, ZEAL Network SE, sebastian.blohm@ZEAL-network.co.uk, Tel. +44 (0) 2037397120
About ZEAL Network SE:
ZEAL is a holding company specializing in the area of online lottery. They offer consumer facing products as well as business to business solutions.
ZEAL Network SE is a London based company, founded in Germany in 1999 as Tipp24 SE (renamed to ZEAL Network SE in November 2014). Its shares are listed on the Prime Standard of the Frankfurt Stock Exchange and are included in the SDAX index. To date ZEAL has generated stakes of 2.5 billion euros and thus contributed over 650 million euros in taxes and duties.
ZEAL holds equity interests in several businesses: Lottovate runs digital lotteries and offers services to other operators (www.lottovate.com). Lotto Network enables private business partners to host their own branded lotto betting product (www.lottonetwork.com). Ventura24 is a lottery ticket broker in Spain (www.ventura24.es). ZEAL Investment is a seed-stage and scale-up investor (www.zeal-investments.co.uk). Tipp24 offers consumer facing lottery betting products (www.tipp24.com).
About the EGBA:
The EGBA is an association of leading European gaming and betting operators Bet-at-home, BetClic, GVC/bwin.party, Expekt, Unibet, ZEAL Network. The Gibraltar Betting and Gaming Association (GBGA), Branschföreningen för Onlinespel (BOS) and the Oesterreichische Vereinigung für Wetten und Glücksspiel (OVWG) are affiliate members of EGBA. As a Brussels-based non-profit association, EGBA promotes the rights of more than 20 million adult European citizens to participate in online gambling of their choice in an informed, regulated, safe and secure environment. While online gambling remains a smaller part of the total gambling market (15%), based upon innovation, technology and digital consumer demand, online gambling transformed itself into an industry champion of the European digital economy with material spin-off effects towards other digital economies and strong synergies with sports. EGBA members have invested more than €600M into digital security and contributed to sports with more than €800M, mainly via sponsorship deal and purchasing innovative sports streaming rights. www.egba.eu