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Szerencsejáték Rt.
The national Lottery of Hungary
Address: Csalogány utca 30-32 H-1015 Budapest, Hungary
E-mail Address:
Phone: +36-1- 201-0525
Fax: +36-1- 201-0682
Population: 10 million
László Varga
Gábor Székely
Year Lottery Founded: 1991
Sales FY 2001:
Sales FY 2002:
Sales FY 2003:
Sales FY 2004:
Sales FY 2005:
Sales FY 2006:
Sales FY 2007:
_74,120,000,000 HUF
102,911,000,000 HUF
124,345,000,000 HUF
110,656,830,000 HUF
131,814,329,000 HUF
141,420,913,405 HUF
144,196,327,135 HUF
Number of Employees: N/A
Lottery Systems Contract Scientific Games Corporation - ends December 31, 2020.
Games Offered: Lotto Games, Soprts betting, Numbers Games, including Keno, and instant games.
Beneficiaries: N/A
Jurisdiction: Hungary

Background Information

Szerencsejáték Rt. is the largest gambling service provider in Hungary. It has an exclusive right to sell number draw games, sports bets and prize draw tickets in the whole territory of the country and, through its investments, it also has interests in four Hungarian casinos. The lottery company operates an online sales technology covering the entire country and extensive retail network. The majority of products are available by phone, on the Internet and via SMS, too. At present, the lottery company operates six number draw games (five-number draw lottery, six-number draw lottery, Scandinavian Lotto, Joker, Keno and Luxor), three types of sports bets (Toto Pools, Tippmix and Goal Toto) and a collection of 15-20 prize draw tickets. Two thirds of the Hungarian adult population are regular customers of the Company, involving approximately five million players. The Company has a more than 50% market share in the Hungarian gambling market. At the moment, the staff consists of approximately 1,200 employees, of whom 700 work in its own commercial network, but the number of related resellers is also high. As a result of dynamic development of the Company, the gambling revenues per one resident are the highest among the lottery companies of Middle-Eastern European Countries having joined the European Union in May 2004. Szerencsejáték Rt. has increased its turnover by some 70 % in the past two years.

News 2015
September 4, 2015 National Lottery Gets the Nod for Online Sports Betting
March 20, 2015 Szerencsejáték Inc Expects Sales of its popular weekly pick-five game to Reach Unmatched Levels

News 2014
Oct 6, 2014 Szerencsejáték Zrt to Market Lottery Tickets from Pubs
Sept 29, 2014 Szerencsejatek to participate in the EuroJackpot International Lottery

News 2013
December 17, 2013 Another Record Year for Szerencsejáték Zrt, Revenue Growth Surpass Last Year's 213 Billion Forints
September 4, 2013 2012 Has Been a Year of Records for Hungarian Lottery
July 15, 2013 Ministry to Call Closed Tender for Casino Concessions outside Budapest
June 6, 2013 SCIENTIFIC GAMES Signs Lottery Systems Contract with the Hungarian State Lottery
April 22, 2013 Bwin Departs From Hungary
April 17, 2013 Overview of the Hungarian Gambling Market
January 21, 2013 Hungary Set to Impose 20% Online Gambling Tax, Eyes HUF10 Billion Revenues

News 2011
August 1, 2011 Stricter Gambling Rules Are Already in the Pipeline
April 8, 2011 Lottery Calls Tender for Provision of New Online Gambling Services and Sports Bets

News 2010
Dec 15, 2010 State Lottery Sees Revenue Rising as High as HUF168 Billion in 2010
Dec 6, 2010 State Lottery Official Suggests Online Poker Might be Legalized as State Monopoly
March 3, 2010 State Lottery Company Stops Accepting Bank Cards
January 6, 2010 State Lottery To Raise Prices From February

Lottery News 2009

Szerencsejáték Sees Revenue of More than HUF150 Billion in 2009
BUDAPEST, Hungary (December 14, 2009) -  State lottery company Szerencsejáték expects to close 2009 with pre-tax profit of HUF5 billion - HUF6 billion on revenue of more than HUF150 billion, over the respective targets of HUF2.4 billion and HUF140 billion.............Subscribers

Proposed Legislation Would Tax Poker in Hungary
HUNGARY, EU (October 6, 2009) -To date poker in Hungary is untaxed, despite it being considered a form of gambling, but that may soon change. An upcoming law is planned that would tax poker winnings via regulating online and live poker in the country.......................Subscribers

The Hungarian Keno Show Celebrates its 13th Birthday With New Smartplay Drawing Machine
BUDAPEST, Hungary (June 16, 2009) - Szerencsejáték Zrt., the national Lottery of Hungary, will renew the TV show of the Keno game. This game started 13 years ago and the present TV-show has been on screen since 2002...........................Subscribers

Hungarian National Lottery Ad Spend Grew 19% in 2008, TNS Says
HUNGARY (February 11, 2009) -- Hungary's advertising market expanded 8.6% to almost HUF 599bn in 2008. Among the biggest spenders was state lottery company Szerencsejatek Rt. which spent...................Subscribers


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