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EssNet AB

Address: Hammarby Kajväg
18 Box 92038 SE-120 06
E-mail Address:
Phone: Tel. +46 8 702 57 00
Fax: Fax +46 8 644 67 64
Key People:
President & CEO

Hans Vigmostad

Background Information

The origin of EssNet goes back to 1936 with the invention of the world’s first mechanical validator for sports betting coupons at Swedish Hugin Kassaregister.
In 1958, the Company developed the world’s first complete lottery system, so called off-line systems including validators and computer-controlled readers/sorters. In the ’60s and ’70s, more than 50 systems, including 200,000 validators, were installed worldwide. In 1982, the lottery division at Hugin was acquired by the Esselte Group, and named Esselte Security Systems.
In 1988, the EssNet name was established when the ownership of Esselte Security Systems was acquired by Dutch Modalfa. In 1993, Lotterie-Treuhandgesellschaft mbH Hessen, Germany, was the first lottery to install EssNet’s on-line system.
Between 1993 and 1996, several new EssNet on-line systems were installed, mainly in Europe. In 2000, the business of EssNet was acquired by a consortium of Scandinavian companies and investors from the IT, gaming, banking and communications industries. This started a new era for EssNet. The Company was reorganised and new, successful strategies helped EssNet become one of today’s leading suppliers of lottery and gaming products.
In 2003, the joint ventures EssNet Interactive AB, TattsNet Ltd and OE Netgame AB were established


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