Austria’s Court of Audit has criticised the process to award casino concessions in the country for a lack of transparency in the decision making process, just under a year after the licences awarded to NOVOMATIC and a Swiss-German consortium were revoked.

As part of the process three new casino licences were awarded, with two secured by NOVOMATIC and one by Plaza 3 Entertainment Development AG, a consortium comprising Casino Baden AG and Gauselmann Group.

The process to award the licences was concluded in June 2014, only to be derailed following complaints by existing licence holder Casinos Austria...

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