Austrian gaming giant NOVOMATIC has refuted allegations of corruption over a supply deal struck with Romania’s National Lottery, Loteria Romana, as an investigation into how the agreement was reached begins.

Austrian Gaming Industries, a subsidiary company of NOVOMATIC, agreed a joint venture in October 2013 with Romania’s state lottery to supply 10,000 video lottery terminals, alongside support systems including a jackpot system, maintenance, services, spare parts and logistics.

The contract was for 15 years, with revenue after costs to be shared on a 50-50 basis.

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