first_img Per WiderströmEastern European gambling operator Fortuna Entertainment Group (Fortuna) has confirmed that it has entered an agreement to acquire gaming systems provider Hattrick Sports Group (Hattrick) and its related assets outright.Fortuna governance chose not to detail the sum of acquisition for Hattrick assets, but stated that the purchase would ‘further strengthen Fortuna’s position as the largest licensed multi-channel sports betting and gaming operator in Central and Southeastern Europe’.The acquisition will see Fortuna takeover Hattrick’s Romanian betting operator Casa Pariurilor. Furthermore, Fortuna will now enter the new markets of Croatia and Spain, taking on the Hattrick assets’ of Prva Sportska Kladionica PSK the second largest Croatian bookmaker. Fortuna will further takeover Hattrick’s equity in Spanish joint-venture Luckia.Updating investors on the firm’s corporate acquisition of Hattrick assets  Per Widerström, CEO of Fortuna Entertainment Group stated“The acquisition of Hattrick Sports Group is a key milestone in Fortuna Entertainment Group’s plans of becoming ‘The No.1 licensed multichannel betting and gaming operator in Central and Eastern Europe’ as well as a testament for our value creation strategy. Our intention is to retain the Fortuna and Casa Pariurilor brands in Romania as well as PSK and Hattrick in Croatia. On a regional level, we will combine the best of both companies with the aim to create more exciting offers for our customers, better opportunities for our employees and business partners, thus increasing value for our shareholder”Carsten Sundberg, CEO of Hattrick Sports Group commented on the sale “The combination of Fortuna and Hattrick Sports Group has a compelling logic and aligns strategically very well. The transaction will add significant geographical reach and market diversity to Fortuna and will allow the group to further strengthen its position in the core markets and beyond,” 140 Industry leaders join SBC Digital Summit speaker line-up April 3, 2020 Submit StumbleUpon SBC Digital Summit: A crash course in adaptability and resilience  April 27, 2020 Related Articles Share Share Fortuna completes Playtech IMS upgrade for Polish profile May 7, 2020last_img