Austrian gaming equipment supplier Novomatic has reported revenue of €1.84bn (£1.52bn/$2.02bn) for 2021, despite a dip in gaming operations revenue.
This was up by €98.7m, or 5.6%, from Covid-hit 2020, when revenue was €1.74bn.
Revenue from gaming operations was €1.03m, down slightly from €1.07bn the previous year. This was attributed to closures of gaming halls- from January to June 2021, an estimated two thirds of Novomatic’s arcades closed temporarily due to the pandemic.
Revenue from the sales of gaming technology made up the remaining €806.2m in revenue. This was up by 20.3%. The company attributed this rise to its Ainsworth business, which saw its sales rise from €67.9m in 2020 to €118.3m in 2021.
Novomatic acquired Ainsworth in 2018.
Total turnover from operators using Novomatic equipment or software in Europe came to €102.91bn. Much of this came from its lottery division, with €35.48bn. Betting operator turnover was €24.17bn, followed by casino turnover at €20.98bn.