Novomatic Hires Former Bavarian Lottery Chief

The Novomatic Group has hired Erwin Horak, former president of the Bavarian State Lottery and former leader of the German lottery association, as a consultant.

Austria’s Novomatic Group has hired Erwin Horak, longtime president of the Bavarian State Lottery, chairman of the GlücksSpirale Committee and former leader of German lottery association Deutscher Lotto- und Totoblock (DLTB), as a consultant.

With decades of expertise and experience in the lottery business, Horak will support Novomatic Lottery Solutions GmbH in the areas of business development and customer development.

“As reflected in our successes in Estonia and Greece, Lottery technology and services are of increasing strategic importance to us,” said Harald Neumann, chairman of the Novomatic Group. “With the valuable contributions of Erwin Horak we will gain an important impetus in our cooperation with state-licensed lotteries.”

“After my active work at LOTTO Bayern,” said Horak, “I am very much looking forward to contributing my knowledge and experience to the Novomatic Group. Lotteries are increasingly under competitive pressure and require innovative, modern and open solutions, such as the solutions developed and offered by Novomatic Lottery Solutions. I am committed and convinced that Novomatic has a good range of products. I find it very positive that this new offer will also increase the competition within the German lottery market. I would like to make a contribution to it.”