Vienna, 25 May 2007 — At the Annual General Meeting of Casinos Austria AG held today in Vienna, it was confirmed that Director General Dr. Leo Wallner has taken up his new role as Vice President of the Supervisory Board.
He is succeeded as Director General of Casinos Austria AG by Dr. Karl Stoss, Member of the Board of Directors since 1 January 2007 and Director General of Austrian Lotteries since 8 May 2007. Both changes are with immediate effect. President of the Supervisory Board is Dr. Walter Rothensteiner.
Leo Wallner has headed Casinos Austria since 15 February 1968, turning the company from a local casino operator into a highly respected and successful international gaming group.
Casinos Austria AG and its international subsidiary, Casinos Austria International, currently operate 71 top-class casinos in 18 countries and on board some of the world’s most luxurious cruise ships. In 2006, In 2006, the two companies together posted revenues (wins, registered tips, entrance) of 1.26 billion euro (+7.6 ), welcomed some 19 million guests (+2.7 ) and employed around 10,545 staff.
With the founding of Austrian Lotteries, the launch of internet gaming, the introduction of Video Lottery Terminals outlets in Austria and a far-reaching international expansion strategy, Leo Wallner has given Casinos Austria an unrivalled mix of gaming services and laid the foundations for the future success of the Group.
picture: Dr. Leo Wallner joins Supervisory Board, Dr. Karl Stoss takes over as Director General
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