Company by Casinos Austria

Milestones in the history of Casinos Austria AG

Casino Baden Innenansicht 1934

Establishment

1934
Establishment of Österreichische Casino AG
Opening Casino Baden, Casino Salzburg, Casino Kithzbühel

1937
Opening Casino Bad Gastein

1950
Opening Casino Velden

1961
Opening Casino Wien

1967
Establishment of Österreichische Spielbanken AG (today: Casinos Austria AG)
Takeover of casinos of former Österreichische Casino AG

Plakat Casino Bregenz Eröffnung 1975

1968 - 1979

1968
Österreichische Spielbanken AG starts operations in

  • Baden
  • Bad Gastein
  • Kitzbühel
  • Salzburg
  • Seeboden (closed during the year)
  • Velden
  • Wien

The General Director, Dr. Leo Wallner, has overall responsibility for the company.
Sponsorship for Wiener Festwochen starts

1969
Opening Casino Seefeld in Hotel Karwendelhof

1970
Introduction of Black Jack to austrian casinos (starting in Vienna)

1972
Opening Casino Kleinwalsertal in Sporthotel Riezlern

1974
Open-air playing area created in Velden

1975
Opening Casino Bregenz

1979
Slot machines introduced at Casino Baden

Casino Graz Eröffnung 1984

1980 - 1989

1980
Casinos Austria becomes partner of the Bregenzer Festspiele

1981
Casino premiere as part of Vienna Opera Ball

1982
Opening Casino Linz

1981-1982
World Championship Casino in Schladming

1983
American Roulette, the high-speed version of French Roulette, played for the first time at Casino Vienna

1984
Opening Casino Graz at Grazer Conress

1985
Österreichische Spielbanken AG becomes Casinos Austria AG

1986
Re-Opening Casino Bregenz at Seepromenade

1987
Austria Jackpot introduced

1988
Wheel of fortune introduced at Casino Vienna
European premiere of Seven Card Stud Poker at Casino Baden

Casino Baden Spatenstich 1992

1990 - 1999

1990
First European Poker Championship at Casino Baden
Debut of Red Dog card game at Velden and Vienna

1990-1991
World Championship casino in Saalbach

1991
Sic bo dice game introduced at Casino Velden

1992
Opening Casino Innsbruck
Mystery Jackpot introduced at Casino Velden
Establishment of Congress Casino Baden GmbH (CCB)

1993
First Jackpot Casino at Casino Wien

1994
European premiere of European Seven Eleven, a specially adapted version of Craps, at Casino Baden.

1995
Introduction of 41, a version of the Styrian card game Färbeln, at Casino Graz
Jackpot Corner and Casino leger for casual players added to casinos in Baden, Bregenz, Innsbruck and Linz
MEGA-Austria slot machine jackpot replaces Austria jackpot

1996
Presentation of Shuffle Star developed by Casinos Austria Forschungs- und Entwicklungs GmbH

1997
Tropical Stud Poker gradually introduced in Austrian casinos
Introduction of Magic Five Jackpot in all Casinos
Mountain casino in Lech opened at 2,336 metres altitude
Nevada ticket introduced in Baden, Velden and Bregenz

Easy Roulette

2000 - 2009

2000
Casinos open every day of the year except Christmas Eve
Introduction of Easy Black Jack, a simplified variation of Black Jack 

2001
Introduction of Easy Poker, a form of poker with attractive betting and winning opportunities
Introduction of WebClub.at on the Internet featuring four games

2002
Renovation and rebuilding of the Jackpot Casino in Bregenz
Joker Wheel, the first interactive Wheel of Fortune, is introduced as a world premier at Casino Baden

2003
Casinos Austria celebrates the 35th anniversary since its founding as Österreichische Spielbanken AG
Renovation and rebuilding of the Jackpot Casinos in Linz and Vienna
Casinos Austria has seven casino games on win2day.at – European Seven Eleven, French Roulette, American Roulette, Black Jack, Draw Poker, Chicken Slot und Lucky Monsters
Frames for success – the new event cooperation between Casinos Austria, Congress Casino Baden and Studio 44 of the Austrian Lotteries is introduced

2004
The first outlet with video lottery terminals opens in Mayrhofen; Lienz and Ebreichsdorf follow
Casino Velden builds an event centre and underground garage
Casinos Austria receives the only casino license for the EU capital Brussels; the new casinos in Lower Saxony are adapted
Casino Graz turns 20
Casinos Salzburg and Baden celebrate seventy years
The new Paroli! game is introduced in all twelve casinos
CARD is sold to Shufflemaster
The new subsidiary CAGAST indulges guests in culinary delicacies

2005
Josef Leutgeb, a specialist in finance and Managing Director of Casinos Austria International since 1997, becomes the fourth member of the Managing Board

2006
Easy Roulette, a mix of Classic Roulette and slot machine, is introduced in the casinos
Poker boom in the casinos
The company is restructured
Paul Herzfeld becomes Deputy Director General (until May 2011)

2007
Dr. Karl Stoss becomes Director of the Managing Board (from May 2007 Director General)
Dietmar Hoscher becomes Director of the Managing Board
Grand Casino Baden reopens in November after a complete facelift

2008
An international jury of experts names Casino Austria International "European Casino Operator of the Year"
One of Casinos Austria’s most successful tournament series is launched with the Casinos Austria Poker Tour (CAPT)
win2day.at opens its first purely austrian Poker Room
WINWIN opens its tenth location in April in Landeck/Tyrol, the eleventh follows in October in Vöcklabruck/Upper Austria  
Casino Vienna gets its own Poker Lounge
Complete refurbishment of Casino Kleinwalsertal
win2day.at exceeds the threshold of 400,000 registered users

2009
Casinos Austria International is distinguished as "European Casino Operator of the Year" for the second consecutive time
Casinos Austria holds a joint press conference on financial statements with Österreichische Lotterien
WINWIN opens its twelfth location in Austria, in Kufstein

WINWIN Krems

2010 - 2015

2010
Since 1 January 2010 Mag. Bettina Glatz-Kremsner has been a member of the Management Board of Casinos Austria AG in charge of the financial agenda
Casinos Austria honours its 75th Million guest on September 23rd

2011
A new innovation - Astro Roulette - starts on March 12th at Casino Linz
WINWIN opens a new Outlet in Krems
Casino Wien celebrates its 50th Birthday

2012
Casino Innsbruck celebrates its 20th Birthday
Casino Linz celebrates its 30th Birthday
Casino Kleinwalsertal celebrates its 40th Birthday
20 December 2012: Casinos Austria is granted the exclusive operating licence for the "city package" (Bregenz, Innsbruck, Salzburg, Graz, Linz, Wien)

2013
01 October 2013: Casinos Austria is granted the exclusive operating licence for the "federal province package" (Lower Austria 1, province of Salzburg, Tyrol 1 and Tyrol 2, province of Vorarlberg, and Carinthia)

2014
Casino Vienna and Casino Baden introduce Double Roulette

2015
WINWIN opens its 15th location in Austria
The long-time Director General and Chairman of the Managing Board of Casinos Austria and Austrian Lotteries Dr. Leo Wallner dies unexpectedly at the age of 79.
Closing Casino Bad Gastein

Casinos Austria feiert 90-millionsten Gast

2016 - today

2016
Opening Casino Zell am See
WINWIN opens its 16th location in Austria
Highest roulette win in the company's history at Casino Baden (1.140.000 Euro)
Casino Salzburg in Schloss Klessheim reopens after renovation
21 September 2016: Casinos Austria celebrates 90 million guests