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Milestones in the history of Casinos Austria AG


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

Opening Casino Bad Gastein

Opening Casino Velden

Opening Casino Wien

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

1968 - 1979

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

Opening Casino Seefeld in Hotel Karwendelhof

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

Opening Casino Kleinwalsertal in Sporthotel Riezlern

Open-air playing area created in Velden

Opening Casino Bregenz

Slot machines introduced at Casino Baden

1980 - 1989

Casinos Austria becomes partner of the Bregenzer Festspiele

Casino premiere as part of Vienna Opera Ball

Opening Casino Linz

World Championship Casino in Schladming

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

Opening Casino Graz at Grazer Conress

Österreichische Spielbanken AG becomes Casinos Austria AG

Re-Opening Casino Bregenz at Seepromenade

Austria Jackpot introduced

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

1990 - 1999

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

World Championship casino in Saalbach

Sic bo dice game introduced at Casino Velden

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

First Jackpot Casino at Casino Wien

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

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

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

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

2000 - 2009

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

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

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

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 – 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

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

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

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)

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

2010 - 2015

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

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

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)

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)

Casino Vienna and Casino Baden introduce Double Roulette

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

Porträtfoto Alexander Labak

2016 - today

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

01 June 2017: Dr. Alexander Labak joined the management board of Casinos Austria
01 July 2017: Dr. Alexander Labak takes over the position of director general at Casinos Austria and of chairman at the Austrian Lotteries from Dr. Karl Stoss