bwin: Preliminary Figures for Q3 and First Nine Months of 2010

Oct 22, 2010, 04:00 ET from bwin Interactive Entertainment AG

    VIENNA, October 22, 2010 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ --
    - Selected Key Figures
    - Pro-forma consolidated figures for bwin Group (incl. bwin e.K.)

    EUR million             Q3 2010 Q3 2009 % YoY  1-3 Q10 1-3 Q09  %YoY

    Betting turnover          878.4   790.9  11.1% 2.772.7 2.419.7 14.6%
    Gross gaming revenues     123.1   101.0  21.9%   383.5   313.7 22.2%
    Net gaming revenues        95.3    83.3  14.3%   304.9   263.2 15.8%

Highlights

Merger with PartyGaming proceeding as planned - Simon Duffy confirmed as Chairman-elect of the enlarged group on completion of the merger

Current trading reflects seasonal strength although sports betting margin is currently below Q3 2010

    Q3 2010 (pro forma consolidated)

    - Gross gaming revenues: up 21.9% to EUR 123.1 million (Q3
      2009: EUR 101.0 million) - Growth in all product segments except casino

    - Sports betting gross gaming revenues: up 22.5% to EUR 64.6
      million (Q3 2009: EUR 52.7 million) due to expanded product portfolio
      coupled with turnover growth and rise in sports betting margin to 7.9%
      (Q3 2009: 7.1%)

    - Poker gross gaming revenues: up 43.5% to EUR 33.2 million due to
      acquisition of Gioco Digitale, addition of Betfair and successful
      market launch in France (Q3 2009: EUR 23.1 million)

    - Casino gross gaming revenues: down 9.8% to EUR 16.3 million due
      to termination of casino operations in France and Italy (Q3 2009: EUR
      18.1 million)

    - Gross gaming revenues for games: up 28.4% to EUR 9.0 million due
      to successful portfolio expansion, especially bingo in Italy (Q3 2009:
      EUR 7.0 million)

    - 1.2 million active customers and 299,000 new active real money
      customers (Q3 2009: 1.1 million active and 258,000 new active real
      money customers)


    First nine months of 2010 (pro forma consolidated)

    - Gross gaming revenues: up 22.2% to EUR 383.5 million (Q1-Q3
      2009: EUR 313.7 million)

    - Sports betting gross gaming revenues: up 21.6% to EUR 194.2
      million (Q1-Q3 2009: EUR 159.7 million) - sports betting margin of 7.5%

    - Poker gross gaming revenues: up 28.0% to EUR 103.9 million (Q1-Q3
      2009: EUR 81.1 million)

    - Casino gross gaming revenues: up 3.3% to EUR 55.3 million (Q1-Q3
      2009: EUR 53.5 million)

    - Gross gaming revenues for games: up 55.6% to EUR 30.2 million
      (Q1-Q3 2009: EUR 19.4 million)

    - 2.3 million active customers and 978,000 new active real money
      customers (Q1-Q3 2009: 1.9 million active and 804,000 new active real
      money customers)

A report containing the preliminary figures for the third quarter of 2010 and details of the appointment of Simon Duffy as Supervisory Board Chairman of the new company can be found on the bwin investor relations website at http://www.bwin.org in PDF version.

    Further information:

    Investors:
    Konrad Sveceny, Investor Relations
    bwinInteractive Entertainment AG
    Borsegasse 11, 1010 Vienna, Austria
    Tel.: +43(0)50-858-20017
    E-mail: investorrelations@bwin.org

    http://www.bwin.org

    Press:
    Matthias Winkler, Chief Communications Officer
    bwinInteractive Entertainment AG
    Borsegasse 11, 1010 Vienna, Austria
    Tel.: +43(0)50-858-20067
    E-mail: press@bwin.org

    http://www.bwin.org

SOURCE bwin Interactive Entertainment AG