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Sports Venture Holdings Inc. repays outstanding loan and agrees to pay for certain expenses incurred by Kings
Consistent growth and a surge in jackpots prompts Kings to renew focus on the global lottery market
Substantial efficiencies in operating costs positions Kings for end of year profitability
VANCOUVER, BC, April 3, 2023 /CNW/ – Kings Entertainment Group Inc. (“Kings” or the “Company“), an international online service provider for lottery, casino, and sportsbook gambling and parent company of global online gaming innovators LottoKings and WinTrillions, announces that, further to its press release of March 17, 2023, Kings has agreed with Sports Venture Holdings Inc. (“SVH“) to terminate their proposed business combination which was to be completed pursuant to a transaction agreement entered into by the Company and SVH on May 24, 2022.
In connection with the termination, SVH has agreed to repay to Kings Entertainment the full amount of the $2.5 million advance made by the Company and reimburse the Company for $1.75 million of its costs and expenses incurred in connection with the proposed transaction.
Kings is now positioning its operations for expansion in the burgeoning global lottery sector. The consistent growth of this market over the past year, including a number of recent billion-dollar jackpots, has prompted Kings to renew its focus, leveraging its already strong international lottery presence. According to a report published by Allied Market Research, the global lottery market is projected to grow at a CAGR of 3.8% from 2023 to 2031, reaching $430.4 billion by 2031.
Kings has also realized substantial efficiencies in operating costs over the prior quarters, aiming for profitability by the end of 2023. The Company’s cash position is even stronger than prior to the halted SVH agreement and it intends to move quickly to identify accretive acquisitions, either within the current gaming sector or within a wider strategic scope, including exploring entry into the emerging AI market.
“The global lottery market has made a huge comeback this year and we’ve positioned ourselves well to take advantage of this renewed interest,” said Steve Budin, CEO of Kings Entertainment. “We’ve built a strong foundation for growth, by cutting costs throughout our operations, and will now leverage the strong presence we’ve built to accelerate our growth globally, both organically, and if the right opportunity comes up, through complementary acquisitions.”
About Kings Entertainment
Established in 2005, Kings Entertainment (CSE:JKPT) is an international online service provider for lottery, casino, and sportsbook gambling and parent company of global online gaming innovators LottoKings and WinTrillions, These brands leverage their ability to acquire high-potential players through renowned lottery offerings, then engage players in a range of casino and sportsbook offerings. LottoKings and WinTrillions have attracted and retained millions of player sign-ups since their inceptions.
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