Launch of new online service focusing on the privatisation of state-controlled gambling companies

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New website of MECN and Rob van der Gaast features regular updates on the privatisation of state-controlled gambling companies.

London/Munich, September 07, 2005: As MECN‘s study „Privatisation of state-controlled gambling operators“ was met with such a positive response upon publication, the coauthors decided to create a special online site offering more information on the subject: www.gambling-privatisation.com

For a long time now, both the consulting firm MECN and the gambling research analyst Rob van der Gaast have received frequent inquiries regarding the current status of privatisation in the gambling industry. The successful listing on the stock exchange of the privatised OPAP as well as planned privatisations, such as those in Great Britain, Germany, and Turkey, are increasingly drawing the attention of the whole industry.

The current study „Privatisation of state-controlled gambling operators“ (available at www.privatisation.mecn.net)was a first step toward filling the great need for information. The new informational website now complements the study, and Martin Oelbermann, director of MECN, adds „The new site offers an overview of current developments and detailed analyses of the most important issues“.

The website is accessible free of charge at www.gambling-privatisation.com and is supplemented by a newsletter.

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Contact: Martin Oelbermann, Tel: +49(0)89 3835 6785, e-mail: pr@mecn.net