Czech-based SYNOT Group has recently acquired an existing casino license at the crossroads of Western Asia and Eastern Europe in Tbilisi, the capital and largest city of Georgia.

Roland Andrýsek, sales director of SYNOT Group, said, “Georgian lottery market is fairly heavily regulated, the country has only a limited number of casinos, concentrated mainly in the capital. Therefore, we are delighted to have acquired a license to operate one of them.” Andrýsek added, “In this country, we have already started to operate during this year, in cooperation with the local business partner. From a business perspective we are speaking about very interesting location, so that we are pleased to continue with our activities development here, according to the press release.

Andrýsek went on to say that the new casino has more than 200 gaming machines and that in the future, SYNOT expects “the construction of other similar casinos in this country, and even in other cities.”

This is not SYNOT Group’s first project in Georgia, in May 2016 it began operating a smaller casino in Kutaisi, situated 221 kilometres (137 miles) west of Tbilisi.

With an interest in Asia, in November last year SYNOT Group announced the opening of a second casino in Vietnam, in the city of Nha Trang, the capital of Khánh Hòa Province, on the country’s South Central Coast. The Group opened its first casino in Vietnam in late 2015 in the Nghệ An Province. In the future, the company would like to expand their focus to include other areas of the region.

About three thousand people are employed by SYNOT Group. The company operates on almost every continent, in approximately twenty countries worldwide. It has business activities in Africa, America, Australia, Europe, and most recently in Asia. In addition to the lottery industry and IT technologies, the Group also focuses on investments in tourism and sport. SYNOT Group’s annual turnover is approximately 16 billion Czech crowns.