Internal restructuring
Ostösterreich; Wien;
Location of affected unit(s)
Arts / Entertainment
Arts, Entertainment And Culture
Gambling And Betting Activities
92 - Gambling and betting activities

80 jobs
Number of planned job losses
Job loss
Announcement Date
26 January 2015
Employment effect (start)
26 January 2015
Foreseen end date
28 February 2015


Novomatic, a global gaming company, with headquarters in Gumpoldskirchen (Lower Austria) is to cut 80 out of 800 jobs in Vienna.

Since the beginning of 2015 ‘small gambling’ (Kleines Glückspiel) is prohibited in Vienna. Novomatic operated the majority of Viennas slot and gaming machines which had to be put out of service due to the changes in legislation. After a decrease in revenue the company has now announced that 80 employees were registered with early warning system of the Public Employment Services (AMS). According to a company spokesperson, this step has become necessary due to the new legal situation. While the company tries to keep as many employees as possible, further job cuts in Vienna cannot be ruled out.

Novomatic produces gaming equipment but also operates gaming outlets. The company employs approximately 20,000 people worldwide of wich 3,000 are employed in Austria.


  • 26 January 2015: Niederösterreichische Nachrichten
  • 26 January 2015: Der Standard
  • 26 January 2015: OÖ Nachrichten


Eurofound (2015), Novomatic, Internal restructuring in Austria, factsheet number 78209, European Restructuring Monitor. Dublin, https://restructuringeventsprod.azurewebsites.net/restructuring-events/detail/78209.