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UNITED STATES

SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION

Washington, D.C. 20549

________________

 

FORM 10-Q

_________________

 QUARTERLY REPORT PURSUANT TO SECTION 13 OR 15(d)

OF THE SECURITIES EXCHANGE ACT OF 1934

For the quarterly period ended March 31, 2022

or

 TRANSITION REPORT PURSUANT TO SECTION 13 OR 15(d)

OF THE SECURITIES EXCHANGE ACT OF 1934

For the transition period from ______ to ______

 

Commission File Number 001-39170

_________________

 

ELYS GAME TECHNOLOGY, CORP.

(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)

 

Delaware     33-0823179
(State or other jurisdiction of incorporation or organization)     (I.R.S. Employer Identification No.)

 

130 Adelaide Street, West, Suite 701

Toronto, Ontario, Canada M5H 2K4

 

1-628-258-5148

(Address, including zip code, and telephone number, including area code, of registrant’s principal executive offices)

 

Securities registered pursuant to Section 12(b) of the Act:

 

Title of each class Trading Symbol(s) Name of each exchange on which registered
Common Stock ELYS The Nasdaq Capital Market

 

Securities registered pursuant to Section 12(g) of the Act: None

 

Indicate by check mark whether the registrant (1) has filed all reports required to be filed by Section 13 or 15(d) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 during the preceding 12 months (or for such shorter period that the registrant was required to file such reports), and (2) has been subject to such filing requirements for the past 90 days. Yes  No 

 

Indicate by check mark whether the registrant has submitted electronically every Interactive Data File required to be submitted pursuant to Rule 405 of Regulation S-T (§232.405 of this chapter) during the preceding 12 months (or for such shorter period that the registrant was required to submit such files). Yes  No 

  

Indicate by check mark whether the registrant is a large accelerated filer, an accelerated filer, a non-accelerated filer, a smaller reporting company, or an emerging growth company. See the definitions of “large accelerated filer,” “accelerated filer,” “smaller reporting company,” and “emerging growth company” in Rule 12b-2 of the Exchange Act.

 

Large accelerated filer Accelerated filer
Non-accelerated Filer Smaller reporting company
    Emerging growth company

 

If an emerging growth company, indicate by check mark if the registrant has elected not to use the extended transition period for complying with any new or revised financial accounting standards provided pursuant to Section 13(a) of the Exchange Act. 

 

Indicate by check mark whether the registrant is a shell company (as defined in Rule 12b-2 of the Exchange Act). Yes  No 

 

As of May 13, 2022, the registrant had 23,694,583 shares of common stock, $0.0001 par value per share, outstanding.

 

 
 

 

TABLE OF CONTENTS

 

PART I - FINANCIAL INFORMATION PAGE
     
  Cautionary Statement Regarding Forward Looking Statements 3
     
Item 1 Financial Statements  
  Condensed Consolidated Balance Sheets (unaudited) 4
  Condensed Consolidated Statements of Operations and Comprehensive Income (Loss) (unaudited) 5
  Condensed Consolidated Statements of Changes in Stockholders' Equity (unaudited) 6
  Condensed Consolidated Statements of Cash Flows (unaudited) 7
  Notes to Condensed Consolidated Financial Statements (unaudited) 9
Item 2 Management's Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operation 29
Item 3 Quantitative and Qualitative Disclosures About Market Risk 39
Item 4 Controls and Procedures 39
     
PART II - OTHER INFORMATION 40
     
Item 1 Legal Proceedings 40
Item 1A Risk Factors 40
Item 2 Unregistered Sales of Equity Securities and Use of Proceeds 41
Item 3 Defaults Upon Senior Securities 42
Item 4 Mine Safety Disclosures 42
Item 5 Other Information 42
Item 6 Exhibits 42
     
SIGNATURES 43

 

 

 

 

 
 

 

CAUTIONARY STATEMENT REGARDING FORWARD-LOOKING STATEMENTS

 

This Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q contains forward-looking statements within the meaning of Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended (the “Securities Act”), and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended (the “Exchange Act”). All statements other than statements of historical fact could be deemed forward-looking statements. Statements that include words such as “may,” “might,” “anticipate,” “estimate,” “expect,” “project,” “intend,” “plan,” “believe,” “pro forma” or the negative of these words or other words or expressions of and similar meaning may identify forward-looking statements. For example, forward-looking statements include any statements of the plans, strategies and objectives of management for future operations, including the execution of integration plans and the anticipated timing of filings; any statements concerning proposed new products, services or developments; any statements regarding future economic conditions or performance; statements of belief and any statement of assumptions underlying any of the foregoing.

 

These forward-looking statements are found at various places throughout this Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q and the other documents referred to in this Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q and relate to a variety of matters, including, but not limited to, other statements that are not purely statements of historical fact. These forward-looking statements are made on the basis of the current beliefs, expectations and assumptions of management, are not guarantees of performance and are subject to significant risks and uncertainty. These forward-looking statements should not be relied upon as predictions of future events and Elys Game Technology, Corp. cannot assure you that the events or circumstances discussed or reflected in these statements will be achieved or will occur. Furthermore, if such forward-looking statements prove to be inaccurate, the inaccuracy may be material. In light of the significant uncertainties in these forward-looking statements, you should not regard these statements as a representation or warranty by Elys Game Technology, Corp. or any other person that we will achieve our objectives and plans in any specified timeframe, or at all. These forward-looking statements should, therefore, be considered in light of various important factors, including those set forth below, under Part II, “Item 1A. “Risk Factors” and elsewhere in this Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q and those identified under Part I, Item 1A in our Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2021 filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission on April 15, 2022.

 

You are cautioned not to place undue reliance on these forward-looking statements, which speak only as of the date of this Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q. We disclaim any obligation to publicly update or release any revisions to these forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise, after the date of this Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q or to reflect the occurrence of unanticipated events, except as required by law.

 

In this Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q, unless the context indicates otherwise, references to “Elys Game” “our Company,” “the Company,” “we,” “our,” and “us” refer to Elys Game Technology, Corp. a Delaware corporation, and its wholly owned subsidiaries.

 

 

 

COVID-19 UPDATE

 

As a result of the global outbreak of the COVID-19 virus, on March 8, 2020 the Italian government issued a decree which imposed certain restrictions on public gatherings and travel, and closures of physical venues that included betting shops, arcades and bingo halls across Italy. Accordingly, we had temporarily closed all betting shop locations throughout Italy as a result of the decree until May 4, 2020. Subsequently, on March 10, 2020 the Italian government imposed further restrictions on travel throughout Italy as well as transborder crossings and had either postponed or cancelled most professional sports events which had an effect on the Company’s overall sports betting handle and revenues and negatively impacted the Company’s operating results.

 

Currently there are no restrictive lockdowns in any of the markets that we operate in.

 

 

 

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PART I. FINANCIAL INFORMATION

 

Item 1.

 

ELYS GAME TECHNOLOGY CORP.

 

TABLE OF CONTENTS

 

March 31, 2022

 

Condensed Consolidated Balance Sheets as of March 31, 2022 and December 31, 2021 (unaudited)   5
Condensed Consolidated Statements of Operations and Comprehensive Loss for the three months ended March 31, 2022 and 2021 (unaudited)   6
Condensed Consolidated Statements of Changes in Stockholders’ Deficit for the three months ended March 31, 2022 and 2021 (unaudited)   7
Condensed Consolidated Statements of Cash Flows for the three months ended March 31, 2022 and 2021, (unaudited)   8
Notes to the Unaudited Condensed Consolidated Financial Statements   9

 

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ELYS GAME TECHNOLOGY, CORP.

Condensed Consolidated Balance Sheets

(Unaudited)

 

  

March 31

2022

 

December 31,

2021

Current Assets          
Cash and cash equivalents  $6,605,262   $7,319,765 
Accounts receivable   406,184    271,161 
Gaming accounts receivable   1,137,928    2,418,492 
Prepaid expenses   1,513,166    968,682 
Related party receivable   1,378    1,413 
Other current assets   352,487    403,972 
Total Current Assets   10,016,405    11,383,485 
           
Non – Current Assets          
Restricted cash   377,048    386,592 
Property and equipment   534,366    490,079 
Right of use assets   1,251,796    589,288 
Intangible assets   15,169,670    15,557,561 
Goodwill   16,164,228    16,164,337 
Marketable securities   85,000    7,499 
Total Non – Current Assets   33,582,108    33,195,356 
Total Assets  $43,598,513   $44,578,841 
           
Current Liabilities          
Bank overdraft  $     $7,520 
Accounts payable and accrued liabilities   6,486,958    6,820,279 
Gaming accounts payable   2,272,499    2,610,305 
Taxes payable   272,491    47,787 
Advances from stockholders   3,159    502 
Promissory notes payable – related parties   52,922    51,878 
Operating lease liability   297,554    244,467 
Financial lease liability   8,091    8,347 
Bank loan payable – current portion   3,064    36,094 
Total Current Liabilities   9,396,738    9,827,179 
           
Non-Current Liabilities          
Contingent Purchase Consideration   13,309,412    12,859,399 
Deferred tax liability   3,212,439    3,291,978 
Operating lease liability   958,072    340,164 
Financial lease liability   5,538    7,716 
Bank loan payable   150,544    151,321 
Other long-term liabilities   379,656    359,567 
Total Non – Current Liabilities   18,015,661    17,010,145 
Total Liabilities   27,412,399    26,837,324 
           
Stockholders’ Equity          
Preferred stock, $0.0001 par value; 5,000,000 shares authorized, none issued            
Common stock, $0.0001 par value, 80,000,000 shares authorized; 23,583,039 and 23,363,732 shares issued and outstanding as of March 31, 2022 and December 31, 2021   2,358    2,336 
Additional paid-in capital   67,383,858    66,233,292 
Accumulated other comprehensive (loss) income   (402,858)   (251,083)
Accumulated deficit   (50,797,244)   (48,243,028)
Total Stockholders’ Equity   16,186,114    17,741,517 
Total Liabilities and Stockholders’ Equity  $43,598,513   $44,578,841 

 

See notes to the unaudited condensed consolidated financial statements

 

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ELYS GAME TECHNOLOGY, CORP.

Condensed Consolidated Statements of Operations and Comprehensive Income (Loss)

(Unaudited)

 

                 
   For the three months ended March 31,
   2022  2021
       
Revenue  $12,235,986   $14,157,328 
           
Costs and Expenses          
Selling expenses   9,286,232    10,661,815 
General and administrative expenses   5,009,384    4,145,210 
Total Costs and Expenses   14,295,616    14,807,025 
           
Loss from Operations   (2,059,630)   (649,697)
           
Other Income (Expenses)          
Interest expense, net   (3,859)   (7,849)
Amortization of debt discount         (12,833)
Other income   39,749    281,344 
Changes in Fair Value of contingent purchase consideration   (450,013)      
Other expense   (1,070)   (26,930)
Gain on marketable securities   77,500    195,000 
Total Other (Expenses) Income   (337,693)   428,732 
           
Loss Before Income Taxes   (2,397,323)   (220,965)
Income tax provision   (156,893)   (388,614)
Net Loss  $(2,554,216)  $(609,579)
           
Other Comprehensive Loss          
Foreign currency translation adjustment   (151,775)   (344,088)
           
Comprehensive Loss  $(2,705,991)  $(953,667)
           
Loss per common share – basic and diluted  $(0.11)  $(0.03)
Weighted average number of common shares outstanding – basic and diluted   23,515,154    21,506,684 

 

 

See notes to the unaudited condensed consolidated financial statements

 

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ELYS GAME TECHNOLOGY, CORP.

Condensed Consolidated Statements of Changes in Stockholders' Equity

Three months ended March 31, 2022 and March 31, 2021

(Unaudited)  

                                                 
   Common Stock  Additional  Accumulated
Other
      
   Shares  Amount  Paid-In Capital  Comprehensive Income  Accumulated Deficit  Total
                   
Three months ended March 31, 2021                              
Balance at December 31, 2020   20,029,834   $2,003   $53,064,919   $267,948   $(33,178,517)  $20,156,353 
                               
Proceeds from warrants exercised   1,488,809    149    3,909,832                3,909,981 
Common stock issued to settle liabilities   467,990    47    2,676,854                2,676,901 
Restricted stock awards   24,476    2    139,998                140,000 
Stock based compensation expense   —            288,968                288,968 
Foreign currency translation adjustment   —                  (344,088)         (344,088)
Net (loss)   —                        (609,579)   (609,579)
Balance at March 31, 2021   22,011,109   $2,201   $60,080,571   $(76,140)  $(33,788,096)  $26,218,536 
                               
Three months ended March 31, 2022                              
Balance at December 31, 2021   23,363,732   $2,336   $66,233,292   $(251,083)  $(48,243,028)  $17,741,517 
                               
Proceeds from open market sales   56,472    6    131,559                131,565 
Brokers Fees on open market sales   —            (3,949)               (3,949)
Restricted stock awards   162,835    16    424,984                425,000 
Stock based compensation expense   —            597,972                597,972 
Foreign currency translation adjustment   —                  (151,775)         (151,775)
Net (loss)   —                        (2,554,216)   (2,554,216)
                               
Balance at March 31, 2022   23,583,039   $2,358   $67,383,858   $(402,858)  $(50,797,244)  $16,186,114 

 

  

 

See notes to the unaudited condensed consolidated financial statements

 

 

 

 
 

 

ELYS GAME TECHNOLOGY, CORP.

Condensed Consolidated Statements of Cash Flows

(Unaudited)  

 

                 
  

For the three months

ended March 31,

   2022  2021
       
Net Loss  $(2,554,216)  $(609,579)
Adjustments to reconcile net loss to net cash (used in) provided by operating activities          
Depreciation and amortization   438,959    226,703 
Amortization of debt discount         12,833 
Restricted stock awards   425,000    140,000 
Stock based compensation expense   597,972    288,968 
Non-cash interest   992    4,696 
Change in fair value of contingent purchase consideration   450,013       
Unrealized gain on trading securities   (77,500)   (195,000)
Movement in deferred taxation   (79,539)   (23,360)
           
Changes in Operating Assets and Liabilities          
Prepaid expenses   (545,972)   9,975 
Accounts payable and accrued liabilities   (215,744)   (209,483)
Accounts receivable   (64,381)   (97,362)
Gaming accounts receivable   1,163,531    160,652 
Gaming accounts liabilities   (276,557)   598,643 
Taxes payable   225,645    409,121 
Due from related parties   2,700    (1,975)
Other current assets   43,759    16,907 
Long term liability   29,305    4,137 
Net Cash (Used in) Provided by Operating Activities   (436,033)   735,876 
           
Cash Flows from Investing Activities          
Acquisition of property and equipment and intangible assets   (105,129)   (80,404)
Net Cash Used in Investing Activities   (105,129)   (80,404)
           
Cash Flows from Financing Activities          
Proceeds from warrants exercised         3,909,981 
Proceeds from bank overdraft         1,053 
Repayment of bank overdraft   (7,420)      
Repayment of bank credit line         (500,000)
Repayment of bank loan   (33,316)   (57,176)
Redemption of convertible debentures         (27,562)
Proceeds from subscriptions – Net of brokers fees   127,616       
Repayment of deferred purchase consideration         (410,383)
Capital finance lease repaid   (2,062)   (3,414)
Net Cash provided by Financing Activities   84,818    2,912,500 
           
Effect of change in exchange rate   (267,703)   (689,343)
           
Net (decrease) increase in cash   (724,047)   2,878,629 
Cash, cash equivalents and restricted cash – beginning of the period   7,706,357    20,044,769 
Cash, cash equivalents and restricted cash – end of the period  $6,982,310   $22,923,398 
           
Reconciliation of cash, cash equivalents and restricted cash within the Balance Sheets to the Statement of Cash Flows          
Cash and cash equivalents  $6,605,262   $21,524,648 
Restricted cash included in non-current assets   377,048    1,398,750 
   $6,982,310   $22,923,398 

 

 
 

 

 

 

Supplemental disclosure of cash flow information        
Cash paid during the period for:        
Interest   $ 3,048     $ 15,133  
Income tax   $ 11,727     $ 52,385  

 

 

Supplemental cash flow disclosure for non-cash activities        
Cash Flows from Operating Activities        
Common stock issued to settle liabilities   $        $ 2,676,901  

 

 

 

 

See notes to the unaudited condensed consolidated financial statements

 

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ELYS GAME TECHNOLOGY, CORP.

Notes to Unaudited Condensed Consolidated Financial Statements

 

1. Nature of Business

 

Established in the state of Delaware in 1998, Elys Game Technology, Corp (“Elys” or the “Company”), the Company provides gaming services in the U.S. market via Elys Gameboard Technologies, LLC and Bookmakers Company US, LLC (“USB”) in certain licensed states where the Company offers bookmaking and platform services to the Company’s customers. The Company’s intention is to focus its attention on expanding the US market. The Company recently began operation in Washington D.C. through a Class B Managed Service Provider and Class B Operator license to operate a sportsbook within the Grand Central Restaurant and Sportsbook located in the Adams Morgan area of Washington, D.C., and in October 2021 the Company entered into an agreement with Ocean Casino Resort in Atlantic City, New Jersey, to provide platform and bookmaking services. Ocean Casino Resort began using the Company’s platform and bookmaking services in March 2022.

 

The Company also provides business-to-consumer (“B2C”) gaming services in Italy through its subsidiary, Multigioco, which operations are carried out via both land-based or online retail gaming licenses regulated by the ADM that permits the Company to distribute leisure betting products such as sports betting, and virtual sports betting products through both physical, land-based retail locations as well as online through our licensed website www.newgioco.it or commercial webskins linked to the Company’s licensed website and through mobile devices. Management implemented a consolidation strategy in the Italian market by integrating all B2C operations into Multigioco and allowed the Austrian Bookmakers license, that was regulated by the Austrian Federal Finance Ministry (“BMF”), to terminate.

  

Additionally, the Company provides business-to-business (“B2B”) gaming technology through its Odissea subsidiary which owns and operates a betting software designed with a unique “distributed model” architecture colloquially named Elys Game Board (the “Platform”). The Platform is a fully integrated “omni-channel” framework that combines centralized technology for updating, servicing and operations with multi-channel functionality to accept all forms of customer payment through the two distribution channels described above. The omni-channel software design is fully integrated with a built in player gaming account management system, built-in sports book and a virtual sports platform through its Virtual Generation subsidiary. The Platform also provides seamless application programming interface integration of third-party supplied products such as online casino, poker, lottery and horse racing and has the capability to incorporate e-sports and daily fantasy sports providers. Management implemented a growth strategy to expand B2B gaming technology operations in the U.S. and is considering further expansion in Canada and Latin American countries in the near future.

 

The entities included in these unaudited condensed consolidated financial statements are as follows:

 

Name   Acquisition or Formation Date   Domicile   Functional Currency
             
Elys Game Technology, Corp. (“Elys”)   Parent Company   USA   U.S. Dollar
Multigioco Srl (“Multigioco”)   August 15, 2014   Italy   Euro
Ulisse GmbH (“Ulisse”)   July 1, 2016   Austria   Euro
Odissea Betriebsinformatik Beratung GmbH (“Odissea”)   July 1, 2016   Austria   Euro
Virtual Generation Limited (“VG”)   January 31, 2019   Malta   Euro
Newgioco Group Inc. (“NG Canada”)   January 17, 2017   Canada   Canadian Dollar
Elys Technology Group Limited   April 4, 2019   Malta   Euro
Newgioco Colombia SAS   November 22, 2019   Colombia   Colombian Peso
Elys Gameboard Technologies, LLC   May 28, 2020   USA   U.S. Dollar
Bookmakers Company US LLC   July 15, 2021   USA   U.S. Dollar

 

The Company operates in two lines of business: (i) the operating of web based betting as well as land based leisure betting establishments situated throughout Italy and; (ii) provider of certified betting Platform software services to global leisure betting establishments and operators.

 

The Company’s operations are carried out through the following four geographically organized groups:

 

a) an operational group based in Europe that maintains administrative offices headquartered in Rome, Italy with satellite offices for operations administration in Naples and Teramo, Italy and San Gwann, Malta;
b) an operational group based in the U.S. with offices in Las Vegas, Nevada;
c) a technology group which is based in Innsbruck, Austria and manages software development, training, and administration; and
d) a corporate group which is based in North America and maintains an executive suite in Las Vegas, Nevada and a Canadian office in Toronto, through which the Company carries-out corporate activities, handle day-to-day reporting and U.S. development planning, and through which various employees, independent contractors and vendors are engaged.

 

 

 

 
 

 

ELYS GAME TECHNOLOGY, CORP.

Notes to Unaudited Condensed Consolidated Financial Statements

 

2. Accounting Policies and Estimates

 

Basis of Presentation

 

The accompanying unaudited consolidated financial statements have been prepared in accordance with accounting principles generally accepted in the United States (“GAAP”) for interim financial information and the rules and regulations of the Securities and Exchange Commission. Accordingly, they do not include all of the information and footnotes required by U.S. GAAP for complete financial statements. In the opinion of management, all adjustments (consisting of normal recurring accruals) considered necessary for a fair presentation have been included. Operating results for the three months ended March 31, 2022 are not necessarily indicative of the results that may be expected for the fiscal year ending December 31, 2022. The balance sheet at December 31, 2021 has been derived from the Company’s audited consolidated financial statements at that date but does not include all of the information and footnotes required by U.S. GAAP for complete financial statements. For further information, please refer to the consolidated financial statements and footnotes thereto included in the Company’s Annual Report on Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended December 31, 2021, as filed with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”) on April 15, 2022.

 

All amounts referred to in the Notes to the unaudited condensed consolidated financial statements are in United States Dollars ($) unless stated otherwise.

 

The Company previously had a secondary listing on the NEO exchange in Canada, which was terminated on December 31, 2021. For the purposes of its previous listing in Canada, the Company is an “SEC Issuer” as defined under National Instrument 52-107 “Accounting Principles and Audit Standards” and is relying on the exemptions of Section 3.7 of NI 52-107 and of Section 1.4(8) of the Companion Policy to National Instrument 51-102 “Continuous Disclosure Obligations” (“NI 51-102CP”) which permits the Company to prepare its financial statements in accordance with U.S. GAAP.

 

Principles of consolidation

 

The unaudited condensed consolidated financial statements include the financial statements of the Company and its subsidiaries, all of which are wholly owned. All significant inter-company accounts and transactions have been eliminated in the unaudited condensed consolidated financial statements.

 

Foreign operations

 

The Company translated the assets and liabilities of its foreign subsidiaries into U.S. Dollars at the exchange rate in effect at quarter end and the results of operations and cash flows at the average rate throughout the quarter. The translation adjustments are recorded directly as a separate component of stockholders’ equity, while transaction gains (losses) are included in net income (loss).

 

All revenues were generated in Euro, Colombian Peso and US Dollars during the periods presented.

 

Gains and losses from foreign currency transactions are recognized in current operations.

 

Business Combinations

 

The Company allocates the fair value of purchase consideration to the tangible and intangible assets acquired and liabilities assumed based on their estimated fair values. The excess of the fair value of purchase consideration over the fair values of these identifiable assets and liabilities is recorded as goodwill.

 

Such valuations require management to make significant estimates and assumptions, especially with respect to intangible assets. Significant estimates in valuing certain intangible assets include, but are not limited to, future expected cash flows from acquired users, acquired technology, and trade names from a market participant perspective, useful lives and discount rates. Management's estimates of fair value are based upon assumptions believed to be reasonable, but which are inherently uncertain and unpredictable and, as a result, actual results may differ from estimates.

 

 

 

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Notes to Unaudited Condensed Consolidated Financial Statements

 

2. Accounting Policies and Estimates (continued)

 

Use of Estimates

 

The preparation of unaudited condensed consolidated financial statements in conformity with GAAP requires management to make estimates and assumptions that affect the reported amounts of assets and liabilities and disclosure of contingent assets and liabilities at the dates of the financial statements and the reported amounts of revenue and expenses during the reporting periods. Actual results could differ from those estimates. These estimates and assumptions include valuing equity securities issued in share-based payment arrangements, determining the fair value of assets acquired and liabilities assumed, allocation of purchase price, impairment of long-lived assets, the collectability of receivables, leasing arrangements, contingent purchase consideration, contingencies and the value of deferred taxes and related valuation allowances. Certain estimates, including evaluating the collectability of receivables and advances, could be affected by external conditions, including those unique to the Company’s industry and general economic conditions. It is possible that these external factors could have an effect on the Company’s estimates that could cause actual results to differ from the Company’s estimates. The Company re-evaluates all of its accounting estimates at least quarterly based on these conditions and record adjustments when necessary.

 

Loss Contingencies

 

The Company may be subject to claims, suits, government investigations, and other proceedings involving competition and antitrust, intellectual property, gaming license, privacy, indirect taxes, labor and employment, commercial disputes, content generated by our users, goods and services offered by advertisers or publishers using the Company’s website platforms, and other matters. Certain of these matters include speculative claims for substantial or indeterminate amounts of damages. The Company records a liability when it believes that it is both probable that a loss has been incurred, and the amount can be reasonably estimated. If the Company determines that a loss is possible, and a range of the loss can be reasonably estimated, it discloses the range of the possible loss in the Notes to the unaudited condensed Consolidated Financial Statements.

 

The Company evaluates, on a regular basis, developments in its legal matters that could affect the amount of liability that has been previously accrued, and the matters and related ranges of possible losses disclosed and makes adjustments and changes to our disclosures as appropriate. Significant judgment is required to determine both likelihood of there being and the estimated amount of a loss related to such matters. Until the final resolution of such matters, there may be an exposure to loss in excess of the amount recorded, and such amounts could be material. Should any of the Company’s estimates and assumptions change or prove to have been incorrect, it could have a material impact on its business, consolidated financial position, results of operations, or cash flows.

 

To date, none of these types of litigation matters, most of which are typically covered by insurance, has had a material impact on the Company’s operations or financial condition. The Company has insured and continues to insure against most of these types of claims.

 

Fair Value Measurements

 

ASC Topic 820, Fair Value Measurement and Disclosures, defines fair value as the exchange price that would be received for an asset or paid to transfer a liability (an exit price) in the principal or most advantageous market for the asset or liability in an orderly transaction between market participants on the measurement date. This topic also establishes a fair value hierarchy which requires classification based on observable and unobservable inputs when measuring fair value. There are three levels of inputs that may be used to measure fair value:

 

Level 1: Observable inputs such as quoted prices (unadjusted) in active markets for identical assets or liabilities.

 

Level 2: Inputs other than quoted prices that are observable, either directly or indirectly. These include quoted prices for similar assets or liabilities in active markets and quoted prices for identical or similar assets or liabilities in markets that are not active.

 

Level 3: Unobservable inputs in which little or no market data exists, therefore using estimates and assumptions developed by us, which reflect those that a market participant would use.

 

The contingent purchase consideration due on the acquisition of subsidiaries is measured at fair value at each reporting date. The estimate of the fair value of contingent consideration requires subjective assumptions to be made regarding future operating results, discount rates, and probabilities assigned to various potential operating result scenarios. Future revisions to these assumptions could materially change the estimate of the fair value of contingent consideration and therefore, materially affect the Company’s future financial results.

 

The carrying value of the Company's accounts receivables, gaming accounts receivable, lines of credit - bank, accounts payable, gaming accounts payable and bank loans payable approximate fair value because of the short-term maturity of these financial instruments. 

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Notes to Unaudited Condensed Consolidated Financial Statements

 

2. Accounting Policies and Estimates (continued)

 

Derivative Financial Instruments

 

ASC 815 generally provides three criteria that, if met, require companies to bifurcate conversion options from their host instruments and account for them as free standing derivative financial instruments. These three criteria include circumstances in which (a) the economic characteristics and risks of the embedded derivative instrument are not clearly and closely related to the economic characteristics and risks of the host contract, (b) the hybrid instrument that embodies both the embedded derivative instrument and the host contract is not re- measured at fair value under otherwise applicable generally accepted accounting principles with changes in fair value reported in earnings as they occur and (c) a separate instrument with the same terms as the embedded derivative instrument would be considered a derivative instrument subject to the requirements of ASC 815. ASC 815 also provides an exception to this rule when the host instrument is deemed to be conventional, as described.

 

Cash and Cash Equivalents

 

The Company considers all highly liquid debt instruments with maturities of three months or less at the time acquired to be cash equivalents. The Company had no cash equivalents as of March 31, 2022 and December 31, 2021, respectively.

  

The Company primarily places cash balances in the USA with high-credit quality financial institutions located in the United States which are insured by the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation up to a limit of $250,000 per institution, in Canada which are insured by the Canadian Deposit Insurance Corporation up to a limit of CDN $100,000 per institution, in Italy which is insured by the Italian deposit guarantee fund Fondo Interbancario di Tutela dei Depositi (FITD) up to a limit of 100,000 per institution, and in Germany which is a member of the Deposit Protection Fund of the Association of German Banks (Einlagensicherungsfonds des Bundesverbandes deutscher Banken) up to a limit of €100,000 per institution.

 

Gaming Accounts Receivable

 

Gaming accounts receivable represent gaming deposits made by customers to their online gaming accounts either directly by credit card, bank wire, e-wallet or other accepted method through one of our websites or indirectly by cash collected at the cashier of a betting shop but not yet credited to the Company’s bank accounts and subject to normal trade collection terms without discounts. The Company periodically evaluates the collectability of its gaming accounts receivable and considers the need to record or adjust an allowance for doubtful accounts based upon historical collection experience and specific customer information. Actual amounts could vary from the recorded estimates. The Company does not require collateral to support customer receivables. The Company recorded no bad debt expense for the three months ended March 31, 2022.

 

Gaming Accounts Payable

 

Gaming accounts payable represent customer balances, including winnings and deposits, that are held as credits in online gaming accounts and have not as of yet been used or withdrawn by the customers. Customers can request payment of winnings from the Company at any time and the payment to customers can be made through bank wire, credit card, or cash disbursement from one of our locations. Online gaming account credit balances are non-interest bearing.

 

Long-Lived Assets

 

The Company evaluates the carrying value of its long-lived assets for impairment by comparing the expected undiscounted future cash flows of the assets to the net book value of the assets when events or circumstances indicate that the carrying amount of a long-lived asset may not be recoverable. If the expected undiscounted future cash flows are less than the net book value of the assets, the excess of the net book value over the estimated fair value will be charged to earnings.

 

Fair value is based upon discounted cash flows of the assets at a rate deemed reasonable for the type of asset and prevailing market conditions, appraisals, and, if appropriate, current estimated net sales proceeds from pending offers.

 

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Notes to Unaudited Condensed Consolidated Financial Statements

 

2. Accounting Policies and Estimates (continued)

 

Property and Equipment

 

Property and equipment is stated at acquisition cost less accumulated depreciation and adjustments for impairment losses. Expenditures are capitalized only when they increase the future economic benefits embodied in an item of property and equipment. All other expenditures are recognized as expenses in the statement of operations as incurred.

 

Depreciation is charged on a straight-line basis over the estimated remaining useful lives of the individual assets. Amortization commences from the time an asset is put into operation. The range of the estimated useful lives is as follows:

 

 

Description   Useful Life (in years)
     
Leasehold improvements   Life of the underlying lease
Computer and office equipment   3 to 5
Furniture and fittings   7 to 10
Computer Software   3 to 5
Vehicles   4 to 5

    

Intangible Assets

 

Intangible assets are stated at acquisition cost less accumulated amortization, if applicable, less any adjustments for impairment losses.

 

Amortization is charged on a straight-line basis over the estimated remaining useful lives of the individual intangibles. Where intangibles are deemed to be impaired the Company recognizes an impairment loss measured as the difference between the estimated fair value of the intangible and its book value.

 

The range of the estimated useful lives is as follows:

Intangible Useful lives        
Description  

Useful Life

(in years)

     
Betting Platform Software   15
Ulisse Bookmaker License   Indefinite
Multigioco and Rifa ADM Licenses   1.5 - 7
Location contracts   5 - 7
Customer relationships   10 - 18
Trademarks/Tradenames   10 - 14
Websites   5
Non-compete agreements   4

   

Goodwill

 

The Company allocates the fair value of purchase consideration to the tangible and intangible assets acquired and liabilities assumed based on their estimated fair values. The excess of the fair value of purchase consideration over the fair values of these identifiable assets and liabilities is recorded as goodwill.

 

Such valuations require management to make significant estimates and assumptions, especially with respect to intangible assets. Significant estimates in valuing certain intangible assets include, but are not limited to, future expected cash flows from acquired users, acquired technology, and trade names from a market participant perspective, useful lives and discount rates. Management's estimates of fair value are based upon assumptions believed to be reasonable, but which are inherently uncertain and unpredictable and, as a result, actual results may differ from estimates.

 

The Company annually assesses whether the carrying value of its reporting units exceed their fair values and, if necessary, records an impairment loss equal to any such excess. Each interim reporting period, the Company assesses whether events or circumstances have occurred which indicate that the carrying amount of the reporting units exceeds their fair value. If the carrying amount of the reporting units exceeds their fair value, an asset impairment charge will be recognized in an amount equal to that excess.

 

Goodwill was recently assessed on December 31, 2021 and as of March 31, 2022 there were no qualitative indications that impairment of intangible assets or goodwill may be appropriate.

  

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Notes to Unaudited Condensed Consolidated Financial Statements

 

2. Accounting Policies and Estimates (continued)

 

Leases

 

The Company accounts for leases in terms of ASC 842. In terms of ASC 842, the Company assesses whether any asset based leases entered into for periods longer than twelve months meet the definition of financial leases or operation leases, by evaluating the terms of the lease, including the following; the duration of the lease; the implied interest rate in the lease; the cash flows of the lease; and whether the Company intends to retain ownership of the asset at the end of the lease term. Leases which imply that the Company will retain ownership at the end of the lease term are classified as financial leases, are included in property and equipment with a corresponding financial liability raised at the date of lease inception. Interest incurred on financial leases are expensed using the effective interest rate method. Leases which imply that the Company will not acquire the asset at the end of the lease term are classified as operating leases, the Company’s right to use the asset is reflected as a non-current right of use asset with a corresponding operational lease liability raised at the date of lease inception. The right of use asset and the operational lease liability are amortized over the right of use period using the effective interest rate implied in the operating lease agreement.

 

Income Taxes

 

The Company uses the asset and liability method of accounting for income taxes in accordance with ASC Topic 740, “Income Taxes.” Under this method, income tax expense is recognized for the amount of: (i) taxes payable or refundable for the current year and (ii) deferred tax consequences of temporary differences resulting from matters that have been recognized in an entity's financial statements or tax returns. Deferred tax assets and liabilities are measured using enacted tax rates expected to apply to taxable income in the years in which those temporary differences are expected to be recovered or settled. The effect on deferred tax assets and liabilities of a change in tax rates is recognized in the results of operations in the period that includes the enactment date. A valuation allowance is provided to reduce the deferred tax assets reported if based on the weight of the available positive and negative evidence, it is more likely than not some portion or all of the deferred tax assets will not be realized.

 

ASC Topic 740-10-30 clarifies the accounting for uncertainty in income taxes recognized in an enterprise's financial statements and prescribes a recognition threshold and measurement attribute for the financial statement recognition and measurement of a tax position taken or expected to be taken in a tax return. ASC Topic 740-10-40 provides guidance on derecognition, classification, interest and penalties, accounting in interim periods, disclosure, and transition. The Company has no material uncertain tax positions for any of the reporting periods presented.

 

In Italy, tax years beginning 2015 forward, are open and subject to examination, while in Austria companies are open and subject to inspection for five years and ten years for inspection of serious infractions. In the United States and Canada, tax years beginning 2015 forward, are subject to examination. The Company is not currently under examination and it has not been notified of a pending examination. 

 

Contingent Purchase Consideration

 

The Company estimates and records the acquisition date estimated fair value of contingent consideration as part of the purchase price consideration for acquisitions. At each reporting period, the Company estimates changes in the fair value of contingent consideration, and any change in fair value is recognized in the Consolidated Statements of Operations and Comprehensive Income (Loss). An increase in the earn-out expected to be paid will result in a charge to operations in the year that the anticipated fair value of contingent consideration increases, while a decrease in the earn-out expected to be paid will result in a credit to operations in the year that the anticipated fair value of contingent consideration decreases. The estimate of the fair value of contingent consideration requires subjective assumptions to be made regarding future operating results, discount rates, and probabilities assigned to various potential operating result scenarios. Future revisions to these assumptions could materially change the estimate of the fair value of contingent consideration and therefore, materially affect the Company’s future financial results. Additional information regarding contingent consideration is provided in Note 3.

  

Revenue Recognition

 

The Company recognizes revenue when control of its products and services is transferred to its customers in an amount that reflects the consideration the Company expects to receive from its customers in exchange for those products and services. Revenues from sports-betting, casino, cash and skill games, slots, bingo and horse race wagers represent the gross pay-ins (also referred to as turnover) from customers less gaming taxes and payouts to customers. Revenues are recorded when the game is closed which is representative of the point in time at which the Company has satisfied its performance obligation. In addition, the Company receives commissions from the sale of scratch tickets and other lottery games. Commissions are recorded when the ticket for scratch off tickets and lottery tickets are sold.

 

Revenues from the Betting Platform include software licensing fees, training, installation, and product support services. The Company does not sell its proprietary software. Revenue is recognized when transfer of control to the customer has been made and the Company’s performance obligation has been fulfilled.

 

  · License fees are calculated as a percentage of each licensee’s level of activity and are contingent upon the licensee’s usage. The license fees are recognized on an accrual basis as earned.

 

  · Training fees and installation fees are recognized when each task has been completed.

 

  · Product support services are recognized based on the nature of the agreement with our customers, ad-hoc support service revenue will be recognized when the task is completed and revenue from product support service contracts will be recognized on a periodic basis where we charge a recurring fee to provide ongoing support services.

  

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Notes to Unaudited Condensed Consolidated Financial Statements

 

2. Accounting Policies and Estimates (continued)

 

Stock-Based Compensation

 

The Company records its compensation expense associated with stock options and other forms of equity compensation based on their fair value at the date of grant using the Black-Scholes option pricing model. Stock-based compensation includes amortization related to stock option awards based on the estimated grant date fair value. Stock-based compensation expense related to stock options is recognized ratably over the vesting period of the option. In addition, the Company records expense related to Restricted Stock Units (“RSU’s”) granted based on the fair value of those awards on the grant date. The fair value related to the RSUs is amortized to expense over the vesting term of those awards. Forfeitures of stock options and RSUs are recognized as they occur.

 

Stock-based compensation expense for a stock-based award with a performance condition is recognized when the achievement of such performance condition is determined to be probable. If the outcome of such performance condition is not determined to be probable or is not met, no compensation expense is recognized and any previously recognized compensation expense is reversed. 

 

Comprehensive Income (Loss)

 

Comprehensive income (loss) is defined as the change in equity of a business enterprise during a period from transactions and other events and circumstances from non-owner sources, including foreign currency translation adjustments.

 

Earnings Per Share

 

Financial Accounting Standards Board (“FASB”) Accounting Standards Codification (“ASC”) 260, “Earnings Per Share” provides for calculation of “basic” and “diluted” earnings per share. Basic earnings per share includes no dilution and is computed by dividing net income (loss) available to common shareholders by the weighted average common shares outstanding for the period. Diluted earnings per share reflect the potential dilution of securities that could share in the earnings of an entity and include options and warrants granted and convertible debt, adding back any expenditure directly associated with the convertible instruments, if any. When the Company incurs a net loss, the effect of the Company’s outstanding stock options and warrants and convertible debt are not included in the calculation of diluted earnings (loss) per share as the effect would be anti-dilutive.

 

Related Parties

 

Parties are considered to be related to the Company if the parties directly or indirectly, through one or more intermediaries, control, are controlled by, or are under common control with the Company. Related parties also include principal owners of the Company, its management, members of the immediate families of principal owners of the Company and its management and other parties with which the Company may deal if one party controls or can significantly influence the management or operating policies of the other to an extent that one of the transacting parties might be prevented from fully pursuing its own separate interests. The Company discloses all related party transactions. All transactions are recorded at fair value of the goods or services exchanged.

 

Recent Accounting Pronouncements

 

The FASB issued several updates during the period, none of these standards are either applicable to the Company or require adoption at a future date and none are expected to have a material impact on the consolidated financial statements upon adoption.

 

Reporting by segment

 

The Company has two operating segments from which it derives revenue. These segments are:

 

(i) the operating of web based as well as land-based leisure betting establishments situated throughout Italy, and 
(ii) provider of certified betting Platform software services to global leisure betting establishments in Italy and 9 other countries.

 

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Notes to Unaudited Condensed Consolidated Financial Statements

  

3. Acquisition of Subsidiaries

 

On July 5, 2021, the Company entered into a Membership Purchase Agreement (the “Purchase Agreement”) to acquire 100% of Bookmakers Company US LLC, a Nevada limited liability company doing business as U.S. Bookmaking (“USB”), from its members (the “Sellers”). On July 15, 2021 the Company consummated the acquisition of USB and in terms of the Purchase Agreement the Company acquired 100% of USB, from its members (the “Sellers”) and USB became a wholly owned subsidiary of the Company.

 

USB is a provider of sports wagering services such as design and consulting, turn-key sports wagering solutions, and risk management.

 

Pursuant to the terms of the Purchase Agreement, the consideration paid for all of the equity of USB was $6 million in cash plus the issuance of 1,265,823 shares of the Company’s common stock with a market value of $4,544,304 on the date of acquisition.

 

The Sellers will have an opportunity to receive up to an additional $38,000,000 (undiscounted) plus a potential undiscounted premium of 10% (or $3,800,000) based upon achievement of stated adjusted cumulative EBITDA milestones during the next four years, payable 50% in cash and 50% in the Company’s stock at a price equal to volume weighted average price of the company’s common stock for the 90 consecutive trading days preceding January 1 of each subsequent fiscal year for the duration of the earnout period ending December 31, 2025, subject to obtaining shareholder approval, if the aggregate number of shares to be issued pursuant to the Purchase Agreement exceeds 4,401,020 and with a cap of 5,065,000 on the aggregate number of shares to be issued. Any excess not approved by shareholders or exceeding the cap will be paid in cash. The fair value of the contingent purchase consideration of $24,716,957 was estimated by applying the income approach, which uses significant assumptions (Level 3 assumptions) which are not readily available in the market.

 

The goodwill of $27,024,383 arising on consolidation consists largely of the reputation and knowledge of USB in the sports betting market in the US markets which should facilitate the Company’s penetration into the U.S. market. All of the goodwill was assigned to the Betting platform software and services segment.

 

None of the goodwill is expected to be deducted for income tax purposes.

 

In terms of the agreement, the purchase price was allocated to the fair market value of tangible and intangible assets acquired and liabilities assumed as follows: 

   Amount
Consideration   
Cash  $6,000,000 

1,265,823 shares of common stock at fair market value

  4,544,304 
Contingent purchase consideration  24,716,957 
Total purchase consideration  $35,261,261 
Recognized amounts of identifiable assets acquired and liabilities assumed     
Cash  26,161 
Other current assets   151,284 
Property and equipment   788 
Other non-current assets   4,000 
Tradenames/Trademarks   1,419,000 
Customer relationships   7,275,000 
Non-compete agreements   2,096,000 
   10,972,233 
Less: liabilities assumed     
Current liabilities assumed  (264,135)
Non-current liabilities assumed   (205,320)
Imputed Deferred taxation on identifiable intangible acquired   (2,265,900)
   (2,735,355)
Net identifiable assets acquired and liabilities assumed   8,236,878 
Goodwill    27,024,383 
  $35,261,261 

 

 

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Notes to Unaudited Condensed Consolidated Financial Statements

 

3. Acquisition of Subsidiaries (continued)

 

The amount of revenue and earnings include in the Company’s consolidated statement of operations and comprehensive income (loss) for the three months ended March 31, 2022 and the revenue and earnings of the combined entity had the acquisition date been January 1, 2021.

 

    Revenue   Earnings
                 
Actual for the three months ended March 31, 2022   $ 294,366     $ (321,918
                 
2021 Supplemental pro forma from January 1, 2021 to March 31, 2021   $ 14,248,390     $ (1,109,139

 

4. Restricted Cash

 

Restricted cash consists of cash held in a segregated bank account at Intesa Sanpaolo Bank S.p.A. (“Intesa Sanpaolo Bank”) as collateral against the Company’s operating line of credit with Intesa Sanpaolo Bank.

 

5. Property and Equipment

 

                                 
   March 31, 2022  December 31, 2021
   Cost  Accumulated depreciation 

Net book

value

 

Net book

value

             
Leasehold improvements  $60,799   $(36,239)  $24,560   $27,260 
Computer and office equipment   1,031,386    (781,294)   250,092    223,214 
Fixtures and fittings   416,540    (253,671)   162,869    135,433 
Vehicles   97,175    (56,700)   40,475    44,837 
Computer software   186,805    (130,435)   56,370    59,335 
   $1,792,705   $(1,258,339)  $534,366   $490,079 

 

The aggregate depreciation charged to operations was $51,251 and $50,777 for the three months ended March 31, 2022 and 2021, respectively. The depreciation policies followed by the Company are described in Note 2.

 

6. Leases

 

Right of use assets included in the condensed consolidated balance sheet are as follows:

 

  

March 31,

2022

 

December 31,

2021

Non-current assets          
Right of use assets - operating leases, net of amortization  $1,251,796   $598,288 
Right of use assets - finance leases, net of depreciation – included in property and equipment  $13,149   $15,520 

 

 

Lease costs consists of the following:  

                             
   Three Months Ended March 31,
   2022  2021
Finance lease cost:          
Amortization of financial lease assets  $2,011   $3,400 
Interest expense on lease liabilities   141    241 
           
Operating lease cost   89,015    65,946 
           
Total lease cost  $91,167   $69,587 

 

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Notes to Unaudited Condensed Consolidated Financial Statements

 

6. Leases (continued)

 

Other lease information: 

 

                 
   Three Months ended 31 March,
   2022  2021
Cash paid for amounts included in the measurement of lease liabilities      
Operating cash flows from finance leases  $(141)  $(241)
Operating cash flows from operating leases   (89,015)   (65,946)
Financing cash flows from finance leases   (2,062)   (3,414)
           
Weighted average remaining lease term – finance leases   1.70 years    2.62 years 
Weighted average remaining lease term – operating leases   4.24 years    2.60 years 
           
Weighted average discount rate – finance leases   3.73%   3.70%
Weighted average discount rate – operating leases   2.61%   3.58%

 

Maturity of Leases

 

Finance lease liability

 

The amount of future minimum lease payments under finance leases are as follows:

 

Finance lease liability  Amount
    
Remainder of 2022  $6,407 
2023   6,879 
2024   798 
Total undiscounted minimum future lease payments   14,084 
Imputed interest   (455)
Total finance lease liability  $13,629 
      
Disclosed as:     
Current portion  $8,091 
Non-Current portion   5,538 
   $13,629 

 

Operating lease liability

 

The amount of future minimum lease payments under operating leases are as follows:

 

Operating lease liability  Amount
    
Remainder of 2022  $274,766 
2023   299,845 
2024   227,145 
2025   207,177 
2026 and thereafter   341,105 
Total undiscounted minimum future lease payments   1,350,038 
Imputed interest   (94,412)
Total operating lease liability  $1,255,626 
      
Disclosed as:     
Current portion  $297,554 
Non-Current portion   958,072 
   $1,255,626 

 

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Notes to Unaudited Condensed Consolidated Financial Statements

 

7. Intangible Assets

 

Intangible assets consist of the following: 

 

                                 
  

March 31,

2022

  December 31, 2021
   Cost  Accumulated amortization  Net book value  Net book value
Betting platform software  $6,149,537   $(1,506,134)  $4,643,403   $4,745,895 
Licenses   964,081    (961,168)   2,913    3,413 
Location contracts   1,000,000    (1,000,000)            
Customer relationships   8,145,927    (723,551)   7,422,376    7,538,533 
Trademarks   1,537,599    (161,454)   1,376,145    1,413,887 
Non-compete agreements   2,096,000    (371,167)   1,724,833    1,855,833 
Websites   40,000    (40,000)            
   $19,933,144   $(4,763,474)  $15,169,670   $15,557,561 

 

The Company evaluates intangible assets for impairment on an annual basis during the last month of each year and at an interim date if indications of impairment exist. Intangible asset impairment is determined by comparing the fair value of the asset to its carrying amount with an impairment being recognized only when the fair value is less than carrying value and the impairment is deemed to be permanent in nature.

 

The Company recorded $387,618 and $175,829 in amortization expense for finite-lived assets for the three months ended March 31, 2022 and 2021, respectively.

 

Licenses obtained by the Company in the acquisitions of Multigioco and Rifa include a Gioco a Distanza (“GAD”) online license as well as a Bersani and Monti land-based licenses issued by the Italian gaming regulator to Multigioco and Rifa, respectively.

 

The Company previously had an Austrian Bookmaker License through the acquisition of Ulisse, which was valued at $9,727,912 which was fully impaired and terminated on December 31, 2021.

 

The estimated amortization expense over the next five year period is as follows:

 

Amortization Expense  Amount
    
Remainder of 2022  $1,162,854 
2023   1,550,437 
2024   1,548,788 
2025   1,308,621 
2026   1,024,789 
Total estimated amortization expense  $6,595,489 

  

 

8. Goodwill

 

  

March 31,

2022

 

December 31,

2021

       
Opening balance  $28,687,051   $1,663,120 
Acquisition of Bookmakers company US LLC         27,024,383 
Foreign exchange movements   (109)   (452)
    28,686,942    28,687,051 
Accumulated Impairment charge          
Opening Balance January 1   (12,522,714)   —   
Impairment charge         (12,522,714)
Closing Balance   (12,522,714)   (12,522,714)
           
Goodwill net of impairment charge  $16,164,228   $16,164,337 

  

Goodwill represents the excess purchase price paid over the fair value of assets acquired, including any other identifiable intangible assets.

 

The Company evaluates goodwill for impairment on an annual basis during the last month of each year and at an interim date if indications of impairment exist. Goodwill impairment is determined by comparing the fair value of the asset to its carrying amount with an impairment being recognized only when the fair value is less than carrying value.  

 

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Notes to Unaudited Condensed Consolidated Financial Statements

 

9. Marketable Securities

 

Investments in marketable securities consists of 2,500,000 shares of Zoompass Holdings (“Zoompass”) and is accounted for at fair value, with changes recognized in earnings.

 

The shares of Zoompass were last quoted on the OTC market at $0.034 per share on March 31, 2022, resulting in an unrealized gain recorded to earnings related to these securities of $77,500 for the 3 months ended March 31, 2022.

 

10. Bank Loan Payable

 

In September 2016, the Company obtained a loan of €500,000 (approximately $545,000) from Intesa Sanpaolo Bank in Italy, which loan is secured by the Company's assets. The loan has an underlying interest rate of 4.5% above the Euro Inter Bank Offered Rate, subject to quarterly review and is amortized over 57 months ending March 31, 2021. Monthly repayments of €9,760 began in January 2017.

 

In terms of a directive by the Italian Government, in order to provide financial relief due to the Covid-10 pandemic, Multigioco was able to suspend repayments of the loan for a period of six months and the maturity date of the loan was extended to March 31, 2022, the interest rate remains the same at 4.5% above the Euro Inter Bank Offered Rate with monthly repayments revised to $9,971.

 

The Company made payments of29,913 (approximately $33,664) which included principal of 29,059 (approximately $32,762) and interest of 854 approximately $1,044) for the three months ended March 31, 2022.

 

Included in bank loans is a Small Business Administration Disaster Relief loan (“SBA Loan”) assumed on the acquisition of USB with a principal outstanding of $150,000. The SBA Loan bears interest at 3.75% per annum and is repayable in monthly installments of $731 which began in June 2021, and matures in May 2050. The SBA Loan is collateralized by all of USB’s tangible and intangible assets.

 

Since acquisition of USB, the Company has repaid capital of $1,864 and has total accrued and unpaid interest of $5,472 on this loan as of March 31, 2022.

 

The maturity of bank loans payable as of March 31, 2022 is as follows:

   Amount
Within 1 year  $3,064 
1 to 2 years   3,181 
2 to 3 years   3,302 
3 to 4 years   3,428 
5 years and thereafter   135,161 
Total  $153,608 
Disclosed as:     
Current portion  $3,064 
Non-Current portion   150,544 
   $153,608 

 

11. Contingent Purchase Consideration

 

In terms of the acquisition of USB disclosed in Note 3 above, the Sellers will have an opportunity to receive up to an additional $38,000,000 plus a potential premium of 10% (or $3,800,000) based upon achievement of stated adjusted cumulative EBITDA milestones during the next four years, payable 50% in cash and 50% in the Company’s stock at a price equal to volume weighted average price of the company’s common stock for the 90 consecutive trading days preceding January 1 of each subsequent fiscal year for the duration of the earnout period ending December 31, 2025, subject to obtaining shareholder approval, if the aggregate number of shares to be issued pursuant to the Purchase Agreement exceeds 4,401,020 and with a cap of 5,065,000 on the aggregate number of shares to be issued. Any excess not approved by shareholders or exceeding the cap will be paid in cash.

 

The Company had an independent third party valuation entity perform a Purchase Price Analysis which included the probability of the Sellers achieving the additional proceeds of $41,800,000.

 

At each reporting period, the Company estimates changes in the fair value of contingent consideration, and any change in fair value is recognized in the Consolidated Statements of Operations and Comprehensive Income (Loss). The estimate of the fair value of contingent consideration requires subjective assumptions to be made regarding future operating results, discount rates, and probabilities assigned to various potential operating result scenarios. Due to the uncertainty regarding the achievement of the stated unadjusted accumulated EBITDA milestones and the methodology in determining the number of shares to be issued during each earnout period and the potential restriction on the number of shares available for issue, the contingent purchase consideration is classified as a liability.  

 

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Notes to Unaudited Condensed Consolidated Financial Statements

  

11. Contingent Purchase Consideration (continued)

 

   March 31, 2022  December 31, 2021
       
Opening balance  $12,859,399   $   
Contingent purchase consideration measured on the acquisition of USB   —      24,716,957 
Changes in fair value   450,013    (11,857,558)
Closing balance   13,309,412    12,859,399 

  

12. Other Long-term Liabilities

 

Other long-term liabilities represent the Italian “Trattamento di Fine Rapporto” which is a severance amount set up by Italian companies to be paid to employees on termination or retirement.

 

Balances of other long-term liabilities were as follows:

 

   March 31, 2022  December 31, 2021
       
Severance liability  $379,656   $359,567  

 

   

 

13. Related Parties

 

Related party (payables) receivables

 

Related party payables and receivables represent non-interest-bearing (payables) receivables that are due on demand.

 

The balances outstanding are as follows:

 

Related Party Receivables    March 31, 2022  December 31, 2021
  Related Party payables          
Related Party payables Luca Pasquini  $(3,159)  $(502)
Related Party payables Victor Salerno  (52,922)  (51,878)
Related Party payables   $(56,081)  $(51,380)
             
  Related Party Receivables          
Related Party Receivables Luca Pasquini  $1,378   $1,413 

 

  

 

Luca Pasquini

 

On January 31, 2019, the Company acquired Virtual Generation for €4,000,000 (approximately $4,576,352), Mr. Pasquini was a 20% owner of Virtual Generation and was due gross proceeds of €800,000 (approximately $915,270). The gross proceeds of €800,000 was to be settled by a payment in cash of €500,000 over a twelve month period and by the issuance of common stock valued at €300,000 over an eighteen month period. As of June 30, 2021, the Company has paid Mr. Pasquini the full cash amount of €500,000 (approximately $604,380) and issued 112,521 shares valued at €300,000 (approximately $334,791).

 

On January 22, 2021, the Company issued Mr. Pasquini 44,968 shares of common stock valued at $257,217, in settlement of accrued compensation due to him.

 

On July 11, 2021, the Company entered into an agreement with Engage IT Services Srl.("Engage"), to provide gaming software and maintenance and support of the system, the total contract price was 390,000 (approximately $459,572), in addition, on October 14, 2021, the Company entered into a further agreement with Engage, to provide gaming software and maintenance and support of the system for a period of 12 months, the total contract price was 1,980,000 (approximately $2,192,000). Mr. Pasquini owns 34% of Engage

 

On September 13, 2021, Mr. Pasquini, the Company’s Vice President of Technology, resigned as a director of the Company.

  

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Notes to Unaudited Condensed Consolidated Financial Statements

 

13. Related Parties (continued)

 

Michele Ciavarella

 

Mr. Ciavarella agreed to receive $140,000 of his 2021 fiscal year compensation as a restricted stock award, on January 22, 2021, the Company issued Mr. Ciavarella 24,476 shares of common stock valued at $140,000 on the date of issue.

 

On January 22, 2021, the Company issued Mr. Ciavarella 175,396 shares of common stock valued at $1,003,265, in settlement of accrued compensation due to him.

 

On July 15, 2021, Mr. Ciavarella, Executive Chairman of the Company, was appointed as the interim Chief Executive Officer and President of the Company, effective July 15, 2021. Mr. Ciavarella will serve as the Company's Executive Chairman and interim Chief Executive Officer until the earlier of his resignation or removal from office.

 

Mr. Ciavarella agreed to take his 2021 bonus and a portion of his 2022 salary as a restricted stock award, on January 7, 2022, the Company issued Mr. Ciavarella 162,835 shares of common stock valued at $425,000 on the date of issue.

 

Carlo Reali

 

On January 5, 2022, the Company promoted Carlo Reali to the role of Interim Chief Financial Officer.

 

On March 29, 2022, the Company issued Mr. Reali ten-year options exercisable for 100,000 shares of common stock, at an exercise price of $2.50 per share, vesting equally over a 4 year period commencing on January 1, 2023.

 

We do not have a formal employment or other compensation related agreement with Mr. Reali; however, Mr. Reali will continue to receive the same compensation that he currently receives which is an annual base salary of $71,200.

 

Victor Salerno

 

On July 15, 2021 the Company consummated the acquisition of USB and in terms of the Purchase Agreement the Company acquired 100% of USB, from its members (the “Sellers”). Mr. Salerno was a 68% owner of USB and received $4,080,000 of the $6,000,000 paid in cash upon closing and 860,760 of the 1,265,823 shares of common stock issued on closing.

   

Together with the consummation of the acquisition of USB, the Company entered into a 4 year employment agreement with Mr. Salerno terminating on July 14, 2025 (the “Salerno Employment Agreement”), automatically renewable for a period of one year unless notified by either party of non-renewal. The employee will earn an initial base salary of $0 and thereafter $150,000 per annum commencing on January 1, 2022. Mr. Salerno is entitled to bonuses, equity incentives and benefits consistent with those of other senior employees.

 

Mr. Salerno may be terminated for no cause or resign for good reason, which termination would entitle him to the greater of one year’s salary or the remaining term of the employment agreement plus the highest annual incentive bonus paid to him during the past two years. If Mr. Salerno is terminated for cause he is entitled to all unpaid salary and expenses due to him at the time of termination. If the employment agreement is terminated due to death, his heirs and successors are entitled to all unpaid salary, unpaid expenses and one times his annual base salary. Termination due to disability will result in Mr. Salerno being paid all unpaid salary and expenses and one times annual salary.

 

Pursuant to the Salerno Employment Agreement, Mr. Salerno has also agreed to customary restrictions with respect to the disclosure and use of the Company’s confidential information and has agreed that work product or inventions developed or conceived by him while employed with the Company relating to its business is the Company’s property. In addition, during the term of his employment and if terminated for cause for the 12 month period following his termination of employment, Mr. Salerno has agreed not to (1) perform services on behalf of a competing business which was the same or similar to the type of services he was authorized, conducted, offered or provided to the Company, (2) solicit or induce any of the Company’s employees or independent contractors to terminate their employment with the Company, (3) solicit any actual or prospective customers with whom he had material contact on behalf of a competing business or (4) solicit any actual or prospective vendors with whom he had material contact to support a competing business.

 

On September 13, 2021, the Board appointed Mr. Salerno, the President and founder of the Company’s newly acquired subsidiary, USB, to serve as a member of the Board.

 

Prior to the acquisition of USB, Mr. Salerno had advanced USB $100,000 of which $50,000 was forgiven and the remaining $50,000 is still owing to Mr. Salerno, which amount earns interest at 8% per annum, compounded monthly and is repayable on December 31, 2023. 

 

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Notes to Unaudited Condensed Consolidated Financial Statements

 

13. Related Parties (continued)

 

Paul Sallwasser

 

On September 13, 2021, the Company granted Mr. Sallwasser ten year options exercisable for 21,300 shares of common stock at an exercise price of $5.10, vesting equally over a twelve month period commencing on September 13, 2021.

 

Steven Shallcross

 

On January 22, 2021, the Company issued to Mr. Shallcross, a director of the Company, 5,245 shares of common stock valued at $30,000, in settlement of directors’ fees due to him.

 

On September 13, 2021, the Company granted Mr. Shallcross ten year options exercisable for 13,600 shares of common stock at an exercise price of $5.10, vesting equally over a twelve month period commencing on September 13, 2021.

 

Andrea Mandel-Mantello

 

On June 29, 2021, the board of directors of the Company appointed Mr. Mandel-Mantello to serve as a member of the Board. The appointment was effective immediately and Mr. Mandel-Mantello will serve on the audit committee.

 

On September 13, 2021, the Company granted Mr. Mandel-Montello ten year options exercisable for 13,600 shares of common stock at an exercise price of $5.10, vesting equally over a twelve month period commencing on September 13, 2021.

 

14. Stockholders’ Equity

 

For the three months ended March 31, 2022, the Company issued a total of 162,385 shares of common stock, valued at $425,000 for the settlement of compensation and directors’ fees to the Company’s executive chairman, refer note 13 above.

 

Between March 28, 2022 and March 31, 2022, the Company sold 56,472 shares of common stock for gross proceeds of $131,565, less brokerage fees of $3,947 pursuant to the Open Market Sales AgreementSM that the Company entered into with Jefferies LLC on November 19, 2021.

 

15. Warrants

 

A summary of all of the Company’s warrant activity during the period January 1, 2021 to March 31, 2022 is as follows:

 

Warrants   Number of shares   Exercise price per share   Weighted average exercise price
Outstanding January 1, 2021     2,053,145     $ 2.50 to 5.00     $  2.63  
Granted                  
Forfeited/cancelled                  
Exercised     (1,506,809 )     2.50 to 3.75       2.63  
Outstanding December 31, 2021     546,336     $ 2.50 to 5.00     $ 2.66  
Granted                  
Forfeited/cancelled                  
Exercised                  
Outstanding March 31, 2022     546,336     $ 2.50 to 5.00     $ 2.66  

   

The following tables summarize information about warrants outstanding as of March 31, 2022:

 

Warrants outstanding, Exercise Price  
    Warrants outstanding   Warrants exercisable

 

Exercise price

    Number of shares       Weighted average remaining years       Weighted average exercise price       Number of shares       Weighted average exercise price  
$2.50     486,173       3.39     $ 2.50       486,173     $ 2.50  
$3.75     48,395       0.16       3.75       48,395       3.75  
$5.00     11,768       0.37       5.00       11,768       5.00  
      546,336       3.04     $ 2.66       546,336     $ 2.66  

  

  

The outstanding warrants have an intrinsic value of $0 as of March 31, 2022.

 

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Notes to Unaudited Condensed Consolidated Financial Statements

 

16. Stock Options

 

In September 2018, the Company’s stockholders approved our 2018 Equity Incentive Plan, which provides for a maximum of 1,150,000 awards that can be issued as options, stock appreciation rights, restricted stock, stock units, other equity awards or cash awards. 

 

On October 1, 2020, the Board approved an amendment to the Company’s 2018 Equity Incentive Plan (the “Plan”) to increase the maximum number of shares that may be granted as an award under the Plan to any non-employee director during any one calendar year to: (i) chairperson or lead director – 300,000 shares of common stock; and (ii) other non-employee director - 250,000 shares of common stock, which reflects an increase in the annual limits for awards to be granted to non-employee directors under the Plan.

 

On November 20, 2020, the Company held its 2020 Annual Meeting of Stockholders. At the 2020 Annual Meeting, the Company’s stockholders approved an amendment to the Company’s 2018 Equity Incentive Plan to increase the number of shares of common stock that the Company will have authority to grant under the plan by an additional 1,850,000 shares of common stock. On December 8, 2021, the Company held its 2021 Annual Meeting of Stockholders. At the 2021 Annual Meeting, the Company’s stockholders approved an amendment to the Company’s 2018 Equity Incentive Plan to increase the number of shares of common stock that the Company will have authority to grant under the plan by an additional 4,000,000 shares of common stock

 

During the period ended March 31, 2022, the Company issued ten year options to purchase 160,000 shares at an exercise price of $2.50 per share, of which 100,000 were issued to our Interim CFO and 60,000 to an employee.

 

The options awarded during the three months ended March 31, 2022 were valued using a Black-Scholes option pricing model.

 

The following assumptions were used in the Black-Scholes model:

 

Assumptions  

Three months ended

March 31, 2022

Exercise price   $     2.50  
Risk free interest rate         2.41 %
Expected life of options     10 years  
Expected volatility of underlying stock         204.2 %
Expected dividend rate     0 %

   

A summary of all of the Company’s option activity during the period January 1, 2021 to March 31, 2022 is as follows:

 

Stock Option Activity   Number of shares   Exercise price per share   Weighted average exercise price
Outstanding January 1, 2021     1,622,938     $ 1.84 to 2.96     $ 2.11  
Granted     1,193,500       2.62 to 5.10       3.15  
Forfeited/cancelled     (50,000     2.62       2.62  
Exercised                  
Expired                  
Outstanding December 31, 2021     2,766,438     $ 1.84 to 5.10     $ 2.92  
Granted     160,000       2.50       2.50  
Forfeited/cancelled                  
Exercised                  
Outstanding March 31, 2022     2,926,438     $ 1.84 to 5.10     $ 2.90  

  

 

 

 

 

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Notes to Unaudited Condensed Consolidated Financial Statements

 

16. Stock Options (continued)

 

The following tables summarize information about stock options outstanding as of March 31, 2022:

 

Stock Options Outstanding
    Options outstanding   Options exercisable

 

Exercise price

    Number of shares       Weighted average remaining years       Weighted average exercise price       Number of shares       Weighted average exercise price  
$1.84     648,000       8.48               162,000          
$2.03     659,000       8.51               402,000          
$2.50     160,000       10.00                        
$2.72     25,000       4.25               25,000          
$2.80     220,625       7.48               138,073          
$2.96     70,313       7.27               70,313          
$3.43     25,000       9.72                        
$4.03     1,020,000       9.26               155,000          
$4.07     25,000       9.30                        
$4.20     25,000       9.09                        
$5.10     48,500       9.46               24,250          
      2,926,438       8.74     $ 2.90       976,636     $ 2.59  

  

  

As of March 31, 2022, there were unvested options to purchase 1,949,802 shares of common stock. Total expected unrecognized compensation cost related to such unvested options is $5,385,375 which is expected to be recognized over a period of 48 months.

  

As of March 31, 2022, there was an aggregate of 2,926,438 options to purchase shares of common stock granted under the Company’s 2018 Equity Incentive Plan, and an aggregate of 655,301 restricted shares granted to certain officers and directors of the Company in settlement of liabilities owing to them, with 3,418,261 shares available for future grants.

 

17. Revenues

 

The following table represents disaggregated revenues from our gaming operations for the three months ended March 31, 2022 and 2021. Net Gaming Revenues represents Turnover (also referred to as “Handle”), the total bets processed for the period, less customer winnings paid out, and taxes due to government authorities, while Service Revenues is revenue invoiced for our Elys software service and royalties invoiced for the sale of virtual products.  

 

                 
   Three Months Ended March 31,
   2022  2021
Turnover      
Web-based  $215,780,282   $231,332,159 
Land-based   1,785,107    11,825,830 
Total Turnover   217,565,389    243,157,989 
           
Winnings/Payouts          
Web-based   200,853,821    215,598,415 
Land-based   1,400,413    10,164,937 
Total Winnings/payouts   202,254,234    225,763,352 
           
Gross Gaming Revenues          
Web-based   14,926,461    15,733,744 
Land-based   384,694    1,660,893 
Gross Gaming Revenues  15,311,155   17,394,637 
           
Less: Gaming Taxes   (3,730,830)   (3,329,038)
Net Gaming Revenues  11,580,325   14,065,599 
           
Betting platform software and services   655,661    91,729 
Revenue  $12,235,986   $14,157,328 

  

 

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Notes to Unaudited Condensed Consolidated Financial Statements

 

18. Net loss per Common Share

 

Basic income (loss) per share is based on the weighted-average number of common shares outstanding during each period. Diluted income (loss) per share is based on basic shares as determined above, plus the incremental shares that would be issued upon the assumed exercise of “in-the-money” options and warrants using the treasury stock method and the inclusion of all convertible securities, including convertible debentures, assuming these securities were converted at the beginning of the period or at the time of issuance, if later, adding back any direct incremental expenses related to the convertible securities, including interest expense, present value discount amortization. The computation of diluted net income (loss) per share does not assume the issuance of common shares that have an anti-dilutive effect on net loss per share.

 

The computation of the diluted income per share for the three months ended March 31, 2022 and 2021 was anti-dilutive due to the losses realized.

 

For the three months ended March 31, 2022 and 2021, the following options and warrants were excluded from the computation of diluted loss per share as the result of the computation was anti-dilutive:

 

Net Loss Per Share              
Description Three Months ended March 31, 2022   Three Months ended March 31, 2021
       
Options   2,926,438       1,672,938  
Warrants   546,336       567,336  
    3,472,774       2,240,274  

 

19. Segmental Reporting

 

The Company has two reportable operating segments. These segments are:

 

(i)Betting establishments

 

The operating of web based as well as land based leisure betting establishments situated throughout Italy; and only web based distribution throughout Italy, and

 

(ii)Betting platform software and services

 

Provider of certified betting Platform software services to global leisure betting establishments in Italy and 9 other countries.

 

The operating assets and liabilities of the reportable segments are as follows:

                                 
   March 31, 2022
   Betting establishments  Betting platform software and services  All other  Total
             
Purchase of non-current assets  $76,620   $22,938   $5,571   $105,129 
Assets                    
Current assets  $7,839,520   $1,614,877   $562,008   $10,016,405 
Non-current assets   2,668,559    30,820,909    92,640    33,582,108 
Liabilities                    
Current liabilities   (6,729,694)   (1,171,806)   (1,495,238)   (9,396,738)
Non-current liabilities   (1,318,442)   (16,697,219)         (18,015,661)
Intercompany balances   4,551,910    (2,114,610)   (2,437,300)      
Net asset position  $7,011,853   $12,452,151   $(3,277,890)  $16,186,114 

 

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Notes to Unaudited Condensed Consolidated Financial Statements

 

19. Segmental Reporting (continued)

  

The segment operating results of the reportable segments are disclosed as follows:

 

                                         
   Three months ended March 31, 2022
   Betting establishments  Betting platform software and services  All other  Adjustments  Total
Revenue  $11,751,266   $484,720   $     $     $12,235,986 
Intercompany Service revenue   56,127    555,693          (611,820)      
Total revenue   11,807,394    1,040,412          (611,820)   12,235,986 
Operating expenses                         
Intercompany service expense   555,693    56,127          (611,820)      
Selling expenses   9,253,177    33,055                9,286,232 
General and administrative expenses   1,461,691    1,894,829    1,652,864          5,009,384 
Total operating expenses   11,270,561    1,984,011    1,652,864    (611,820)   14,295,616 
                          
Income (Loss) from operations   536,833    (943,599)   (1,652,864)         (2,059,630)
                          
Other income (expense)                         
Other income   39,749                      39,749 
Other expense         (1,070)               (1,070)
Interest expense, net   (1,212)   (2,647)               (3,859)
Amortization of debt discount                         
Change in fair value of contingent purchase consideration         (450,013)               (450,013)
Gain on marketable securities               77,500          77,500 
Total other income (expense)   38,537    (453,730)   77,500          (337,693)
                          
Income (Loss) before Income Taxes   575,370    (1,397,329)   (1,575,364)         (2,397,323)
Income tax provision   (229,534)   72,641                (156,893)
Net Income (Loss)  $345,836   $(1,324,688)  $(1,575,364)  $     $(2,554,216)

   

The operating assets and liabilities of the reportable segments are as follows:

 

                                 
   March 31, 2021
   Betting establishments  Betting platform software and services  All other  Total
             
Purchase of non-current assets  $2,081   $44,157   $34,166   $80,404 
Assets                    
Current assets  $12,300,829   $822,379   $10,479,298   $23,602,506 
Non-current assets   7,081,460    6,169,034    1,658,077    14,908,571 
Liabilities                    
Current liabilities   (8,675,683)   (698,241)   (661,593)   (10,035,517)
Non-current liabilities   (1,055,027)   (1,201,997)         (2,257,024)
Intercompany balances   4,273,141    (318,375)   (3,954,766)      
Net asset position  $13,924,720   $4,772,800   $7,521,016   $26,218,536 

 

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Notes to Unaudited Condensed Consolidated Financial Statements

 

19. Segmental Reporting (continued)

 

The segment operating results of the reportable segments are disclosed as follows: 

 

 

                                         
   Three months ended March 31, 2021
   Betting establishments  Betting platform software and services  All other  Adjustments  Total
Net Gaming Revenue  $14,065,599   $91,729   $     $     $14,157,328 
Intercompany Service revenue   97,624    802,112          (899,736)      
    14,163,223    893,841          (899,736)   14,157,328 
                          
Operating expenses                         
Intercompany service expense   802,112    97,624          (899,736)      
Selling expenses   10,657,764    4,051                10,661,815 
General and administrative expenses   1,687,969    1,264,188    1,193,053          4,145,210 
    13,147,845    1,365,863    1,193,053    (899,736)   14,807,025 
                          
Income (Loss) from operations   1,015,378    (472,022)   (1,193,053)         (649,697)
                          
Other income(expense)                         
Interest expense, net   (2,692)   (3)   (5,154)         (7,849)
Amortization of debt discount               (12,833)         (12,833)
Other income   280,882    462                281,344 
Other expense   (24,118)   (2,812)               (26,930)
Gain on marketable securities               195,000          195,000 
Total other income(expenses)   254,072    (2,353)   177,013          428,732 
                          
Income(Loss) before Income Taxes   1,269,450    (474,375)   (1,016,040)         (220,965)
Income tax provision   (393,410)   4,796                (388,614)
Net Income (Loss)  $876,040   (469,579)  $(1,016,040)  $     $(609,579)
                          

 

 20. Subsequent Events

 
From April 1, 2022 through April 15, 2022, in terms of an Open Market Sale Agreement with Jefferies LLC pursuant to which we may offer and sell shares of common stock from time to time, through Jeffries, we sold an additional 111,544 shares of common stock for net proceeds of $247,824 after commission of $7,665

 

The Company has evaluated subsequent events through the date the financial statements were issued, other than disclosed above, we did not identify any other subsequent events that would have required adjustment or disclosure in the financial statements.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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ITEM 2. MANAGEMENT'S DISCUSSION AND ANALYSIS OF FINANCIAL CONDITION AND RESULTS OF OPERATIONS

 

This Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q contains forward-looking statements within the meaning of Section 27A of the Securities Act, and Section 21E of the Exchange Act. All statements other than statements of historical fact could be deemed forward-looking statements. Statements that include words such as “may,” “might,” “anticipate,” “estimate,” “expect,” “project,” “intend,” “plan,” “believe,” “pro forma” or the negative of these words or other words or expressions of and similar meaning may identify forward-looking statements. For example, forward-looking statements include any statements of the plans, strategies and objectives of management for future operations, including the execution of integration and restructuring plans and the anticipated timing of filings; any statements concerning proposed new products, services or developments; any statements regarding future economic conditions or performance; statements of belief and any statement of assumptions underlying any of the foregoing. Factors that might cause such differences include, but are not limited to, those discussed in our Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2021 filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission on April 15, 2022 under the heading “Risk Factors” and the Risk Factors as described in Item 1A of this Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q for the quarter ended March 31, 2022.

 

Overview

 

Except as expressly stated, the financial condition and results of operations discussed throughout the Management's Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations are those of Elys Game Technology, Corp. and its consolidated subsidiaries.

 

We currently provide our B2C gaming services in Italy through our subsidiary, Multigioco Srl (“Multigioco”), which operations are carried out via both land-based or online retail gaming licenses regulated by the Agenzia delle Dogane e dei Monopoli (“ADM”) that permits us to distribute leisure betting products such as sports betting, and virtual sports betting products through both physical, land-based retail locations as well as online through our licensed website www.newgioco.it or commercial webskins linked to our licensed website and through mobile devices. Management implemented a consolidation strategy in the Italian market by integrating all B2C operations into Multigioco and allowed the Austria Bookmaker license that was regulated by the Austrian Federal Finance Ministry (“BMF”) to terminate.

 

We also provide bookmaking services in the U.S. market via our recently acquired subsidiary US Bookmaking in certain regulated states where we offer B2B bookmaking and platform services to our customers. Our intention is to focus our attention on expanding the U.S. market. We recently began operation is Washington, D.C. through a Class B Managed Service Provider and Class B Operator license to operate a sportsbook within the Grand Central Restaurant and Sportsbook located in the Adams Morgan area of Washington, D.C., and in October 2021 we entered into an agreement with Ocean Casino Resort in Atlantic City and commenced operations in the state of New Jersey in March 2022.

 

Additionally, we provide B2B gaming technology through our Odissea subsidiary which owns and operates a betting software designed with a unique “distributed model” architecture colloquially named Elys Game Board (the “Platform”). The Platform is a fully integrated “omni-channel” framework that combines centralized technology for updating, servicing and operations with multi-channel functionality to accept all forms of customer payment through the two distribution channels described above. The omni-channel software design is fully integrated with a built in player gaming account management system, built-in sports book and a virtual sports platform through our Virtual Generation subsidiary. The Platform also provides seamless application programming interface integration of third-party supplied products such as online casino, poker, lottery and horse racing and has the capability to incorporate e-sports and daily fantasy sports providers. Management implemented a growth strategy to expand B2B gaming technology operations in the U.S. and is considering further expansion in Canada and Latin American countries in the near future.

 

Our corporate group is based in North America, which includes an executive suite situated in Las Vegas, Nevada and a Canadian office in Toronto, Ontario through which we carry-out corporate activities, handle day-to-day reporting and U.S. development planning, and through which various employees, independent contractors and vendors are engaged.

 

For the period ended March 31, 2022, transaction revenue generated through our subsidiary Multigioco consisted of wagering and gaming transaction income broken down to: (i) spread on sports bet wagers, and (ii) fixed rate commissions on casino, poker, lotto and horse racing wagers from online based betting web-shops and websites as well as land-based retail betting shops located throughout Italy; while our service revenue generated by our Platform is primarily derived from bet and wager processing in Italy through Multigioco, and in the U.S., through Elys Gameboard Technologies and USB. Since the majority of CTD locations were not expected to re-open after the COVID-19 related lockdowns in Italy subsided, management simplified our Italian footprint by focusing our investment towards the Multigioco operations and discontinued Ulisse presence in Italy during the second quarter of 2021.

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We believe that our Platform is considered one of the newest betting software platforms in the world and our plan is to expand our Platform offering to new jurisdictions around the world on a B2B basis, including expansion through Europe, South America, South Africa and the developing market in the United States. During the three months ended March 31, 2022 and 2021, we also generated service revenue from royalties through authorized agents by providing our virtual sports products through our Virtual Generation subsidiary and generated service revenues through the provision of bookmaking and platform services through our recently acquired subsidiary, US Bookmaking. We intend to leverage our partnerships in these countries to cross-sell our Platform services to expand the global distribution of our betting solutions.

 

We operate two business segments in the leisure gaming industry and our revenue is derived as follows:

 

  1. Betting establishments

 

Transaction revenue through our offering of leisure betting products to retail customers directly through our online distribution on websites or a betting shop establishment or through third party agents that operate white-label websites and/or land-based retail venues; and

 

  2. Betting platform software and services

 

SaaS based service revenue through providing our Platform and virtual sports products to betting operators.

 

This Management’s Discussion and Analysis includes a discussion of our operations for the three months ended March 31, 2022 and 2021, which includes the operations of US Bookmaking for the three months ended March 31, 2022.

 

Recent Developments

 

Disclosure pertaining to Russia’s invasion of Ukraine

 

Russia recently invaded Ukraine with Belarus complicit in the invasion. The conflict between these two countries is ongoing.

 

We do not have any direct or indirect exposure to Ukraine, Belarus or Russia, through our operations, employee base or any investments in any of these countries. In addition, our securities are not traded on any stock exchanges in these three countries. We do not believe that the sanction levied against Russia or Belarus or individuals and entities associated with these two countries will have a material impact on our operations or business, if any.

 

We do not believe that we have any direct or indirect reliance on good sourced from Russia, Ukraine or Belarus or countries that are supportive of Russia.

 

We provide online gaming services and platform services to several customers, including our own internal usage of our developed software, we employ the latest encryption techniques and firewall practices and constantly monitor the usage of our software as is required for the regulated markets which we operate in, this, however, may not be sufficient to prevent the heightened risk of cybersecurity attacks emanating from Russia, Ukraine, Belarus, or any other country.

 

The impact of the invasion by Russia of Ukraine has increased volatility in trading prices and commodities throughout the world, to date, we have not seen a material impact on our operations, however, a prolonged conflict may impact on consumer spending, in general, which could have an adverse impact on the leisure gaming industry as a whole.

 

Inflation

 

Macro-economic conditions could affect consumer spending adversely and consequently our operations, however we have not seen any material impact to date.

 

Foreign Exchange

 

We operate in several foreign countries, including Austria, Italy, Malta, Colombia and Canada and we incur operating expenses and have foreign currency denominated assets and liabilities associated with these operations. Transactions involving our corporate expenditures are generally denominated in U.S. dollars and Canadian dollars while the functional currency of our subsidiaries is in Euro. Changes and fluctuations in the foreign exchange rate between the US Dollar and the Euro, Canadian dollar and Colombian Peso will have an effect on our results of operations.

 

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Critical Accounting Policies and Estimates

 

Preparation of our consolidated financial statements in accordance with U.S. generally accepted accounting principles ("GAAP") requires us to make estimates and assumptions that affect the reported amounts of certain assets, liabilities, revenues and expenses, as well as related disclosure of contingent assets and liabilities. Significant accounting policies are fundamental to understanding our financial condition and results as they require the use of estimates and assumptions which affect the financial statements and accompanying notes. See Note 2 - Summary of Significant Accounting Policies of the Notes to the condensed Consolidated Financial Statements included in Part I, Item I of this Form 10-Q for further information.

 

The critical accounting policies that involved significant estimation included the following:

 

Impairment of Indefinite Lived Assets and Goodwill

 

We carried intangible assets in the amount of $15.2 million and goodwill in the amount of $16.2 million as more fully described in Notes 7 and 8 to the condensed consolidated financial statements. The intangible assets and goodwill are allocated between reporting units. The Company tests its goodwill and intangible assets with an indefinite useful life annually for impairment or more frequently if indicators for impairment exist. Impairment for goodwill is determined by comparing the fair value of the respective reporting unit to their carrying amount. For impairment testing of indefinite-lived intangibles. The Company determines the fair value of the reporting units using an income-based approach which estimates the fair value using a discounted cash flow model. Key assumptions in estimating fair values include projected revenue growth and the weighted average cost of capital. In addition, management recently reviewed the future revenue and profit projections of US Bookmaking based on the forecasts provided by the vendors at the time of performing the business valuation, which factored in the ability to source new customers. The customer acquisition process has proven to take longer than expected with a resultant downward revision of new customers acquired over the forecast period and the resultant downward impact on forecasted revenue streams. We reviewed the forecasts and made appropriate adjustments based on our current understanding of the addressable market, the growth rates forecast by third party market analysts, our expected share of revenue and the expectation of how many new clients we would realistically be able to add over the forecast period. Since performing this analysis we have no reason to believe that further impairment is necessary as of March 31, 2022.

 

Fair Value of Contingent Consideration

 

As of March 31, 2022, the Company carried contingent purchase consideration in the amount of $13.3 million as more fully described in Note 12 to the condensed consolidated financial statements. The contingent consideration relates to the business combination of US Bookmaking on July 15, 2021. The contingent consideration is based upon achievement of certain EBITDA milestones during the next 4 years, payable 50% in cash and 50% in stock, the contingent consideration is up to $41.8 million. At each reporting period, the Company estimates changes in the fair value of the contingent consideration and any change in fair value is recognized in the consolidated statements of operations and comprehensive (loss) income.

 

The basis for determining contingent purchase consideration at each reporting period is based on cumulative EBITDA for the period July 15, 2021 to December 31, 2025, with the first measurement period being December 31, 2022. The forecasts provided by the vendors at the time of performing the business valuation was based on achieving a certain number of new customers on an annual basis. The customer acquisition process has proven to take longer than expected with a resultant impact on forecasted revenue streams over the contingent earnout period. Management revised its estimated revenues as of December 31, 2021. These forecasts were reviewed and adjusted to ensure they appeared reasonable based on our current understanding of the addressable market, the growth rates forecast by third party market analysts, our expected share of revenue and the expectation of how many new clients we would realistically be able to add in a fiscal period. We have no reason to believe that the contingent purchase consideration, which was remeasured at December 31, 2021, needs to be re-evaluated as of March 31, 2022.

 

Recently Issued Accounting Pronouncements

 

See Note 2 - Summary of Significant Accounting Policies of the Notes to the Condensed Consolidated Financial Statements included in this Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q for information regarding recently issued accounting standards.

 

 

 

 

 

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Results of Operations for the three months ended March 31, 2022 and the three months ended March 31, 2021

 

Revenues

 

The following table represents disaggregated revenues from our gaming operations for the three months ended March 31, 2022 and 2021. Net Gaming Revenues represents Turnover (also referred to as “Handle”), the total bets processed for the period, less customer winnings paid out, and taxes due to government authorities. Service Revenues is revenue invoiced for our Elys software service and royalties invoiced for the sale of virtual products.

 

   Three months ended      
  

March 31,

2022

  March 31,
2021
  Increase (decrease)  Percentage change
Turnover            
Turnover web-based  $215,780,282   $231,332,159   $(15,551,877)   (6.7)%
Turnover land-based   1,785,107    11,825,830    (10,040,723)   (84.9)%
Total Turnover   217,565,389    243,157,989    (25,592,600)   (10.5)%
                     
Winnings/Payouts                    
Winnings web-based   200,853,821    215,598,415    (14,744,594)   (6.8)%
Winnings land-based   1,400,413    10,164,937    (8,764,524)   (86.2)%
Total Winnings/payouts