Annual report pursuant to Section 13 and 15(d)

Nature of Business

Nature of Business
12 Months Ended
Dec. 31, 2020
Organization, Consolidation and Presentation of Financial Statements [Abstract]  
Nature of Business

1. Nature of Business


On November 2, 2020, the Company filed a Certificate of Amendment to its Certificate of Incorporation with the Secretary of State of the State of Delaware to reflect its corporate name change from Newgioco Group, Inc. to Elys Game Technology, Corp.


Established in the state of Delaware in 1998, Elys Game Technology, Corp (“Elys” or the “Company”) is an international, vertically integrated commercial-stage company engaged in various aspects of the leisure gaming industry. The Company is an Italian and Austrian licensed gaming operator in the regulated Italian leisure betting market offering gaming services, including a variety of lottery, casino gaming and sports betting products through two distribution channels: an online channel and a land-based retail channel. Additionally, the Company is a global gaming technology company (known as a “Provider”), which owns and operates a betting software designed with a unique “distributed model” (“shop-client”) software 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 and sports book.


The Company and its subsidiaries are as follows:


Name   Acquisition or Formation Date   Domicile   Functional Currency
Elys Game Technology, Corp.   Parent Company   USA   US Dollar
Multigioco Srl (“Multigioco”)   August 15, 2014   Italy   Euro
Ulisse GmbH (“Ulisse”)   July 1, 2016   Austria   Euro

Odissea Betriebsinformatik Beratung GmbH


  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   US Dollar


In January 2019, in connection with the acquisition of VG, the Company acquired Naos Holdings Limited. The Company distributed all of the earnings of Naos Holdings Limited and the remaining Naos legal entity was dissolved with effect from December 31, 2019.


The operations of the Company’s prior subsidiary, Rifa Srl, were absorbed into the operations of Multigioco Srl with effect from January 30, 2020, and the remaining Rifa legal entity was dissolved with effect from January 20, 2020.


The Company operates in two lines of business: (i) provider of certified betting platform software services to leisure betting establishments in Italy and 9 other countries and; (ii) the operating of web based as well as land-based leisure betting establishments situated throughout Italy. The Company’s operations are carried out through the following three geographically organized groups:


a) an operational group is based in Europe and maintains administrative offices headquartered in Rome, Italy with satellite offices for operations administration in Naples and Teramo, Italy and San Gwann, Malta;
b) a technology group which is based in Innsbruck, Austria and manages software development, training and administration; and
c) a corporate group which is based in North America and maintains an executive suite in San Francisco, California and a Canadian office in Toronto, 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.