1. Nature of Business
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Sep. 30, 2021
|Organization, Consolidation and Presentation of Financial Statements [Abstract]|
|1. Nature of Business||
1. Nature of Business
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’s subsidiaries hold gaming licenses to operate in the Italian and Austrian leisure betting markets 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.
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 6,000,000 based upon a price of $ per share which was the volume weighted average closing price of the stock for the 90 trading days preceding the closing date. shares of the Company’s common stock having a value of $
The Sellers will have an opportunity to receive up to an additional $38 million 38,000,000 plus a potential premium of 10% (or $3.8 million) 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 . Any excess not approved by shareholders or exceeding the cap will be paid in cash.
On September 1, 2021, the Company issued a press release announcing the approval of its first license in Washington DC, a Class B Managed Service Provider and Class B Operator licenses to operate a sportsbook within the Grand Central Bar and Grill located in the Adams Morgan area of Washington, D.C. which commenced sports betting in October 2021.
The entities included in these unaudited condensed consolidated financial statements are as follows:
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:
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