7. Intangible Assets
|12 Months Ended|
Dec. 31, 2021
|Goodwill and Intangible Assets Disclosure [Abstract]|
|7. Intangible Assets||
7. Intangible Assets
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, as well as an Austrian Bookmaker License through the acquisition of Ulisse.
Intangible assets consist of the following:
The Company recorded $1,120,757 and $703,191 in amortization expense for finite-lived assets for the year ended December 31, 2021 and 2020, respectively, and an impairment provision of $4,827,914 and $4,900,000 against indefinite lived licenses.
The estimated amortization expense over the next five-year period is as follows:
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.
In assessing the impairment of indefinite lived licenses, the Company first performed a qualitative impairment test to determine if any impairment indicators were present, impairment indicators were noted for indefinite life intangibles assets in the Ulisse operation.
The impairment process used was as follows:
The COVID-19 pandemic has resulted in the closure of our land-based operations in the Italian market for an extended period of time and as the pandemic evolved and the markets in which the Company operated continued to experience resurgences of the virus, we remain uncertain as to the long-term impact on the Company’s land-based operations. As such, the Company has made a strategic decision to transfer its Ulisse customer relationships in Italy to Multigioco ahead of license renewals which are expected to take place within the next one to two years. The combined Multigioco and Ulisse business under the Multigioco entity, which is an Italian based operator, substantially increases the Company’s market share in Italy, and may improve the possibility of renewing our Italian licenses. Ulisse is based in Austria and during the fourth quarter of 2021, management decided to apply its limited resources and concentrate all of its efforts on developing the US and North American markets, thereby deciding to allow the Austrian bookmaking license to lapse by not renewing the cash deposits required to retain the license. The license under which Ulisse operated in Italy, was not transferable to Multigioco and accordingly, based on a quantitative impairment analysis, an impairment charge of the remaining carrying value of the license of $4,827,914 is considered appropriate.
The Company believes that the remaining carrying amounts of its intangible assets are recoverable. However, if adverse events were to occur or circumstances were to change indicating that the carrying amount of such assets may not be fully recoverable, the assets would be reviewed for impairment and the assets may be further impaired.
The entire disclosure for all or part of the information related to intangible assets.
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