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1. Nature of Business

1. Nature of Business
9 Months Ended
Sep. 30, 2023
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”), provides gaming services in the U.S. market via Elys Gameboard Technologies, LLC and Bookmakers Company US, LLC (“US Bookmaking”) 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 its operations in the U.S. market. In this regard, the Company operates 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 district and the Over Under Sportsbook Rooftop Lounge in Washington, D.C. In March 2022, the Company began providing platform and bookmaking services at Ocean Casino Resort in Atlantic City, New Jersey. Through its acquisition of US Bookmaking, the Company also provides sportsbook services to tribal casinos in New Mexico, North Dakota, Colorado and Michigan.


The Company also provides business-to-consumer (“B2C”) gaming services in Italy through its subsidiary, Multigioco. Multigioco has both a land-based retail license and an online interactive gaming license regulated by the Agenzia delle Dogane e dei Monopoli (“ADM”). Through Multigioco the Company offers leisure betting products such as sports betting, and virtual sports betting products at physical locations as well as online through the Company’s website www.newgioco.it, through linked commercial webskins and on mobile devices. Management implemented a consolidation strategy in the Italian market by integrating all B2C operations into Multigioco which 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, a built-in sports-book and a virtual sports platform through its Virtual Generation subsidiary. The Platform also provides seamless integration of application programming interface 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 is implementing 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 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
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
Elys US Game Technologies and Services, LLC   July 1, 2022   USA   U.S. dollar
Engage IT Services, Srl   January 29, 2023   Italy   Euro


On January 12, 2023, Elys Technology Group Limited, a previously wholly owned subsidiary, was dissolved and its operations were assumed by Virtual Generation Limited.


On July 17, 2023, the Company agreed to rescind its acquisition of Engage IT Services, Srl after reaching an agreement with the Sellers. The Company is negotiating the amount due to Engage which have been fully accrued by the Company.


The Company operates two lines of business: (i) the operating of online  betting as well as retail leisure betting at establishments situated throughout Italy and; (ii) licensing our certified betting Platform software and 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 space in Toronto, Ontario, Canada through which the Company carries-out corporate activities, handles day-to-day reporting and U.S. development planning, and through which various employees, independent contractors and vendors are engaged.