A good line up is the basis for any success in sport as well as in business. This is especially true for the start of our company. What began as a job of three students in a Karlsruhe bet shop, rapidly grew into a flourishing business through a particularly clever betting business model. Eventually, Tipico Co. Ltd. was founded in Malta in 2004.
As one of the first EU countries Malta developed sustainable regulations for the licensing of sports betting and other gaming products. Here, Tipico holds licenses to conduct betting transactions and for operating an online casino. The Malta Gaming Authority continuously monitors compliance with its strict licensing requirements.
Over the years, the Tipico family continued to grow. Today, we are among the leading providers in the industry with locations in Germany, Gibraltar, Colombia, Croatia, Malta and Austria. More than 5,000 people have a secure job with us.
The work of Tipico Sportwetten and great success in all markets is based on our claim to be a reliable partner and upright provider of sports betting. Therefore, the protection of our customers and partners has highest priority. Important, sustainable processes and policies are connected with this claim: Consequent protection of customers and minors, compliance with strict data protection regulations, a secure SSL encryption system and a specialised software with irregular operations detection. In August 2012, we became the first private provider of sports betting holding a TÜV Rheinland certificate for information and data security. With this approach we have developed into leading European provider of sports betting in just a few years. Around 1,100 betting shops today are the capital of the brand Tipico.
As leading sports betting provider in Germany our market presence is further strengthened by partnerships with our four brand ambassadors Oliver Kahn, Peter Schmeichel, Michael Konsel and Geert de Vlieger. Furthermore, we are especially proud about our partnership with one of the most successful football clubs in the world: the FC Bayern Munich. Together with Bayern, Hamburger SV, SC Freiburg and RB Leipzig, we are also present on German football Bundesliga match days. Moreover, we maintain a partnership with RB Salzburg, are name sponsor of the Tipico Bundesliga in Austria and partner of the Danish Football Association DBU.
As the market leader, we are also aware of our social responsibility. Therefore, we seek to close ranks with clubs, associations and also politics. In a constructive exchange we are constantly exploring, where we can lend a hand. In particular, the support of amateur clubs is close to our hearts. For example, we offer discounted kid sets for hobby teams in cooperation with Karstadt sports.