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Sazka indeed going bankrupt

A Czech district court has placed national lottery operator Sazka into insolvency after it applied last week. A Reuters news agency report reveals that a meeting of Sazka's main creditors has been called for May 26. Sazka is owned by Czech sports unions, and reportedly had 10.5 billion crowns ($604.1 million) in debt as of September 2010.

One investor, financial group PPF, earlier took over debt owed by Sazka from its largest creditor and planned to coordinate steps with other creditors, namely Czech investment group KKCG, the report notes.

In January this year Sazka delayed part of a payment on its 2021 amortising bond and lost its rating from Standard and Poor's, although the payment was made later.

Source: InfoPowa News

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