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FLUXX welcomes proposal by Union parties on gaming in Germany

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FLUXX welcomes proposal by Union parties on gaming in Germany

- Lottery market to remain unchanged
- Sports betting market to be liberalised under a separate State Treaty
- Funding of mass sport, charities and culture assured

Altenholz, April 18, 2007 – The budget and fiscal policy spokespersons of
the Union party groupings in the federal states and the CDU/CSU grouping in
the Bundestag resolved at a meeting in Stuttgart yesterday that the lottery
market is to remain unchanged, as it is already regulated in a State Treaty
dating from 2004. The terms of a liberalised sports betting market are to
be drawn up in a separate State Treaty. The Union parties' spokespersons
have consequently followed the lead given by the CDU grouping in the Kiel
state parliament, which presented draft legislation on the liberalisation
of the sports betting market in March.

'We expressly welcome the Union's decision,' declared Rainer Jacken,
Management Board spokesman of FLUXX AG. 'It shows that common sense and
economic realism are increasingly gaining ground in connection with the
planned State Treaty on gaming. We believe court rulings and political
opinions are coming to acknowledge the grave concerns already voiced by the
EU Commission. Nobody now wants to be made responsible for a sharp but
unnecessary slump in revenue and the impending legal chaos in both Germany
and Europe. We citizens are called to abide by the law, and quite rightly
so. We should therefore be able to expect our politicians to do likewise.
This wise resolution by the Union parties' fiscal policy spokespersons now
means that the German gaming market can be reorganised in an intelligent
manner.'

The Union's fiscal policymakers believe that the liberalisation of sports
betting should be accompanied by the levying of a special incentive tax. It
is to be ring-fenced on the basis of the player's place of abode and will
thus assure the federal states a source of revenue from sports betting.
This will provide continued funding for mass sport, charities, culture and
addiction prevention measures.

About FLUXX:

FLUXX is a company specialising in the handling of lotteries and betting,
with registered office in Altenholz, near Kiel. The necessary rights and
licences and the technical and market-relevant expertise place FLUXX in a
position to be able to arrange any form of licensed gaming for consumers,
using a variety of sales channels. In addition to the self-marketed
services jaxx.de, jaxx.com, myBet.com and Telewette, FLUXX makes its
products and services available to other companies and organisations with
extensive customer contacts. These include the online services AOL,
Freenet, Lycos and Yahoo! Espana, the pay TV station Premiere, the
publisher Burda and the lottery companies in the states of
Schleswig-Holstein, Brandenburg and Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania. FLUXX AG
has been listed on the Frankfurt Stock Exchange (Deutsche Börse) since
September 1999 (ISIN DE000A0JRU67); the group currently has around 150
employees.


Contact:
FLUXX AG
Investor Relations & Corporate Communications
Stefan Zenker
Tel. +49 (40) 85 37 88 47
Fax +49 (431) 88 10 44 0
Mail stefan.zenker@fluxx.com


DGAP 18.04.2007 
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Language:     English
Issuer:       FLUXX AG
              Ostpreußenplatz 10
              24161 Altenholz Deutschland
Phone:        +49 (0)431 88 104-0
Fax:          +49 (0)431 88 104-40
E-mail:       info@fluxx.com
www:          www.fluxx.com
ISIN:         DE000A0JRU67
WKN:          A0JRU6
Indices:      
Listed:       Geregelter Markt in Frankfurt (Prime Standard); Freiverkehr
              in Berlin-Bremen, Düsseldorf, Hamburg, München, Stuttgart
 
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