MILAN, March 12 Italy's Lottomatica,
one of the world's largest gaming companies, forecast on Tuesday
a rise in 2013 core profits and revenues, underpinned by its
video lottery business in Canada.
It forecast a 2013 EBITDA rising to 1.050-1.070 billion
euros from 1.032 billion euros in 2012, while revenues are
expected to rise to 3.200-3.300 billion euros from 3.076 billion
The company proposed the payment of a 2012 dividend of 0.73
euros per share, against 0.71 euros paid on its 2011 results.
Lottomatica said it would invest 350-380 million euros in
the year with net debt falling to 2.470-2.530 billion euros
from 2.546 billion euros. It said debt reduction remained a
priority for the group.
(Reporting By Danilo Masoni, editing by Stephen Jewkes)