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TAB-Austria CEO Dattl dies

Siegfried Dattl Jr. had been in poor health for some time, Intergame reported adding his passing shocked the industry community.

Austria 
| 11/10/2017

CEO at TAB-Austria Siegfried Dattl Jr,. has died at the early age of 51. The head of one of the leading manufacturers of touchscreen games and specialist cabinets for sports betting died at his home in Ansfelden, in Upper Austria, surrounded by his loving family, Intergame reported. 

According to Intergame, “Sigi” Dattl leaves both of his parents, Annemarie and father Siegfried who started the company 50 years ago, and a sister Elisabeth Puehringer. He had been in poor health for some time, Intergame reported adding his passing shocked the industry community. 

He became in charge of the business 20 years ago. Under his leadership, TAB championed touchscreen games such as the Silverball terminal, the Maxfire digital juke box and the Fun4Four upright four-player gambling game for amusement only. Dattl later secured a seires of contracts to supply specialist sports-betting cabinets and have them exported to several markets, specially Spain and the UK.

After learning about his death, InterGame partners David Snook and Christine Butterworth expressed their sympathy to the family.

“Sigi Dattl was enormously respected throughout the international market. He was a good businessman and a gentleman in everything he did, very much in keeping with the entire Dattl family. We are very shocked and join with so many others in the industry in offering our sincere condolences to the Dattl family.”

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