Notes to the consolidated ˘nancial statements
Signi˘cant accounting policies
Gaming VC Holdings S.A. (the ‘‘Company’’) is a company registered in Luxembourg that was
incorporated on 30 November 2004. The consolidated ˘nancial statements of the Company for the year
ended 31 December 2007 comprise the Company and its subsidiaries (together referred to as
The ˘nancial statements were authorised for issue by the directors on 22 April 2007.
(a) Statement of compliance
The consolidated ˘nancial statements have been prepared in accordance with International Financial
Reporting Standards (IFRSs) and its interpretations adopted by the International Accounting Standards
Board (IASB) as adopted by the European Union.
(b) Basis of preparation
The ˘nancial statements are presented in euro, rounded to the nearest thousand. They are prepared
on the historical cost basis except that the following assets and liabilities are stated at their
fair value: derivative ˘nancial instruments, ˘nancial instruments held for trading or classi˘ed as
available for sale.
The preparation of ˘nancial statements in conformity with IFRSs requires directors to make judgements,
estimates and assumptions that affect the application of policies and reported amounts of assets and
liabilities, income and expenses. The estimates and associated assumptions are based on various factors
that are believed to be reasonable under the circumstances, the results of which form the basis of making
the judgements about carrying values of assets and liabilities that are not readily apparent from other
sources. Actual results may differ from these estimates.
The estimates and underlying assumptions are reviewed on an ongoing basis. Revisions to accounting
estimates are recognised in the period in which the estimate is revised if the revision affects only
that period or in the period of the revision and future periods if the revision affects both current and
The accounting policies set out below have been applied consistently to all periods presented in these
consolidated ˘nancial statements.
The accounting policies have been applied consistently by Group entities.
(c) Basis of consolidation
Subsidiaries are entities controlled by the Company. Control exists when the Company has the power,
directly or indirectly, to govern the ˘nancial and operating policies of an entity so as to obtain bene˘ts
from its activities. In assessing control, potential voting rights that presently are exercisable or convertible
are taken into account. The ˘nancial statements of subsidiaries are included in the consolidated ˘nancial
statements from the date that control commences until the date that control ceases.
(ii) Transactions eliminated on consolidation
Intragroup balances and any unrealised gains and losses or income and expenses arising from intragroup
transactions, are eliminated in preparing the consolidated ˘nancial statements.
(iii) Business combinations
All business combinations are accounted for by applying the purchase method. The cost of a business
combination is measured as the aggregate of the fair values, at the acquisition date, of the assets given,
liabilities incurred or assumed, and equity instruments issued by the Group, plus any costs directly
attributable to the combination. The identi˘able assets, liabilities and contingent liabilities of the
acquiree are measured initially at fair value at the acquisition date, irrespective of the extent of any
minority interest. The excess of the cost of the business combination over the Group’s interest in the net
fair value of the identi˘able assets, liabilities and contingent liabilities is recognised as goodwill.