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OPAP and INTRALOT extend their partnership for the numerical lottery products and services

Thursday, December 7th, 2017


OPAP Group (OPAP), the leading Greek betting and lottery operator and INTRALOT, a leading global gaming solutions provider, have agreed the extension of their cooperation in the field of numerical lotteries and services with the signing of a new three-year contract that also includes an option for OPAP to renew for an additional two years. This extension is consistent with OPAP’s 2020 Vision and the Strategic Priorities of “leveraging the latest digital and technology capabilities” and “building a world class portfolio of products and services”. The new agreement includes the delivery of INTRALOT’s latest lottery platforms and significant commercial improvements over the next few years.
OPAP Chief Executive Officer, Damian Cope commenting on this agreement stated: “I am pleased to be announcing the extension of our cooperation with Intralot, which remains one of our strategic partners. Our technology strategy is progressing well as we continue to establish greater control and flexibility over our digital and technological environment. We are working closely with all our technology partners in order to deliver our 2020 Vision and transform the role of technology within the organisation for the benefit of the company and our customers”.
“We are very pleased about the continuation of our relationship with OPAP. This allows INTRALOT to provide to one of our most valued customers our latest innovations in lottery products and services. I would like to thank OPAP for the trust in our company. Our experienced team will closely cooperate with OPAP in the new period to help the company meet its strategic objectives” commented INTRALOT Chief Executive Officer, Antonios Kerastaris.

About OPAP
OPAP is the leading gaming company in Greece and one of the most renowned in its industry worldwide. The company, founded in 1958, is the exclusive operator of numerical lotteries and sports betting games in Greece and industry leader in Responsible Gaming. Its privatization in 2013 provided the momentum needed to ensure its future development and competitiveness on an international level.
The vision for 2020 is to establish OPAP as a world-class gaming entertainment company. A set of long-term strategic priorities focusing on customers, people, network, products and digital-technology capabilities were established to drive the group towards realizing it.
OPAP holds a prominent position among corporate social champions in Greece and through an extended Corporate Responsibility program, focusing on health, sports and employment, has been supporting in practice both Greek sport and society.
Additional information is available on: www.opap.gr

About INTRALOT
INTRALOT, a public listed company established in 1992, is a leading gaming solutions supplier and operator active in 52 regulated jurisdictions around the globe. With €1.32 billion turnover and a global workforce of approximately 5,300 employees (3,450 of which in subsidiaries and 1,850 in associates) in 2016, INTRALOT is an innovation – driven corporation focusing its product development on the customer experience. The company is uniquely positioned to offer to lottery and gaming organizations across geographies market-tested solutions and retail operational expertise. Through the use of a dynamic and omni-channel approach, INTRALOT offers an integrated portfolio of best-in-class gaming systems and product solutions & services addressing all gaming verticals (Lottery, Betting, Interactive, VLT). Players can enjoy a seamless and personalized experience through exciting games and premium content across multiple delivery channels, both retail and interactive. INTRALOT has been awarded with the prestigious WLA Responsible Gaming Framework Certification by the World Lottery Association (WLA) for its global lottery operations.

INTRALOT COMPLETES Bit8 ACQUISITION

Thursday, October 19th, 2017


The INTRALOT Group announces the signing of a Share Purchase Agreement to acquire, via INTRALOT Global Holdings BV, the remaining 65% of Bit8, a gaming technology company in Malta, in which INTRALOT first invested in 2015. Bit8 is an established gaming company with market-tested, award winning gaming platforms, stand-alone and hosted solutions and a large portfolio of international clients.

In the past two years of INTRALOT’s strategic cooperation with Bit8 the technology teams of the two companies worked closely for the development of INTRALOT’s novel CRM (Customer Relationship Management), platform PULSE, available in Retailer and Player versions that work seamlessly to enhance the value delivered to both Operators and Players.

INTRALOT GROUP CEO Antonios Kerastaris stated: “I am very excited to complete the acquisition of Bit8 by INTRALOT at the end of a two-year joint product development partnership that has secured for INTRALOT, among other benefits, PULSE, a world-class CRM system.
PULSE has become a major pillar of our Digital Transformation strategy for Lottery Modernization and a strategic asset in our product portfolio. Bit8 today becomes a full member of the INTRALOT family, carrying enormous promise for future growth and product development by playing an important role in the successful deployment of our “All About the Player“ product design strategy.”

Bit8 Founder Angelo Dalli, who remains in the Board of Directors of Bit8 offering strategic advice for further development stated: “I am thrilled for the success of our cooperation with INTRALOT and today’s development that promises to bring a new cycle of growth, portfolio enhancement, and international recognition for Bit8. Like every Founder who has worked hard for the creation of a successful company I am proud about the company’s evolution and look forward to our future cooperation to reach new targets.”

Intralot presents integrated digital transformation strategy at the EL Congress 2017 in Krakow

Monday, May 29th, 2017

INTRALOT, as a Premium Partner of the European Lotteries Association, participates at the 9th EL Congress “New Directions”, which will take place at Krakow, June, 5-8. During the Congress INTRALOT will present an expanded portfolio of ground-breaking solutions designed to support Lotteries’ modernization by focusing on digital technology and on the personalization of player experiences through all distribution channels and gaming verticals.

Mr. Antonios Kerastaris, INTRALOT Group CEO, stated: “We are excited to meet our valuable European customers and friends at the EL Congress in Krakow. Lotteries around the world have embarked on a digital transformation process that creates enormous opportunities for growth in the gaming industry. At INTRALOT we have developed an integrated digital transformation strategy in retail supported by our best-of-breed, flexible, reliable, modular and secure solutions, which are key in delivering future sustainable growth.”

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Intralot’s new corporate advertising campaign highlights corporate assets

Tuesday, April 25th, 2017

Intralot’ s new corporate campaign reflects our player-centric product innovation driven by 25 years of experience in gaming and our reliable technologies aiming at modernizing lotteries in the digital era, our commitment to responsible gaming and sustainable growth and our strategy for growth through partnerships in a world of endless possibilities.

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The 360° Sports Betting Experience

Thursday, December 3rd, 2015

Nowadays, the sports betting market has become more competitive than ever. Players are exposed to a countless number of online betting and information websites, as well as sports-specific information and price-comparison websites, making the situation more sophisticated and demanding than ever. Player loyalty has become an issue of growing concern for operators, since the easy access to multiple websites has led them to seek out the best offer, instead of remaining loyal to a particular brand. As a result, skills and methods for customer acquisition and customer retention are being seriously questioned and re-evaluated by operators.

This is a challenge that both suppliers and operators need to face and become more creative in their offerings and loyalty plans, so as to satisfy the new players’ needs and become the brand of choice for the new age consumers. Understanding and analyzing the patterns and habits of the customer is the key to building a sustainable business model. Technological innovation, multiple delivery channels, omni-channel approach, competitive odds, exciting content, and targeted, customized marketing strategies, all can contribute to operators’ commercial success.

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The New Customer Journey

Monday, September 8th, 2014

* Article by Fivi Rondiri, Corporate Marketing Coordinator at Intralot, at Public Gaming Magazine

How do you know what your customers really want? The best way to figure that out is to step into their shoes and see what their journey with your brand looks like. Their customer journey, that is. The customer journey is not only the sale but rather a complete mapping of how a customer becomes aware of your brand, how they interact with it and what happens afterward. (more…)

Reconstructing the parts, Synthesizing into the whole: Rethinking the Gaming Experience

Wednesday, June 18th, 2014

* Interview of George Zenzefilis, Intralot Group Chief Products & Services Officer, at Public Gaming magazine

PGRI Introduction: INTRALOT’s booth is buzzing with activity at the ICE Totally Gaming show in London. George Zenzefilis just completed a panel discussion at the ICE Conference on Accelerating the adoption of new technology. It’s hard for a panel discussion to get past the surface and deep into the real issues. So I asked George if we might have a discussion to drill down. What emerged is a comprehensive perspective that helps me to better understand how so many moving parts relate to, and interact with, each other. As a business driven technologist whose mission is to focus his team on the player experience, George has a gift for simplifying otherwise complex issues. (more…)

INTRALOT: Engaging through Mobile Lottery

Tuesday, May 27th, 2014

* Article at the European Lotteries Magazine, April 2014

With the startling increase of smartphones and tablets, mobile technology is now omnipresent and universal. The mobile device has become a very convenient tool to handle emails or allowing users to surf to the Web or interact with their friends in the social media. Mobile is like a highly skilled P.A. that discovers the most effective business trip itineraries, finds data on business deals, takes care of shopping or appointments on the go, and the relevant list of services keeps growing as more apps are being added. (more…)

Sportsbetting: the king of gaming

Wednesday, February 19th, 2014

* Nikolaos Konstakis, Intralot Group Head of Trading, talks to eGaming Review about what it takes to successfully serve the new sportsbetting landscape.

Sportsbetting continuously reconfirms its dominant position within the gaming industry. In an increasingly competitive environment where operators are exploring the dynamics of new games, numbers confirm that sportsbetting remains the king of any gaming product portfolio. Notwithstanding new games taking a piece of the gaming pie, sportsbetting not only maintains its primary position but steadily gains revenue growth. (more…)