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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 EXPANDS ITS WLA SCS & ISO 27001 CERTIFICATION IN CHILE AND THE US STATES OF LOUISIANA AND MONTANA

Wednesday, October 4th, 2017


INTRALOT has been awarded the World Lottery Association Security Control Standard
(WLA SCS:2016) and ISO/IEC 27001:2013 certification for its operations in Chile and in the States of Louisiana and Montana in the US, in line with the Group strategic priority to meet the highest global security standards.

The new certifications cover all corporate functions of each operation, formalizing the existing management systems that control the integrity of the games and corporate conduct as a whole and are complementary to the WLA SCS, ISO 27001, ISO 20000,
ISO 9001, ISO 29990 and ISO 14001 certificates of INTRALOT Headquarters in Athens, Greece.

The certifications cover the complete life cycle of system and service design, development, implementation, support and operation in a particular country. The audits were performed by TUV Nord, one of the world’s largest certification bodies which performed on-site inspections, examining the local operations.

“Boosting transparency and integrity standards is a strong prerequisite for sustainable growth and value creation in the digital era. To this end INTRALOT provides reliable systems and solutions of the highest qualifications. We are proud to extend our WLA security certification credentials in three more jurisdictions as part of the continuous improvement of our offering to players and business clients,” stated INTRALOT’s Group COO Mr. Nikos Nikolakopoulos.

Mr. Thierry Pujol, WLA SRMC Chair, added: “INTRALOT is being WLA SCS:2016 certified with 3 new jurisdictions (Chile, States of Louisiana and Montana in the USA). This is a great result for this company which was the first Associate Member of the WLA to be WLA SCS certified in 2008. The WLA SCS:2016 is now a reference in terms of transparence and governance in the lottery business industry. With a total of 137 controls WLA SCS:2016 is a strong, mature and reliable standard. As chair of the WLA Security and Risk Management Committee and on behalf of the members of this committee I would like to express my sincere congratulations to INTRALOT and all its management involved in this process.”

INTELLIGENT AND INNOVATIVE SOLUTIONS FOR LOTTERY MODERNIZATION AT NASPL 2017

Tuesday, September 12th, 2017

INTRALOT announces its participation at the NASPL exhibition as top sponsor (Level I) with a booth that features end-to-end retail and online solutions addressingLotteries’ modernization needs in the digital era. Separated in four areas, Retail Lottery, iLottery, Sports Betting, and Systems, the booth will host products and platform presentations designed to offer player engagement for all audiences and cater to retailer and operator needs with flexible reliable and secure solutions across verticals and channels.
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Intralot powers Naija Lottery in Nigeria

Wednesday, March 23rd, 2016

Nigeria welcomed the Naija lottery, technologically powered by Intralot, during an official launch ceremony on Saturday March 5, 2016, in the capital city of the country, Lagos. The launch of the Naija lottery follows the 10-year contract signed between Intralot Group subsidiary, Intralot Global Holdings, and International Lottery and Gaming Limited (ILGL) in Nigeria, to provide lottery technology and related services. The launch ceremony was held in the presence of Honorable Mr. Femi Gbajabiamila, Speaker of the House, Mr. Adolphus Joe Ekpe, Director General of National Lottery Regulatory Commission, prominent public figures and representatives of the business community.

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ICE 2015: A huge success for Intralot

Thursday, March 12th, 2015


ICE Totally Gaming Exhibition, the major lottery event of the year, took place in London, 3 to 5 February 2015, and Intralot was there once again, leading progress in the gaming industry with its complete portfolio of innovative Products and Services. Visitors of Intralot’s booth #N6-160, had the chance to explore first-hand the novel Personalized Gaming Experience and new products and services in Sports Betting, Lottery, Content, Gaming and Interactive Systems, a portfolio dedicated to fulfill our valued customers’ expectations. (more…)

Intralot successfully launches the 44th US lottery

Wednesday, September 17th, 2014

INTRALOT, Inc., the North American subsidiary of INTRALOT Group, powered the successful launch of the newest lottery in the United States. (more…)

Intralot’s operations in Oceania – 2014 will be an exciting year

Wednesday, June 25th, 2014

 

INTRALOT is proud to be reaching a decade of successful operations in Oceania. Ever since it was awarded a New Zealand government contract in early 2005 to monitor all gaming machines in the country, INTRALOT has been successfully building its local brand in the Australian and New Zealand markets and is looking ahead to further expand its presence in the region.

INTRALOT started its Australian operations in 2007 with the award of one of the two lottery licenses on offer in the State of Victoria. The company started its lottery business primarily offering instant scratch tickets (‘scratchies’) and a number of online games, such as Bingo, Lucky 3, Lucky 5, Lucky Lines, and Keno (with a jackpot of AU$2 million on offer every day). Since July 2008, these same games have also been available in Tasmania through INTRALOT’s distribution channels of local retailers and newsagents. (more…)

Around the Globe: Ioannis Pantoleon

Tuesday, June 10th, 2014

* Interview of Ioannis Pantoleon, Intralot Group Chief Operating Officer, at La Fleur’s Magazine

In Jules Verne’s 19th century classic, Around the World, in 80 Days, Phileas Fogg wagers he can circumnavigate the globe in just 80 days. That is aquaint notion in an era when the same journey today takes 80 short hours and a ton of frequent flier miles. Ioannis Pantoleon is INTRALOT’s modern-day Phileas Fogg. As INTRALOT’s COO, Pantoleon is at the company’s helm, piloting its vast and varied portfolio of offerings. (more…)