Greek gaming and lottery supplier INTRALOT has been selected as the new technology provider for Premier Lotteries Ireland, the consortium that has been granted the next licence to operate the Irish National Lottery.

As technology provider, INTRALOT will provide set up, maintenance and support of new lottery software platforms and terminals for the National Lottery in Ireland.

It follows the award of a twenty-year licence last month to Premier Lotteries Ireland, a consortium comprising of UK National Lottery operator Camelot and Irish state-owned postal services provider An Post.

Under the ten-year agreement, INTRALOT will provide its LOTOS O/S On-line Gaming Computer System for the operation and administration of lottery and instant games over both the retail POS network, as well as across internet and mobile channels.

John Pantoleon, INTRALOT group chief operating officer, said he was “delighted” to announce the company’s new contract in Ireland.

“I am confident that our global experience and cutting-edge technology together with the operational capabilities of Premier Lotteries Ireland will yield excellent results for the benefit of Ireland and bring exciting gaming experiences to the Irish players,” he said.

The technology suite will also include INTRALOT’s CRM solution and LOTOS Horizon content management software platform. In addition, INTRALOT will supply more than 4,000 of its Photon terminals that are based on INTRALOT’s cutting-edge Icon Digital Imaging Technology.

Dermot Griffin, CEO designate of Premier Lotteries Ireland, said: “Premier Lotteries Ireland is looking forward to working with INTRALOT, as its technology partner to transform the National Lottery and our customers’ gaming experience.  

“INTRALOT’s state-of-the-art Photon terminals will be rolled-out to retailers across the country to provide a more interactive touch screen experience and implementing its range of LOTOS systems to underpin greater game and channel innovation.”

INTRALOT has set-up a new subsidiary, INTRALOT Ireland, which will be responsible for the implementation and configuration of these platforms. It will offer maintenance, support and repair services for the delivered software and terminals, as well as on-going consultancy services for the complete project term.

Additional options from INTRALOT’s product portfolio have also been made available to Premier Lotteries Ireland for the duration of the contract.

The new licence for the Irish National Lottery is expected to become effective from October of this year, with Premier Lotteries Ireland taking over the full operation of the National Lottery within a year following transition.

Shares in INTRALOT S.A (Co. Data) (ASE:INLOT) are currently trading down marginally by 0.85 per cent at €2.34 per share in Athens this afternoon.