Greek lottery supplier INTRALOT has become a strategic partner of the Georgia Lottery Corporation, helping the lottery to implement its strategy for monitoring and accounting for coin operated amusement machines.

New laws regulating coin operated amusement machines (COAM) came into force last year following the signing of bill HB487 by Governor Nathan Deal in April 2013. The bill changed the oversight and regulation of the machines from the Georgia Department of Revenue to the Georgia Lottery.

INTRALOT’s North American subsidiary, INTRALOT Inc, which is based in the state in Duluth, will provide start-up services and operation of its iGEM Central Monitoring and Accounting System. This includes the associated central site equipment, site controllers for the location venues, wide area communications that are needed to connect the site controllers to the central system, as well as reporting, training, staffing and other support services as required by the contract.

In total, around 6,000 locations and over 26,000 amusement machines will be monitored through INTRALOT’s iGEM Central Monitoring System.

The initial eight-year contract will commence on January 1st 2015 and run through December 31st 2022. The deal may be extended for three additional one-year extensions.

“We look forward to partnering with INTRALOT in implementing a communications network to provide for auditing, reporting and regulation of the COAM industry,” said Debbie Alford, president and CEO of the Georgia Lottery Corporation. “The system will assist the Georgia Lottery Corporation in meeting the requirements for the administration and enforcement of laws related to coin operated amusement machines in Georgia.

Tom Little, president and CEO of INTRALOT Inc, said that the company was pleased to be the strategic partner to assist the lottery in implementing its strategy for monitoring and accounting for the coin operated amusement machines from the very beginning.

“We are extremely happy to have signed a contract with one of the most prominent lotteries in the US,” he said.

INTRALOT Group chief operating officer Ioannis Pantoleon added: “We are really satisfied with Georgia Lottery decision to award us this new contract, our 15th contract in the US. I would like to congratulate and thank INTRALOT’s dedicated team in the US for this great success. I am confident that together with the Georgia Lottery we will successfully implement the project for the benefit of the State.”