Lottery News

Intralot Australia, a subsidiary of the Greek lottery solutions provider, has extended its contract with the Lotteries Commission of Western Australia (Lotterywest) for a further three years.

The agreement also includes provisions for two further extensions of one year, which if exercised will see Intralot provide Lotterywest with technology and related services through to 2019.

The contract has also been amended to upgrade the central system to use Intralot’s flagship Central System LOTOS O/S and for the supplier to provide the lottery with its latest interactive platform B-On, as well as its Horizon interactive multimedia platform.

The amendment has been signed as part of a major project underway at the lottery to redesign the technology for its retailers, and to create a new, high-tech image among customers. Intralot’s Photon and Genion terminals, and its self-service device Gablet, will be rolled out to Lotterywest retailers.

This push will also see Lotterywest launch a mobile offering, using the supplier’s patent pending end-to-end solution, Mobile Lottery. The product is available for iOS and Android mobile and tablet devices, with Intralot claiming it will boost interaction and social engagement.

Lotterywest chief executive Jan Stewart said she was delighted to have extended her company’s contract with Intralot.

“They have been a valued business partner and we look forward to this very positive arrangement continuing over the years ahead,” Stewart continued. “We are confident that the technology and other expertise that INTRALOT have offered us will contribute to the success of this important Retail Transformation project which we have undertaken.”

The companies first began working together in April 2007, after Intralot was selected following an international tender process.

The supplier’s group chief operations officer Ioannis Pantoleon said that over the past seven years the companies had worked closely together, and that he was proud of the efforts made to modernise the lottery’s operations, and increase sales.

“We look forward to continuing our successful cooperation to the benefit of their players and stakeholders,” he added.

His colleague, group managing director of Oceania Antonis Markopoulos, added that he believed the continued cooperation would help the lottery succed in offering a new experience for retailers and a stronger gaming experience for players.

Shares in Intralot SA (Co.Data) (ASE:INLOT) are currently trading up 0.52 per cent at €1.94 pence per share in Athens this morning.