Press Release

INTRALOT OPERATIONS AT OPAP & ODIE RECEIVE DOUBLE CERTIFICATIONS. WORLD LOTTERY ASSOCIATION SECURITY CONTROL STANDARD & ISO/IEC 27001
06/09/2011

INTRALOT has been awarded with the World Lottery Association Security Control Standard (WLA SCS) and ISO/IEC 27001 certification for its operations at the Greek National Lottery, OPAP SA, and the Greek Horse Racing Organisation, ODIE SA, achieving a result of zero non-conformities against both standards.

OPAP’s certification covers all functions related to the operation and support of the lottery system, including gaming system operation activities, technical support, retailer management, and ICT operations, while ODIE’s covers all functions related to the operation and support of both the betting system and the Management Information System (MIS) for horse racing, including systems operation activities, technical support, retailer management and ICT operations.

INTRALOT, being a pioneer in the lottery sector has been the first international vendor to have been certified against the WLA SCS along with ISO/IEC 27001:2005 certification, taking the initiative for implementing an international Information Security Management System (ISMS) structure. As a result of this initiative, the OPAP and ODIE Operations of INTRALOT SA follow the certification of INTRALOT Nederlands BV according to the standards and increase the number of locations that INTRALOT has certified to five (5), extending the scope of the original certification under an international ISMS structure.

The certification processes involve an extensive examination of lottery and gaming systems and services, evaluating technologies and processes in terms of confidentiality, integrity and availability.

The final results revealed an impressive ISMS implementation, of zero non-conformities with the standards. The audit was performed by BSI Management Systems, one of the world’s largest certification bodies, accredited by ANAB. BSI performed on-site inspections, examining OPAP’s and ODIE’s operations.

Commenting on INTRALOT's two most recent certifications, WLA Executive Director Jean Jorgensen stated, "INTRALOT’s commitment is exemplary. By continuing to expand the scope of their WLA SCS certification internationally, they are proving to their customers and stakeholders that they are not only dedicated to providing them with high-quality products, but also to protecting their gaming operations."

Commenting on the certification, Dr. Christos Dimitriadis, INTRALOT Group Head of Information Security stated: “The gaming industry nowadays, highly depends on the integrity of the information systems that support it and is in need of robust information security management systems to maintain it. INTRALOT’s dedication to information security reveals the company’s very commitment to player and customer trust, while providing OPAP and ODIE with state-of-the-art service standards led to this flawless certification result.”

The World Lottery Association (WLA) is the leading platform in the global world of gaming with 144 members of state-authorized lotteries and 58 lottery suppliers. The WLA provides its members with services that help them to grow their businesses and maintain a high level of excellence. WLA services include convention organization, training and education, and the development and continuous improvement of standards for best practice in areas like lottery security and responsible gaming.

The WLA Security Control Standard, WLA SCS:2006 is a comprehensive set of controls and standards for lottery operators, of which part is applicable also for lottery service providers, including compliance with the ISO/IEC 27001:2005 Standard for information security management systems. Compliance with the WLA SCS enables a lottery to ensure the integrity, availability, and confidentiality of information vital to its secure operation.

BSI Management Systems is one of the world’s largest certification bodies, with over 64,000 certified locations and clients in more than 120 countries. Operating through a global network, BSI Management Systems provides assessment, certification and training services in all critical areas of management disciplines. BSI Management Systems is part of BSI Group, a global independent business services organization that inspires confidence and delivers assurance to customers with standards-based solutions.

 

About INTRALOT

INTRALOT, a public listed company, is the leading supplier of integrated gaming and transaction processing systems, innovative game content, sports betting management and interactive gaming services to state-licensed gaming organizations worldwide. Its broad portfolio of products & services, its know-how of Lottery, Betting, Racing & Video Lottery operations and its leading-edge technology, give INTRALOT a competitive advantage which contributes directly to customers’ efficiency, profitability and growth. With presence in more than 53 countries, with approximately 5.400 people and revenues of €1.1 billion for 2010, INTRALOT has established its presence on all 5 continents.

For more info:
Ms. Persa Kartsoli, Head of Corporate Affairs, Phone: +30-210 6156000, Fax: +30-210 6106800, email: kartsoli@intralot.com - www.intralot.com