Press Release

DOUBLE ACHIEVEMENT: MALTCO LOTTERIES LTD RECEIVES WLA AND EL CERTIFICATIONS ON RESPONSIBLE GAMING
24/04/2014

Maltco Lotteries Ltd. has recently added two major milestones to its portfolio, whereby it was accredited with the highest level of Responsible Gaming Certification (Level 4) by the World Lottery Association (WLA); and also received the Responsible Gaming Certification from the European Lotteries (EL) Association, the two leading Lottery Associations worldwide with more than 100 International Members being affiliated to them.

“We are very proud in Maltco to achieve this double certification. This is a great achievement for our company, being the first ever local company to achieve such prestigious certifications, while it is also a distinction for the whole country,” commented Maltco’s CEO, Dr. Ioannis Katakis. “With such an important accreditation, Malta through Maltco Lotteries will make a global impact and will gain an excellent reputation on an international scale.”

“Responsible gaming is an integral part of the INTRALOT Group policy and Maltco as a member of the Group is indeed very happy to adhere the responsible gaming practices in order to offer to our players exciting, but at the same time secure gaming experiences”, he added.

Mr. Jean-Luc Moner-Banet, President of the WLA, added that: “This is indeed an accomplishment for the company who has been certified with a level 4 certification, being the highest level that a lottery can attain in this certification”.

The President of EL, Mr. Friedrich Stickler, commented: “Being recognized by the European Lotteries on such an important subject is indeed a huge landmark not only for Maltco Lotteries but also for Malta. I congratulate all the Maltco’s team for the hard work they have put towards this project”.

Maltco was audited by an international audit firm who found the company to be aligned with all the requirements to acquire these certifications. The company reaffirmed that whilst wanting players to entertain themselves, it also encourages them regularly to play in a very responsible way.

On behalf of Maltco Lotteries Ltd. Dr. Ioannis Katakis thanked both the WLA and the EL for this recognition and committed to further enhance the company’s dedication to the responsible gaming principles. The EL official Certification ceremony will be held next June in Lisbon, during the EL Industry Days, whilst the WLA official Certification will be held in Rome, on the framework of the World Lottery Summit, next November.

About Maltco Lotteries Ltd
Maltco Lotteries Ltd, subsidiary of the INTRALOT Group, established in 2004 is the exclusive Operator of the National Lottery Games and Additional Games for Malta. It is fully regulated and licensed by the Lotteries and Gaming Authority. Innovation, dedication, responsible gaming and good practices place Maltco amongst the top Companies in Malta. The company offers secure and reliable numeric and sports games to its players. The games are offered through all Maltco Lotteries’ dedicated points of sale.

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 57 jurisdictions, more than 5.700 people and revenues of €1,54 billion for 2013, INTRALOT has established its presence on all 5 continents.

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Ms Persa Kartsoli, Head of Corporate and Public Relations, Phone: +30-210 6156000, Fax: +30-210 6106800, email: kartsoli@intralot.com - www.intralot.com