Press Release

INTRALOT CELEBRATES CHINESE NEW YEAR WITH A GREAT SYSTEM PERFORMANCE IN TAIWAN
05/04/2007

INTRALOT, the new technology supplier of the local gaming operator, Taiwan Lottery Company (TLC), successfully handled the surplus of demand of lottery games, in Taiwan.

 

The new gaming infrastructure provided by INTRALOT administered more than 23 million transactions in 4700 Points of Sales (POS) during the Chinese New Year celebrations, from 17 to 25 February, for a total sales volume exceeding 62m€.

 

The dynamics brought by INTRALOT’s integrated gaming solutions, did not only concern the exemplary processing of the increased volume of transactions during the festivities period, but have also seen an increase of sales per Retailer of about 20% compared to the previous 2 years, even before the Chinese New Year period began. Of the 4700 active Retailers, all of them handicapped people who –by law- are exclusively allowed to operate lottery POS, half saw daily sales exceeding 5,000€, with the top-selling one reaching 30,000€.

 

With the new system’s launch, playing opportunities for the players have been enriched: three games have daily draws. A single ticket won a jackpot of 18m€ on Friday, one of the largest jackpots in the history of Taiwan’s Lottery. All that, within the first 2 months of the new system’s launch.

 

The project’s opening foreboded its bright future perspectives, with the “Big-Bang” launch of a 4.600-terminal network. By comparison, the previous provider started with approximately 3.000 terminals.

 

According to Mr. Tzeng, who had the top sales volume in Taipei, total sales volume during the Chinese New Year holidays escalated three times more than usual. The 5-day sales amount recorded from 19 to 23 February has reached 50% of the average monthly sales. People stood in line for three to five minutes to purchase a lottery ticket. Mr. Tzeng even sought the help of extra manpower during the holidays. He says that he has confidence in February’s sales volume reaching new highs.

 

“Since the launch of Taiwan Lottery nationwide two months ago, the lottery industry is already benefiting from the joint effort of INTRALOT, cooperative partners and retailers. During the Chinese New Year holidays from 17 to 25 February, our total sales volume grew phenomenally to exceed €62 million, and 6/49 Lotto sales volume on 23 February alone exceeded €24 million, a historical feat for Taiwan Lottery. We believe that with our ongoing partnership with INTRALOT, the upgraded system and solutions, the Taiwan lottery industry can only thrive”, said Ruu-Tian Chang, President of Taiwan Lottery Company.

 

INTRALOT CEO, Mr. Constantinos Antonopoulos stated: “We are very pleased to provide a technically superior lottery solution in Taiwan, one of the most technologically sophisticated countries in the world. We are confident that INTRALOT’s state-of-art gaming system will enable TLC to score even higher records.
INTRALOT commits itself to keep delivering quality, security and reliability, for the good of TLC, the retailers’ network, the players and the entire local community”.

 

INTRALOT, a public company listed on the ASE, is the second biggest supplier of integrated gaming and transaction processing systems, innovative game content and value added services to state-licensed gaming organizations worldwide. It’s broad portfolio of products & services, its know-how of Lottery, Betting & Video Lottery operations, its experience in sports games and its leading-edge technology, give INTRALOT a competitive advantage, which contributes directly to customers’ efficiency, profitability and growth. With 39 subsidiaries, 8 business offices, more than 3,600 people and revenues of €700 M (?) for 2006, INTRALOT’s footprint straddles five continents.