INTRALOT BECOMES TECHNOLOGY PARTNER OF SISAL
INTRALOT Group announces that it has signed a contract to provide the Italian lottery and sports betting operator, SISAL S.p.A., with 15.000 terminals and associated services for its extended sales network throughout Italy.
INTRALOT will provide SISAL with 15.000 state-of-the-art microLot terminals that along with the related peripherals will be connected online to SISAL’s Central System. MicroLot terminals will be equipped with scanner document reader, while SISAL has the option to utilize in its network the eyeLOT camera reader, based on INTRALOT’s innovative Icon Digital Imaging Technology. Moreover, INTRALOT will provide consulting and maintenance services.
SISAL, founded in 1946, is one of the leading gaming operators in the Italian market. It operates two of the most popular games in Italy: SuperEnalotto - with turnover reaching €3.3 billion in 2009 – and Win for Life with turnover of over € 579 million since the product launched on September 29, 2009. The company is operating under the authorization of the Italian State, under the auspices of AAMS, for the management of lottery games, pool games, sport and horse betting, slot machines and consumer services. Currently, SISAL has a 12.3% share of the Italian gaming market. The group’s volume of business increased 43% in 2009 reaching €9,4 billion.
Mr. Emilio Petrone, CEO of SISAL S.p.A., commented: “I believe that selecting INTRALOT as a primary technological partner for our sales network is a step forward in SISAL’s commitment to excellence. I am confident that the agreement will bring further added value to our products, retail network and consumers.”
Mr. Constantinos Antonopoulos, INTRALOT Group CEO, stated: “We are very satisfied with our new contract with SISAL, one of the leading gaming operators in the highly competitive Italian market. The fact that we have been selected to equip such a large scale retail network ratifies our dedication to technological excellence. We are determined to honor SISAL’s confidence and provide them with our cutting-edge products and services, while at the same time we are looking forward to expanding our cooperation in the gaming sector”.
INTRALOT, a public listed company, is the leading supplier of integrated gaming and transaction processing systems, innovative game content and sports betting management, to state-licensed gaming organizations worldwide. Its broad portfolio of products & services, its know-how of Lottery, Betting & 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 50 countries, with 5,000 people and revenues of €1.1 billion for 2008, INTRALOT has established its presence on all 5 continents.
SISAL, in 1946, was the first company in Italy to introduce pool games based on the Italian football championship. Today, SISAL is a widespread Group that, under authorization from the Italian Government, manages lottery and tote related games such as SuperEnalotto, Win for Life, Tris, Totocalcio, Totogol, Big Match and Big Race. SISAL also operates in the Bingo market and via Sisal MatchPoint, a wholly owned SISAL subsidiary, operates in the betting market offering horse and sports betting through a network of 140 betting shops, over 600 sport betting retailers and about 3100 horse race betting retailers. SisalSlot, a wholly owned SISAL subsidiary, manages legal gambling through Amusement With Prize machines. SISAL has also developed online gaming via a dedicated website for the betting market – www.matchpoint.it - which offers not only interesting previews for fans (see real-time football results), but also offers betting, bingo and online poker. It’s one of the most appreciated websites in the gaming market. The company has a network of 38,000 retailers equipped with real-time terminals. Through its network, SISAL also provides nearly 300 non-gaming related products, such as recharging mobile phones, money transfer and financial services.