INTRALOT ENTERS CZECH LOTTERY MARKET COOPERATING WITH “FORTUNA” -EARLY LAUNCH WITH 700 POS
Group is pleased to announce the launch of operations in the Czech Republic, implementing its cooperation with FORTUNA sázková kancelář, a.s., a subsidiary of Fortuna Entertainment Group N.V., (“Fortuna”), a leading operator of fixed-odds betting, with outlets across Central and Eastern Europe. INTRALOT has supplied Fortuna with the central system and intends to provide up to 3,500 lottery terminals for the operation of lottery games (numerical, fast and instant games). The launch is taking place today, with a network of more than 700 terminals that are already in operation; the number of which will rise to about 1,000 within weeks. The duration of the contract isten (10) years.
According to the facilities management agreement signed by the two parties, INTRALOT has undertaken the obligation to provide Fortuna with the central lottery infrastructure, its cutting-edge LOTOS™ O/S, the lottery terminals and additional services. INTRALOT is expected to complete the installation of its terminals within 2012. This, complemented with Fortuna’s nationwide retail network, which will incorporate a variety of outlet types, guarantees the success of the project.
“Fortuna is launching its operations much earlier than expected and is ready to provide a wide portfolio of gaming offerings to its customers in Czech Republic. So far, we have managed to develop a wide network of well-placed PoS that we are planning to expand further. We are confident that together with our experienced technological vendor, INTRALOT, we will manage to become the market leader of the country and recreate its gaming world”, commented Mr. Martin Illner, CEO of Fortuna Lottery.
“We are pleased to cooperate with Fortuna, a strong player in Central Europe, in our strategic decision to enter the very promising Czech market. INTRALOT has supported the early launch of the project and will also secure its smooth and successful operation. Fortuna’s extended experience of the local market, together with INTRALOT’s international know-how guarantee the positive results of the project”, stated Mr. Fotis Mavroudis, Managing Director Europe/North Africa Region of INTRALOT Group.
The Czech Republic with a population of nearly 11 million people and a €17.700 GDP per capita is one of the most stable and prosperous countries of Central and Eastern Europe.
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 & 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.