INTRALOT SIGNS CONTRACT EXTENSION IN NEW ZEALAND UNTIL 2020
INTRALOT’s subsidiary in New Zealand, INTRALOT NZ Ltd, has signed a heads of an agreement with the Department of Internal Affairs (DIA) for an integrated gambling platform (IGP) that will complement the proven electronic monitoring system (EMS) of 19,000 non-casino gaming machines until 2020. An integrated on-line system to manage all gambling activity in the country’s 1,470 pubs and clubs will improve the integrity of the gaming sector and the transparency of grants to the community.
EMS was introduced by INTRALOT in March 2007 to track and monitor gaming machine operations in pubs and clubs, ensuring the integrity of games and the accurate accounting of money.
“EMS provided the Department with a significant system to improve compliance with the Gambling Act 2003,” said Mr. Mike Hill, Internal Affairs Director of Gambling Compliance, “and the IGP project will expand our compliance capabilities further. There will also be benefits for the wider community through the provision of more transparent information about the gambling sector.”
The first results of the IGP will be seen next year when the Department and sector move from a paper-based licensing system to electronic licensing.
“Several factors were involved in our decision to develop the IGP with INTRALOT including financial, leveraging off existing and proven systems, the early delivery of benefits to the sector and comprehensive, locally based project management,” Mr. Mike Hill said and added “We have each built on our experience with the development and running of EMS to produce an excellent, lower risk deal for both sides and for the wider community.”
INTRALOT Group General Director of Strategy, Mr. John Katakis, said: “We are really pleased with the extension of our contract in New Zealand, since it ratifies the trust and confidence on behalf of DIA. This is the result of the efficient and mutually beneficial cooperation we had with DIA in implementing successfully the EMS project and achieving a high level operating service performance out of EMS. The state-of-the-art services provided through EMS helped both DIA and the gambling sector to improve its efficiency in compiling with the Gambling Act. We both believe that EMS will improve further the effectiveness, transparency, and integrity of the surveillance of the country’s gaming sector through the addition of the IGP services. Our dedicated teams both in New Zealand and Greece will work hard with the same commitment and methodology in cooperation with DIA, so as to provide a cutting-edge integrated gambling platform. When completed EMS will be unique of its kind globally.”
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. It’s 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 morethan 50 countries, with approximately 5.000 people and revenues of €903.6 million for 2009, INTRALOT has established its presence on all 5 continents.