INTRALOT SIGNS VIDEO LOTTERY MONITORING SYSTEM CONTRACT IN OHIO
After an initial record-setting two-year operations contract with the Ohio Lottery and another two year renewal of that contract, INTRALOT has been awarded a contract option to supply the Ohio Lottery with its cutting-edge VIDEO LOTTERY TERMINAL (VLT) ELECTRONIC MONITORING SYSTEM for a period up to approximately eight years to run concurrent with the online contract.
Under the added option, INTRALOT will continue to supply existing equipment and services to the Ohio Lottery while adding additional functionality with the electronic monitoring system. Up to 17,500 VLTs in seven (7) Ohio racetracks will be connected and monitored by INTRALOT’s central monitoring system which will combine with the current infrastructure INTRALOT has been operating in the State of Ohio. INTRALOT’s systems and operations in Ohio includes jobs for over 200 people in administration, operations, marketing, manufacturing, assembly and service statewide and with its facilities in Mason and Strongsville, INTRALOT will provide the state with the capabilities to meet its future needs. INTRALOT expects that a January rapid start up combined with innovative technology will also provide the state of Ohio with much needed revenue and much needed shovel ready jobs.
Interim Lottery Director, Mr. Dennis Berg stated: “We are very pleased with INTRALOT’s deployment and operation of state-of-the-art gaming systems and equipment in Ohio over the past biennium. We look forward to our continued partnership and believe the option represents excellent value for the State of Ohio and the lottery as it moves Ohio forward”.
INTRALOT USA President and CEO, Mr. Tom Little, was delighted with the decision. “The decision by the Ohio Lottery Commission to award the VLT central system monitoring option to INTRALOT further reinforces our proven performance partnership with the Ohio Lottery to maximize the benefit to education within the State. We look forward to continued support of the Lottery through the application of advanced technologies, innovative new games, and further strengthening of an already great partnership”.
INTRALOT Group CEO, Mr. Constantinos Antonopoulos, commented: “Our Group is extremely satisfied with the decision of the State of Ohio to choose INTRALOT’s cutting edge VLT monitoring system. The proven technology and extensive know-how in the operation of large scale projects has turned INTRALOT Gaming Division into a leading supplier worldwide. We are very proud of our successful cooperation with the Ohio Lottery and are looking forward to supporting their next phase of growth”.
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 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.