INTRALOT WINS THE ON-LINE CONTRACT IN WASHINGTON D.C.
INTRALOT USA, following an international tender, has been awarded a contract for the provision of an on-line gaming system, including associated gaming products and support services with the DC Lottery and Charitable Games Control Board (DCLB). The contract has an initial term of five (5) years with an extension option for up to four (4) additional years.
The contract entails the provision of a state of the art central system, a back-up system, an Internal Control System, 625+ terminals and related peripheral equipment, and the necessary software. Additionally, INTRALOT will provide the telecommunications system and related equipment, implementation services and facilities management. INTRALOT will also provide new and innovative gaming opportunities to the DCLB as well as support for marketing and promotions.
The DCLB is a proud agency of the District of Columbia. Its mission is to provide District residents with financial benefits through the sale of lottery products and support of charitable organizations pursuant to gaming regulations. They are a vital component in aiding the city's economy, thereby benefiting all residents of the District of Columbia, as well as suburban commuters and tourists. They support economic development and provide funds to support services such as education, recreation and parks, public safety, housing, and senior and child services. The DCLB is also the licensing agent for all Charitable Gaming in the District of Columbia.
The DCLB began its operations in 1982. Since then they have contributed over $1.6 billion to good causes. In the fiscal year 2008, the Lottery generated revenue of $253.3 million dollars, awarded its players $135.0 million dollars in prizes and transferred $70.3 million dollars to the city. They also helped local charities raise 4.7 million dollars in support of social causes.
Mr. Buddy Roogow, Executive Director of the D.C. Lottery and Charitable Games DCLB stated: “We are very excited about our new partnership with INTRALOT. This new contract will mark the beginning of a new era for the D.C. Lottery as well as the citizens of the District of Columbia. INTRALOT has provided us with a solid, well thought out, new and innovative marketing plan with exciting new game opportunities from their vast library of games that we believe will make a significant positive impact on our bottom line. We are very much looking forward to this partnership with INTRALOT in order to modernize the DC Lottery and increase its contribution to good causes.”
INTRALOT Group CEO, Mr. Constantinos Antonopoulos, stated: “We are very pleased that INTRALOT has been awarded this new contract in the U.S.A. Being chosen to provide leading technical and marketing solutions for the Nations Capital makes us proud as it recognizes our commitment to delivering significant value to our Lottery partners. The DCLB has already shown us that we share the same philosophies towards innovation and social responsibility and we very much look forward to working closely with them to implement exciting new games and promotions that will benefit the Lottery, the District and its citizens.”
INTRALOT USA President and CEO, Mr. Tom Little, added: “We are very pleased with this new opportunity. It is the 11th Lottery and the 13th contract for us in the highly competitive U.S. market. This project provides us with the opportunity to introduce new products and distribution channels to the U.S. Lottery market that are very popular internationally.
INTRALOT is also pleased to announce our D.C. partnership with Veteran Services Corporation of Washington D.C. Veteran Services Corporation is led by its CEO, Emmanuel A. Baileyand its President of Gaming Division Rebecca Dirden Mattingly, who was the former Secretary of the Florida Lottery. They will add value to this project by applying their intimate knowledge of the local market. Our state-of-the-art products and exceptional services combined with their local knowledge and resources will make significant contributions to the future success of the Lottery.”
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 morethan 50 countries, with 5,000 people and revenues of €903.6 million for 2009, INTRALOT has established its presence on all 5 continents.