INTRALOT'S B-ON MAKES GAMING IN SOUTH AFRICA AVAILABLE THROUGH CELLPHONE, ATMs & WEB BANKING
GIDANI (Pty) Ltd, in which INTRALOT’s subsidiary INTRALOT South Africa is an equity member, will offer LOTTO through cellphone banking, ATMs and online banking using INTRALOT’s gaming platform B-On. This new method of playing LOTTO will initially be launched through First National Bank (FNB) of South Africa. The customers of the bank will be able to play the lottery through the new sales channels effective immediately. GIDANI will also cooperate with other banking institutions to provide the same services in the near future.
INTRALOT’s B-On innovative gaming platform, provided by INTRALOT’s subsidiary I2 (INTRALOT Interactive), is a secure and reliable interactive gaming platform, offering rich gaming experience, player club services , multichannel support and advanced services for efficient management of e-payments and e-marketing activities. The platform features various multiplayer mobile and Internet gaming capabilities, and can also support a wide range of game types involving skill, knowledge and chance. In addition, community features such as friends’ lists, matchmaking, presence, chat and instant messaging complement the rich gaming experience. B-On provides game developers with fundamental network tools to create multiplayer, connected games, as well as the essential infrastructure upon which game service providers can build and expand their gaming communities and game portfolios.
Dr. Bongani Aug Khumalo, Chairman and CEO of GIDANI, stated: “The second half of this year GIDANI will see the introduction of new and exciting National Lottery experiences every other month. This is in fulfillment of the commitment we made when we took over the running of the National Lottery of our country in October 2007 promising that South Africa will have a Lottery like no other in the world.”
Mr. Constantinos Antonopoulos, CEO of INTRALOT S.A., added: “We are very pleased that South Africa will benefit from the great advantages of our pioneering gaming platform B-On. With the new playing channels the National Lottery of South Africa will have the opportunity to raise more money for Good Causes and players will enjoy more exciting gaming experiences.”
Dr. Yannis Rondiris, COO of GIDANI and CEO of INTRALOT South Africa, commented: “INTRALOT, as the technology provider of GIDANI has been working hard, in order to offer to South Africa unique gaming products and services and the result of this endeavour is a state-of-the-art National Lottery. The advanced technological status of many industries in South Africa (Banking, Retail, etc.) has made such a sales channel a reality.”
GIDANI, in which INTRALOT’s subsidiary INTRALOT South Africa is an equity member, the biggest shareholder after the Government of South Africa, undertook the operation of the National Lottery of South Africa in October 2007 following an international tender. GIDANI has promised and is currently leading the National Lottery of South Africa into a new era.
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.