SPOR TOTO ORGANISATION OF TURKEY CHOOSES INTRALOT
Inteltek, a joint venture formed by INTRALOT Group and Cukorova Group, has been selected as the successful vendor, following an international tender, to supply and operate an integrated on-line system and services to SPOR TOTO Organisation of Turkey.
The 5 years agreement includes the launch of 8 sport games and the installation of a network of up to 6,000 terminals throughout Turkey. It is worth mentioning that a key element of this agreement is the use of alternative distribution channels such as telephony networks (mobile and fixed), Internet and digital T.V. In this respect, it is foreseen that all service providers of Turkey will become electronic agents of the sport games. Operations are scheduled to commence at the beginning of 2003.
Moreover, INTRALOT and Cukorova Group will support and promote the usage of digital networks of sales and therefore will establish a second company as an electronic agent, which is expected to become the leading one of SPOR TOTO’s games. Those activities will be based on the customer base and infrastructure of Cukorova Group and INTRALOT’s technology systems.
The joint venture, Inteltek, constitutes a partnership between Cukorova Holding Group, which is the main shareholder, and INTRALOT. The Cukorova Group is one of the largest corporations in Turkey and holds dominant position in the Banking, Telecom, and Media sectors such as “Turkcell”, mobile phone company that is the market leader with a 65% share, “Super On-Line”, an Internet provider with a 55% share of the market and, “Digiturk”, the only digital T.V platform with 850,000 subscribers.
INTRALOT’s CEO, Mr. Constantinos Antonopoulos stated that “INTRALOT’s sophisticated technology and Cukorova’s dominant position in the telecom and media sector will further enhance the Turkish sports games market. It will boost the revenues of SPOR TOTO Organization and will increase significantly the financing of sports in Turkey. This award demonstrates INTRALOT’s leading role in the lottery industry”.
INTRALOT is engaged in the development of integrated gaming systems and provides multiple services related to the design, development, operation and support of games. Based on its extensive know how, advanced product development specifications and substantial experience in organizing and operating lottery games, INTRALOT can offer its clients custom-made integrated solutions, which ensure maximum efficiency and absolute security. Following a highly successful period of rapid growth, INTRALOT is ranked 3rd in revenues and 2nd in profits, based on 2001 financial results, among lottery suppliers worldwide, and maintains a steady course towards the leading position in the global market. Today the company has secured an important position in the European and South American markets while is expanding its presence in North America and S.E. Asia.