INTRALOT is pleased to announce that more than 1,000 video lottery terminals established at Thistledown Racino, Cleveland Ohio, have been successfully connected to its state-of-the-art video lottery monitoring system. During the first day of Thistledown Racino’s operation, INTRALOT’s monitoring system handled millions of game plays, while an overflow crowd of players visited the venue and played the VLT games.

INTRALOT has been awarded in October 2011 the contract option to supply the Ohio Lottery with its cutting-edge Video Lottery Terminal (VLT) Electronic Monitoring System for a period up to approximately (8) eight years to run concurrent with the online contract, following an initial record-setting two-year operations contract with the Ohio Lottery and another two year renewal of that contract signed in June 2011. Thistledown Racino has become Ohio's second Racino joining Scioto Downs, which opened in Columbus and was connected to INTRALOT’s video lottery monitoring system last June. Ohio's five remaining Racinos are expected to open and connect to INTRALOT’s VLT monitoring system within the next two years.

As reported to the Ohio Lottery Commission by Lottery Director, Mr. Dennis Berg:  “I am very pleased with the successful launch of the Thistledown Racino this past Tuesday which is our second of seven Racinos to open in Ohio.  The Racino commenced sales with 1,091 VLTs connected to our central monitoring system which is operated by our gaming system vendor INTRALOT. We are pleased from an operational standpoint that the opening day event went without any technical difficulties and Thistledown had a steady stream of players throughout the evening.”

INTRALOT USA President and CEO, Mr. Tom Little, stated: “We are extremely pleased with the successful launch of the Thistledown Racino.  It is yet another significant milestone in our continued partnership with the Ohio Lottery to mutually increase State revenue and further benefit the citizens of Ohio."

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 56 jurisdictions, more than 5.500 people and revenues of €1.4 billion for 2012, INTRALOT has established its presence on all 5 continents.

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Ms Persa Kartsoli, Head of Corporate and Public Relations, Phone: +30-210 6156000, Fax: +30-210 6106800, email: -