INTRALOT AWARDED THE IDAHO LOTTERY's ONLINE SYSTEM CONTRACT
INTRALOT USA has received a Notice of Intent to Award a contract for the provision of an on-line Lottery system from the Idaho Lottery. The intent to award was announced at the Idaho Commission meeting, held at Lottery headquarters in Boise on April 11, 2006. The conversion to the new system will commence February 19, 2007. The contract is for seven years with an option to extend for up to three years. Total revenue from the contract, including extensions and options, will be approximately 30 million dollars. The award follows on the heels of INTRALOT’s successful conversion of the Montana Lottery system, implemented on March 31st of this year.
The new integrated system represents the second IBM-based system that INTRALOT will install in the US market. In addition to the online gaming system, INTRALOT will supply Pass Through services for up to 300 concurrent instant games including validations, activations, settlements and reporting. The new system will also allow the Lottery to expand operations from 22 hours per day to 24 hours per day, 7 days a week, including all holidays.
INTRALOT S.A. CEO, Mr. Constantinos Antonopoulos stated: “With the successful award by the Idaho Lottery, INTRALOT proves once again its capacity to provide advanced gaming solutions to its clients by offering an excellent product at a fair price. We are sure that our relationship with the Idaho Lottery will be mutually advantageous and rewarding to INTRALOT and the State of Idaho”.
INTRALOT USA President and CEO, Tom Little, commented: “We are very pleased with the Idaho award and their show of confidence in INTRALOT. We look forward to working with the Lottery and building a long and beneficial partnership. With the addition of our third U.S. contract, we will continue to build on our success and our reputation of providing not only superior technology but unsurpassed service to our clients.”
Roger Simmons, Director of the Idaho Lottery, said: “We’re looking forward to beginning contract discussions with INTRALOT. Based on the evaluation teams’ diligent and thorough evaluation of both INTRALOT’s and GTECH’s bids, which involved analyzing and scoring their technical capabilities, equipment and service offerings and pricing, as well as visits to vendor sites and interviews with other lottery executives, we determined that INTRALOT was the lowest cost responsive and responsible bidder for the Lottery and the state. In particular, the high praise that was received from both Nebraska Lottery and the Montana Lottery staff, combined with the recent successful Montana Lottery conversion, provided us with the assurances that we needed that INTRALOT was, indeed, the right choice for Idaho.”
INTRALOT, the first non-US company to penetrate the US market, will begin contract negotiations with the Lottery later this month. The new contract brings technology upgrades to Idaho through INTRALOT’s LOTOS™ O/S On-line Gaming Computer System on the IBM AIX platform. INTRALOT will initially install up to 950 of its CORONIS full-function, high-end compact terminals for retailer locations across the State. Peripheral devices will include INTRALOT’s high volume printer, LCD Player Transaction Displays and the Lottery’s choice of a 12” Starlite display or a 15” Player Advertising Display. A state-of-the-art satellite network will be utilized to link retailer terminals to the central system. The Lottery also has the option to locate the primary data center and all other support functions, such as marketing support, maintenance and repair, hotline, field operations and warehousing at a facility in Boise.
All equipment, software and related services will support the increase of sales through the development and implementation of customized and innovative marketing and promotional programs.
INTRALOT, a public company listed on the ASE, is a leading supplier of integrated gaming and transaction processing systems, innovative game content and value added services to state-licensed gaming organizations worldwide. Its broad portfolio of products & services, its know-how of Lottery, Betting & Video Lottery operations, its experience in sports games and its leading-edge technology, give INTRALOT a competitive advantage, which contributes directly to customers’ efficiency, profitability and growth. With 35 subsidiaries, 8 business offices, 3.000 people and