INTRALOT & FIFA E.W.S SIGN COOPERATION AGREEMENT TO PROMOTE & PROTECT FOOTBALL INTEGRITY
INTRALOT signed a cooperation agreement with FIFA’s subsidiary Early Warning System (EWS) becoming an integral part of FIFA’s global endeavor to promote and protect the integrity of football. By establishing a trusted communication platform, the two parties have agreed to exchange information on irregular and suspicious betting activities, so as to detect and prevent attempted manipulation and match-fixing.
Mr. Socrates S. Kokkalis, INTRALOT Group Deputy Chief Executive Officer, stated: “Our new agreement with EWS at Group level, is the continuation of the excellent cooperation we have established since 2008, when INTRALOT subsidiary ‘Betting Company’ joined EWS’ international network of partners. Transparency and integrity are INTRALOT Group’s core values and we are very proud to be part of a global alliance that actively safeguards them.”
INTRALOT’s expertise has been applied to betting markets around the world to make INTRALOT the world’s No 1 Sports betting operator in government regulated markets, handling the largest fixed odds sports book, trading billions of sales on bets annually. Since 1999, INTRALOT has been enabling and assisting licensed lotteries and operators in diverse regulated markets worldwide to offer full betting products or has operated its own licensed operation or participated in operator joint ventures. For the core sports betting business activity, INTRALOT has established a dedicated Betting Department, which is WLA, ISO 27001 and 9001 certified for its products, services and procedures and is currently engaged, either as technology partner or commercial operator, in 18 betting projects around the world.
Since 2006, Early Warning System GmbH (EWS) has been supporting FIFA in preventing, detecting and investigating match manipulation. EWS forms an integral component of FIFA’s Integrity Initiative and the aim is to support FIFA in the protection of the integrity of football and in the implementation of FIFA’s integrity program.
INTRALOT, a public listed company established in 1992, is a leading gaming solutions supplier and operator active in 54 regulated jurisdictions around the globe. With €1.91 billion turnover and a global workforce of approximately 5,100 employees in 2015, INTRALOT is an innovation – driven corporation focusing its product development on the customer experience. The company is uniquely positioned to offer to lottery and gaming organizations across geographies market-tested solutions and retail operational expertise. Through the use of a dynamic and omni-channel approach, INTRALOT offers an integrated portfolio of best-in-class gaming systems and product solutions & services addressing all gaming verticals (Lottery, Betting, Interactive, VLT). Players can enjoy a seamless and personalized experience through exciting games and premium content across multiple delivery channels, both retail and interactive. INTRALOT has been awarded with the prestigious WLA Responsible Gaming Framework Certification by the World Lottery Association (WLA) for its global lottery operations.