INTRALOT: LICENSE FOR EUROPEAN HORSE RACING POOL IN POLAND
INTRALOT’s subsidiary in Poland, TOTOLOTEK, has been granted a license by the Polish Government to operate on the European Pool of the Swedish Horse Racing Totalisator Board, ATG, which offers betting on Swedish horse races in a number of countries. Prizes of successful players of ATG are calculated either on the amount played locally in each country (local pool), as was with Totolotek up to now, or on total amounts played throughout Europe (European pool), as will be the case for Totolotek from now on.
International wagering on Swedish racing has grown rapidly since the start of international operations in 1999. Betting on Swedish races with international prize pools are now offered on a regular basis in 12 countries worldwide: Denmark, Norway, Finland, Germany, Austria, Netherlands, Estonia, Malta and now Poland, as well as in South Africa, USA, Australia.
ATG grants its cooperation through agreements with prominent betting companies who have necessary licences and have the acceptance of the local horseracing industry. TOTOLOTEK is the exclusive betting distributor of the Polish Horse Track and the biggest Fixed Odds Betting operator in the country.
Thus, TOTOLOTEK, which had already included the Swedish races in its racing games portfolio, from now on will provide to its players the opportunity to take part in big european Jackpots and gain substantially bigger prizes. This in return is expected to increase TOTOLOTEK horse betting sales significantly, reinforcing the dynamic expansion of its network that currently comprises of almost 500 points of sale, the biggest in Poland.
INTRALOT S.A. CEO, Mr Constantinos Antonopoulos, stated: “This cooperation is in line with INTRALOT’s expansion strategy, forming part of the networks that are created among countries worldwide. TOTOLOTEK’s successful course during the last years is indicative of the potential of the polish market of 40 million inhabitants. We are confident that INTRALOT’s investment in the country will continue to grow to the benefit of all parties involved”.
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. It’s 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 40 countries, with 4.000 people and revenues of €791,4 m. for 2006, INTRALOT has established its presence on all 5 continents.