INTRALOT: SUCCESSFUL LAUNCH OF THE IRISH NATIONAL LOTTERY
INTRALOT announces the successful transition of the National Lottery of Ireland to its cutting-edge central system and terminals. Premier Lotteries Ireland (PLI) is officially the new operator of the National Lottery for the next 20 years having won a competitive tender process with a bid of €405 million. INTRALOT Ireland, a subsidiary of the INTRALOT Group has been selected as the technology partner of PLI, in order to provide set up, maintenance and support of new lottery software platforms and terminals.
Under the new Licence, PLI had until the 30th June 2015 to complete the transition; however the ambitious transition programme began in March this year. INTRALOT and Camelot Global supported and assisted PLI to deliver the transition programme successfully and months ahead of schedule.
The transition to INTRALOT’s system was completed on Sunday November 30th morning and the Lottery’s Points of Sales were connected to the new central system. INTRALOT has provided its state-of-the-art Photon terminals, which will facilitate the growth of sales through the lottery’s extensive retail network. The new interactive lottery portal has also been successfully launched and is now available at www.lottery.ie. Players will have increased options to play online, on their mobiles and tablets.
Mr. Dermot Griffin, Chief Executive, Premier Lotteries Ireland, said: “Premier Lotteries Ireland is extremely pleased to have successfully completed transition. We have commenced operations and look forward to further developing the National Lottery and its associated games. The awarding of the licence to PLI represents the next step in what has been an incredible journey for the National Lottery so far. PLI is committed to responsibly growing the National Lottery over the next 20 years and to guaranteeing the ongoing support for good causes across Ireland.”
Mr. Nigel Railton, Chief Executive of Camelot Global, commented: “We are extremely pleased to have delivered a successful transition for Premier Lotteries Ireland. The scale, complexity and challenging timelines in which the Camelot Global project team – supported by INTRALOT and PLI staff – have successfully completed this transition are industry leading, and I would like to thank them all for their hard work over the last nine months. We have built strong relationships and look forward to continuing to work with PLI and INTRALOT in the future.”
Mr. Antonios Kerastaris, INTRALOT Group Chief Executive Officer, added: “We are very satisfied with the smooth transition of the National Lottery to our system. Our cooperation with PLI and Camelot Global has been exemplary and together we have set a solid basis for the long-term operation of the project. We are confident that the new Lottery will provide to the Irish players new gaming experiences in a responsible way while increasing revenues for good causes.”
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 57 jurisdictions, more than 5.500 people and revenues of €1,54 billion for 2013, INTRALOT has established its presence on all 5 continents.