INTRALOT SUPPORTS THE SCIENTIFIC RESEARCH ON GAMBLING AND WAGERING
INTRALOT, recognizing the socially sensitive issues related to the gaming sector and promoting the notion of responsible wagering, supports the recently established Hohenheim University Research Center on Gambling in Stuttgart which conducts research on the various economic and social aspects of betting games and their impact on player behavior, habits and lifestyle.
The Gambling Research Center was established in December 2004 and several institutes and chairs take part in its work so that the subject areas as regulatory and consumer policy, consumer behavior, public and private law, finance and tax, applied mathematics, statistics and econometrics, communication and marketing sciences, theories of gaming are covered. The research centre is the only gambling research centre in Germany. While the gambling research centres in other countries of the world are focusing on either the psychological or the legal aspects of gambling, the Gambling Research Centre at the University of Hohenheim is the only research centre with a multidisciplinary approach as covered by the different disciplines of the 15 professors being a member of the research centre.
INTRALOT’s CEO, Mr. Constantinos Antonopoulos said: “INTRALOT closely associates the growth and development of its business operations with the promotion of the concept of Corporate Social Responsibility. In this context it’s an honour for INTRALOT to contribute, as a member of the gaming industry and through its annual sponsorship, in the promotion of this new research centre and its undergoing project. We hope that their efforts and findings will foster our sector’s and furthermore the society’s healthy growth”.
Prof. Dr. Tilman Becker, Director of the Gambling Research Centre at the University of Hohenheim comments: We gratefully acknowledge the support of INTRALOT to our work. We regard our centre as a kind of hub, linking all research from different disciplines on the topic in Germany together and transferring the results to the gambling sector, in particular to our sponsors. Furthermore the nearly daily inquiries and requests for interviews by journalists shows us that there is a great need of the public for independent information on gambling issues. INTRALOT demonstrates a great social responsibility by supporting an independent academic institution providing the public with information on gambling issues.
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. INTRALOT’s footprint straddles five continents with 37 subsidiaries, 8 business offices, 3,000 people and revenues of € 523 million for 2005 and €700(?) for 2006.