MALTCO Lotteries Ltd, a subsidiary of INTRALOT Group in Malta, has received approval by the Gaming Laboratories International (GLI) following a thorough evaluation of its Lottery System, including the new LOTOSTM O/S platform, the PHOTON Terminals, its Games, as well as the System associated procedures. The evaluation took place after a significant €5 million investment on technology made by MALTCO LOTTERIES following the 10-year licence awarded to the company in June 2012 for the operation of the National Lottery of Malta.

GLI’s evaluation of MALTCO LOTTERIES’ Games and System was positive as, according to its judgment, the System meets generally accepted industry practices. The comprehensive evaluation included Test/Usage case analysis, Testing/QA process, System monitoring, Incident handling process and procedures, Migration process and procedures, Security framework, Game configuration parameters, Error handling and Hardware faults tolerance.

The Random Number Generators (RNGs) used for MALTCO games were also thoroughly evaluated against lottery industry standards to ensure the random behaviour of game outcomes.

Commenting on the certification, Dr. John Katakis, MALTCO’s CEO stated: “The GLI certification sanctions MALTCO’s commitment to provide high quality products supported by the most advanced and reliable technology developed by INTRALOT. This commitment is tangibly apparent with the introduction of INTRALOT’s latest state-of-the-art technology, including LOTOSTM O/S central system platform and the tailor-made POS equipment chosen from the most versatile product line of on-line lottery terminals in the industry”.

Mr. Martin Britton, Managing Director of GLI Europe stated: “GLI was very pleased working with INTRALOT and specifically with MALTCO in evaluating and approving its Lottery System”.

The recent complete overhaul of the system that includes some of the most innovative gaming technology, together with the installation of the PHOTON terminals that incorporate the ICON digital camera technology, the Genion ticket checkers and the LOTOSTM HORIZON multimedia system for displaying games-related information in each of MALTCO’s 225 outlets, demonstrates MALTCO’s vision to offer innovative and advanced technology enabling maximum reliability and security for the ultimate benefit of its players.

Since 1989, GLI has provided independent testing, inspection, certification and consultation services in the field of Gaming technology. It is the most established private company in the world to provide these services to Gaming industry parties in regulated jurisdictions. GLI employs more than 750 people worldwide, with offices in North & South America, Europe, Africa, Australia and Asia. Through its dedication to provide reliable services GLI has earned unparalleled international recognition and credibility in the Gaming world.


In 2004, through a privatisation process, the games which were then run by the Lotto Department namely Lotto, Super 5 and Instants started being operated exclusively by MALTCO LOTTERIES Limited. The Licence was granted by the Government of Malta till the 4th July, 2012 during which time MALTCO invested significantly in implementing a state-of-the-art real-time system through which it increased its portfolio of games to include U*BET football and HorseRacing, QUICK Keno and Bingo75. Following a competitive tendering process whereby MALTCO satisfied all the technical requirements and submitted the most advantageous bid of €39.1 million, it was awarded a 10-year concession and a 2nd licence to operate the National Lottery which includes the Grand Lottery, Super 5 and Lotto as well as U8BET sports Betting and HorseRacing, Quick KENO, Bingo75, and Scratchers tickets, among others. MALTCO LOTTERIES with Maltese shareholding and a complement of 64 employees is a subsidiary of INTRALOT, a public listed company.


INTRALOT is the leading supplier of integrated gaming and transaction processing systems, innovative game content, sports betting management and interactive gaming services to state-licenced gaming organisations worldwide. Its broad portfolio of products and 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 more than 53 countries, with approximately 5,500 people and revenues of €1.2 billion for 2011, INTRALOT has established its presence on all 5 continents.