THE ONLY INTERNATIONAL COMPANY CERTIFIED AS APPROVED TERMINAL SUPPLIER BY CHINA SPORTS LOTTERY
INTRALOT Beijing, a subsidiary of INTRALOT Group in China, following an international lottery and betting terminal supplier selection and evaluation process is the only international company of the lottery sector certified as approved terminal supplier by the China Sports Lottery Administration (CSLA) among the total six (6) companies certified. By receiving the corresponding certification for its Photon terminal, INTRALOT will be allowed to provide Photon to the 31 provincial CSLA lottery companies in China (provinces, cities and autonomous regions) during the upcoming terminals replacement cycle. Photon, INTRALOT’s integrated terminal that combines sophisticated technology with high ergonomy and efficient design, was certified by CSLA, as it meets the Lottery’s high standards regarding functionality, adaptability, efficiency, reliability and security.
Following the completion of the selection and evaluation process, the CSLA provincial lotteries will gradually replace their approximately 130,000 terminals installed in their Points of Sale countrywide with terminals provided by the six (6) companies whose terminals have been certified by CSLA. The new terminals will be connected to CSLA Central System.
On the occasion of the certification, Mr. Marios Mitromaras, General Manager of INTRALOT Asia, stated: “During the last years, INTRALOT has become the dominant player in Asia with presence in China, Taiwan, S. Korea, Philippines, and Malaysia. Our honorable certification by CSLA for our Photon terminal and the fact that we are the only international company to be awarded with such a certification ratifies our leading position in the development and supply of innovative, state-of-the-art technology to Lotteries and operators worldwide. We are looking forward to participating in the terminals replacement cycle of the CSLA provincial lotteries, confident that Photon will be the terminal of their choice.”
China has a population of more than 1.34bn people and is the world's second largest economy, with an annual GDP growth rate of 9 percent since 2002. In China, the only legal form of gambling is through lotteries and lottery products authorised by the state. China Sports Lottery is one of the two authorized lotteries in the country and its purpose is to raise money to enhance public sports facilities. The lottery sector has expanded greatly in China over the past 20 years and in 2012 there was an annual growth of 18% reaching $42bn in sales. The proceeds from lottery products have come to constitute a significant part of the government's financial income.
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 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.