Intralot makes play for Africa

Intralot makes play for Africa

Tuesday, October 27, 2015
Tie-up with Nigerian lottery provider hailed as ‘big step’

Intralot has taken a giant leap towards securing a solid presence in the African market by striking a new deal with International Lottery and Gaming Limited (ILGL) in Nigeria, according to the group’s chief operating officer Nikos Nikolakopoulos.

The agreement will run for 10 years, with Intralot providing ILGL with lottery technology and services ahead of a new lottery launch by the end of this year.

Aside from the lottery system, Intralot will also provide numerical games and other content to players through a point-of-sale network.

It is the second long-term deal secured by Intralot in the space of a few days after the company extended a partnership with the New Mexico State Lottery in the US for eight years.

“Our new project in the Nigerian market is a big step towards Intralot’s strategy to establish a solid presence in the developing African market,” Nikolakopoulos said.

“Intralot’s dedicated team in the region with the support of our global operations team will work together with ILGL so as to implement our common vision for a successful lottery operation.

“We are confident that our partners’ deep knowledge of the local market, along with our global experience, will lead to the delivery of secure and entertaining games offering to the Nigerian players exciting gaming experiences.”

ILGL has been granted a national licence to operate a lottery in the country by the National Lottery Regulatory Commission.

Ronaldo Minaise, vice-chairman of ILGL, added that his company will offer “the best, most credible and trustworthy lottery experience to all Nigerian players”.

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