NOVOMATIC Lottery Solutions enters long-term technology agreement with OPAP
Following a competitive procurement process, OPAP, the Greek betting and lottery group, has selected NOVOMATIC Lottery Solutions (NLS) as its new technology partner for its numerical lotteries business.
NLS will provide OPAP with its innovative and secure Omni-channel Lottery platform for all lottery games, including its popular games Kino, Tzoker and Lotto. The NLS platform will commence full operation in 2018. This process will also include the replacement of the retail system for all OPAP points of sale.NLS will also deliver its comprehensive Player Account Management system to support all OPAP’s games in all channels, initially for digital customers and ultimately extending to OPAP’s large retail network. The contract is for an initial five-year period with the possibility of extensions.
OPAP is the leading gaming company in Greece with Gross Gaming Revenues of EUR 1.4 billion in 2015, a complete games portfolio from Passives to VLTs and an extensive network of 4,500 retailers. It is one of the biggest gaming organizations in the world and a trendsetter in the WLA sphere.
“We are immensely proud to have been selected by OPAP to work together on this exciting and groundbreaking transformation project. Both NLS and our parent NOVOMATIC are fully committed to professionally delivering to OPAP a full range of high-quality products and services,” said Frank Cecchini, CEO of NLS. “It is proof that our technical approach and solutions can fulfil the needs of even the largest and most progressive lotteries in the world.”
Commenting on the agreement, OPAP Chief Executive Officer, Damian Cope said: “We are delighted to be announcing this new partnership with NLS. This is an important step in OPAP’s priority of building a world-class portfolio of products and services for our customers. Our cooperation with NLS will be a significant contribution towards the delivery of our 2020 Vision strategy.”
NOVOMATIC Lottery Solutions (NLS) is a full solution alternative vendor for international lottery markets delivering games and services that can be integrated with any 3rd party solution. The NLS system supports all sales channels simultaneously, creating a truly omni-channel offering while at the same time increasing lottery revenues and returns to good causes. With ISO 27001 certification, WLA Security Control Standard Certification and numerous lottery audits, NLS solutions guarantee the highest levels of security and reliability. NLS is part of the NOVOMATIC Group, one of the biggest global producers and operators of gaming technologies, with revenues of about $4bn, more than 28,000 employees and activities in 80 countries. NLS was established in 2014 after the acquisition of Icelandic lottery provider Betware and quickly became a major player in the international lotteries business.