Intralot to enhance African presence with Nigerian lottery deal

27 October 2015

Intralot has moved to strengthen its position in the African gambling market by entering into a long-term partnership with International Lottery and Gaming Limited (ILGL) in Nigeria.

Under the 10-year agreement, Intralot will provide ILGL with a range of lottery technology and related services, with the new lottery set to launch by the end of this year.

Intralot will support ILGL’s lottery operations with a lottery system, numerical games and content delivered to players though a point of sale network.

“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,” Intralot group chief operating officer Nikos 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.”

Ronaldo Minaise, vice-chairman of ILGL, added: “ILGL has been granted by the National Lottery Regulatory Commission a national licence to operate a lottery in Nigeria.

“ILGL envisages offering the best, most credible and trustworthy lottery experience to all Nigerian players.”

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