National Lottery PLC has selected International Game Technology (IGT) as its lottery technology and services provider for the upcoming Maltese National Lottery Concession.
As reported by Malta Today, IGT will lend its services for the next 10 years to the fully-owned subsidiary of IZI Group PLC, running from 2022-2032.
In quotes reported by Malta Today, Johann Schembri, Founder and CEO of IZI Group, commented: “We have been preparing for this project for over two years as we wanted to partner with the leading global lottery technology provider that is innovative, has the experience in operating state lotteries and understands the local context. This is what we found in IGT, making this choice one of our Group’s most important strategic decisions.
“Through this strategic alliance, National Lottery plc is ensuring that the National Lottery operation in Malta for the coming ten years will run on world-class technology that meets the stringent demands to elevate this operation to European benchmarks, creating a paradigm shift in the way the National Lottery is operated and appreciated by the public.”
National Lottery plc won the procurement for the Maltese National lottery after bidding €105m for the 10-year contract, beating Sisal Malta Consortium.
“We have enjoyed working together with National Lottery plc for several months,” added Jay Gendron, IGT Chief Operating Officer, Lottery.
“We believe that with our expertise as a world leading lottery provider combined with the local knowledge of National Lottery plc, we can provide a lottery experience of the highest quality in Malta.
“The Maltese lottery market is very interesting and our experience in operating similar markets will ensure that the new lottery is of the utmost quality.”