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Intralot completes move into Czech market as they appoint new member to the board

TAGs: czech republic, Fortuna, Intralot

intralot czech completionIntralot is putting the finishing touches to its entry into the Czech Republic lottery market in cooperation with Fortuna. The Greek based company has now fully launched, in the process supplying Fortuna with the central system required to operate the lottery.

Mr. Martin Illner, CEO of Fortuna Lottery, commented, “Fortuna is launching its operations much earlier than expected and is ready to provide a wide portfolio of gaming offerings to its customers in Czech Republic. So far, we have managed to develop a wide network of well-placed PoS that we are planning to expand further. We are confident that together with our experienced technological vendor, Intralot, we will manage to become the market leader of the country and recreate its gaming world.”

In total, Intralot will provide 3,500 lottery terminals and ahead of today’s launch, 700 were already in operation across the country. Installation of the rest will be completed at some point next year.

Intralot has also announced the appointment of Nikos Nikolakopoulos as a member of the board of directors. Currently MD for Latin America at Intralot, the choice will drive the business forward in that part of the world.

Paul Hoo, Chairman of the Board of Supreme Ventures Limited (SVL), commented, “Intralot’s strategic stake in SVL and its recent signal through a 10-year contract for the provision of Video Lottery Terminals (VLTs) to upgrade the gaming floors at SVL’s lounges underscores their commitment to invest in Jamaica. Intralot will also provide a state-of–the-art electronic monitoring system for the machines and training support for the technical staff of the gaming lounges. Intralot’s expertise in route systems will also be utilized for the roll-out of slot machines in smaller betting lounges island wide.”

Nikolakopoulos has In the past held positions at Microsoft and several other multinational information technology companies.

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