Erwin Horak, long-standing president of the Bavarian State Lottery, Chairman of the GlücksSpirale Committee, as well as the former leader of German lottery association Deutscher Lotto- und Totoblock (DLTB), will be providing future support as a consultant for the NOVOMATIC Group.
With decades of expertise and experience in the lottery business, Horak will act as a consultant to NOVOMATIC. Among other things, Horak will support NOVOMATIC Lottery Solutions GmbH in the areas of Business Development and Customer Development. Commenting on his appointment, Harald Neumann, Chairman of the NOVOMATIC board, said: “As reflected in our successes in Estonia and Greece, Lottery technology and services are of increasing strategic importance to us. With the valuable contributions of Erwin Horak we will gain an important impetus in our cooperation with state-licensed lotteries.”
Erwin Horak added: “After my active work at LOTTO Bayern, I am very much looking forward to contributing my knowledge and experience to the NOVOMATIC Group. Lotteries are increasingly under competitive pressure and require innovative, modern and open solutions, such as the solutions developed and offered by NOVOMATIC Lottery Solutions. I am committed and convinced that NOVOMATIC has a good range of products. I find it very positive that this new offer will also increase the competition within the German lottery market. I would like to make a contribution to it.”
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.