Intralot Enters Nigerian Lottery Market
Leading online global lottery provider Intralot has just signed a 10 year deal with the International Lottery and Gaming Limited (ILGL) in Nigeria. Being Africa’s most populous country with over 175 million people the deal would firmly cement Intralot’s footprint in Africa which is considered one of the growing markets in the lottery world.
In terms of the deal Intralot will supply their technology to lottery operator ILGL and will include content delivered via a Point of Sales network. Operations for the new lottery are expected to being at the end of 2015.
Intralot Group Chief Operating Officer Nikos Nikolakopoulos was delighted at the new project which he believe falls into Intralot’s overall strategy of penetrating Africa. He went on to say,” 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. We are pleased to offer to ILGL, our valuable, new partner in Nigeria our innovative lottery technology and services as well as our extensive operational know-how. Intralot’s dedicated team in the region with the support of our global operations team will work together with International Lottery and Gaming Limited, 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.”
Vice Chairman of ILGL, Ronaldo Minaise stated that they intend to offer the most “credible and trustworthy” experience to Nigerian lottery players with their new partnership.